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Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

CULTURED VIEWS FROM PROBIOTA 2015 IN AMSTERDAM

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

By Nathan Gray

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts and businesses. But there are some who say such links create biased science.

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

By Nathan Gray

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and commercial interest. But what does the future have in story for the sector?

Probiotics benefit protein absorption but emerging research  is hinting at other benefits for sports performance

Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

By Shane STARLING

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

By Shane STARLING

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry to blame and could social media be a data-sharing saviour?

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

Insights from SupplySide West

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the fruits of an open, dynamic marketplace, and it’s all because of DSHEA, according to Loren Isrealsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

Insights from SupplySide West

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

By Hank Schultz

Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on the 20th anniversary of DSHEA having started in the herbal products industry in 1974, twenty years before the law was passed.  The law, as he sees it,...

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

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Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

By Hank Schultz

Reporting adverse events is something all dietary supplement companies must prepared to do to be in compliance with the law.  But beyond that basic requirement, companies that fully embrace an AER system can use it to provide valuable market data, an...

Cargill rides publicity wave with Trehalose functional ingredient

Cargill rides publicity wave with Trehalose functional ingredient

By Hank Schultz

Cargill has weathered a potential media storm concerning its functional ingredient Trehalose.  The ingredient, a glucose dissaccharide, was one of the potentially ‘scary’ food ingredients seized upon for its use by a well known fast food chain.

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

By Shane STARLING

Botanical adulteration, like doping in sports, is a problem that can be controlled but never totally resolved, but what is being done about it? Here the world’s biggest botanical players debate their attacks on the problem.

Natural and synthetic astaxanthin are different products, Algatech exec says

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Natural and synthetic astaxanthin are different products, Algatech exec says

By Hank Schultz

The natural vs synthetic astaxanthin debate centers on the fact that the products are not strictly analogous. “We are not saying that natural is necessarily better.  We are saying it’s different,” said Efrat Kat, director of marketing and sales for Algatechnologies.

DSHEA at 20: Law was a landmark for Europe, too

DSHEA at 20: Law was a landmark for Europe, too

By Hank Schultz

Joerg Gruenwald, a longtime natural products industry consultant, said the advent of DSHEA was a huge event in Europe as well as America.  It helped give European dietary supplement companies secure access to the biggest market in the world.

Omega-3’s newest big fish reveals sector ambitions

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Omega-3’s newest big fish reveals sector ambitions

By Shane STARLING

Mid-last year the chief of Norwegian omega-3 player EPAX told us, “We are the last of the big omega-3 independents.” Soon after US agri-food company FMC had snapped it up for $350m. Here FMC Nutraceuticals general manager Daniel H. Rosenbaum talks through...

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

By Hank Schultz

Follow on ingredients that rely on the safety halo provided by New Dietary Ingredient notifications filed by competitors continues to be a serious problem in the marketplace, according to a prominent attorney.

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

By Shane STARLING

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Hiring an attorney early is cheaper than hiring one late, expert says

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

Hiring an attorney early is cheaper than hiring one late, expert says

By Hank Schultz

As dietary supplement firms prepare for their initial (or follow up) GMP compliance inspections, it pays to have the advice of a consultant and/or a lawyer up front. Fixing problems on the back end is inevitably more expensive, said attorney Ivan Wasserman.

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

By Hank Schultz

Adverse event reporting, amphetamine-like substances showing up in products and NDI notifications are all prominent blips on FDA’s radar, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

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