A third-party audit commissioned by PLT Health Solutions has verified the sustainability of the company’s Boswellia serrata sources within India, the company claims. The popularity of the botanical combined with its slow growth has raised supply concerns...
M&A activity continues apace in the contract manufacturer sector with INW (Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness) announcing it has acquired Utah-based Capstone Nutrition from Brightstar Capital Partners.
Sam Wiley, CEO of Wiley’s Finest line of omega-3 products, said he’s confident in the course of the category and in the future of the brand as he steps down from a leadership position at the family owned company.
Nature’s Sunshine is the latest company in the dietary supplement industry to report supply chain difficulties as the dislocations caused by the global pandemic continue to reverberate through the system.
New herbal business conference aims to support emerging botanical brands by providing a venue to learn about formulation, GMPs, sustainable sourcing, claim substantiation, federal regulation enforcement, choosing a contract lab, and more.
By By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council
The year 2020 has been unprecedented in the lives of all people — including those currently involved in the global botanical research communities as well as those involved in global and domestic trade of botanical raw materials, extracts, essential oils,...
Marketing experts recommend that brands formulate a strategy to be as nimble as possible to deal with the as yet unknown changes to the supplement marketplace in the post pandemic world. A greater online capability is seen as one of key parts of that...
The US Department of Agriculture has contacted stakeholders in the dietary supplement industry to potential problems in the supply chain of dietary supplements in light of the current coronavirus crisis.
The year is new and a lot of people are getting out their crystal balls. NutraIngredients-USA is no exception, and here are our top big issues that will impact the dietary supplements industry in this new decade.
Facilities that are subject to FSMA inspections are struggling with the initial implementation of the Foreign Supplier Verification Provision of the law, new data shows. The issue is coming to a head with the first warning letter based on a FSVP failure.
When Adel Villalobos first entered the nutraceutical industry, he noticed that contract manufacturers often “held brands hostage.” He started his own contract manufacturing company with a goal of being different.
Swisse and Biolsland took the top spots for imported brands in China last year, with Australia named the number one exporter to China, according to statistics gathered by the China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines and Health Products Importers and Exporters...
A new water dispersible curcumin ingredient using a water dispersible technology has hit the US and European markets, courtesy of the new DolCas-Tenshi partnership. The pairing is also bringing a men’s sexual heath ingredient to market.
The recent slew of crackdowns, regulatory reviews and stricter rules for China's health food and supplement industry are 'growing pains' the industry must overcome, as regulators double down on efforts to promote safety and collect taxes.
Unlike pharmaceuticals, the effects of nutritional supplements are subtle. We spoke with several contract research organizations that specialize in human clinical trials for nutritional interventions to learn how companies can validate liver health claims.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Commerce summoned all 91 direct-selling firms operating in China to a meeting as part of the “100-day operation” to clean up the health food market.
The Natural Products Association has objected to a proposal by the US Food and Drug Administration that NPA says will result in an expanded sharing of information on US firms with foreign governments. NPA said the proposal lacks transparency and runs...
The trade tensions between the US and China have yet to seriously impact the flow or pricing of dietary supplement ingredients, according to experts familiar with the sector. But continued uncertainty has some observers on edge.
The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.
China's botanical exports are expected to continue growing at a rate of 20% this year, with the US remaining its largest market despite the ongoing US-China trade war, Hou Yin Jun, the person-in-charge of commerce at Shaanxi Plant Extract Association,...
The Chinese government has retaliated in the latest escalation of President Trump’s trade war by releasing lists of new tariffs on US products, the highest of which will reach 25%. Experts worry that the fallout could affect the supplement industry.
Soon-to-be released guidelines for contract manufacturing organizations and quality standards from the International Probiotics Association will drive the industry to optimal practice, says IPA's vice president.