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How the EU health claims process could impact US

How the EU health claims process could impact US

How will the new health claims system in Europe impact the state of play in the North American market? Lorraine Heller speaks to a leading international ingredients supplier about the potential marketing and regulatory implications.

Snack Size Science: Vitamin E and the quest for thick hair

Snack Size Science: Vitamin E and the quest for thick hair

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we consider if vitamin E from palm oil can help men with thinning and receding hair. Malaysian researchers suggest there’s potential for the vitamin in mane-maintenance.

Fierce clamp-down for swine flu supplements

Fierce clamp-down for swine flu supplements

Marc Ullman, partner at Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman tells NutraIngredients-USA.com what is in store for companies falsely marketing dietary supplements as preventions for swine flu.

GMP inspections likely to start by fall, says FDA

Dispatches from Supply Side East

GMP inspections likely to start by fall, says FDA

By Lorraine Heller

Although all medium-sized dietary supplement manufacturers in the US will be required to meet new GMP regulations as of June this year, FDA has said it is unlikely to start inspections until fall. The agency’s manager of the Division of Dietary Supplements...

Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

Dispatches from Supply Side East

Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

By Lorraine Heller

Supplements and healthy foods are proving to be more resilient than other sectors in the midst of the current economic freeze. Investment banker David Thibodeau tells Lorraine Heller why this sector will continue to perform.

Playing ball in China's health claims park

Dispatches from Supply Side East

Playing ball in China's health claims park

By Lorraine Heller

Lorraine Heller met with Randy Dennin, chairman of the Chinese branch of US trade group Natural Products Association (NPA), at Supply Side East and asked him about regulatory and other challenges on the Sino peninsula.

Supply Side East preview

Disptaches from Supply Side East

Supply Side East preview

By Lorraine Heller

Today is the first day of Supply Side East, one of the major east coast trade shows for the functional foods and supplements industries. Lorraine Heller takes a peek at the program and shares some thoughts about what to expect from the show.

Snack Size Science: Fishing for powdered omega-3 salts

Snack Size Science: Fishing for powdered omega-3 salts

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredients’ Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we explore the potential of powdered omega-3 salts as a way of taking this big fish of the nutrition world into yet more products.

Snack Size Science: The new kid in vitamin E town

Snack Size Science: The new kid in vitamin E town

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we consider the discovery of a new form of vitamin E in the peel of kiwifruit. Italian researchers reveal the furry little fruits secret nutrient content.

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

By Shane Starling

Probiotics are best known for their digestive health benefits, but research is pointing to benefits in unexpected areas. Shane Starling met with Yakult’s Netherlands-based science manager, Dr Jia Zhao, after she spoke at a recent conference on functional...

ADM whistleblower pays heavy price for freedom

Mark Whitacre – The Informant

ADM whistleblower pays heavy price for freedom

By Shane Starling

Mark Whitacre was the US corporate world’s highest level executive whistleblower when he exposed a price fixing scheme at ADM in the mid-90s. Now the subject of a Hollywood film called The Informant starring Matt Damon, the selenium biochemist came clean...

Why omega-3 nutrient claims are important, GOED

Why omega-3 nutrient claims are important, GOED

By Lorraine Heller

A proposed ruling to prohibit the use of omega-3 nutrient content claims would generate consumer confusion by limiting the ways in which manufacturers can communicate meaningful omega-3 references on their products, says the Global Organization for EPA...

Reading between the omega-3 aisles at Expo West

Dispatches from Expo West

Reading between the omega-3 aisles at Expo West

By Shane Starling

Shane Starling takes Michael Chubb, the sales director at Canadian fatty acid specialist, Bioriginal, into the organic and natural product extravaganza that is Expo West for a real-time spec of end-product omega-3 ingredient innovation and application.

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