UNPA welcomes new executive members

UNPA welcomes new executive members

Chinese contract manufacturer Sirio Pharma and botanical ingredients supplier Verdure Sciences have joined the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) as executive members.


Special Edition: Contract manufacturing

Qualifying your contract manufacturer: The key questions to ask

By Stephen Daniells

Asking for details of the quality program, and physically visiting a facility to audit it are just two of the top things that brand owners should do to qualify their contract manufacturer.

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Traders pound USANA's stock over slowdown in China sales

By Hank Schultz

USANA Health Sciences reported $232.6 million in net sales in its fourth quarter, a 2.1% year-over-year increase. That amounted to $1.83 in earnings per share, but these figures disappointed analysts, and the company’s share price tumbled as a result.



NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

By Hank Schultz

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the omega-3s space. A new test method being brought to market by the company OmegaVeritas...

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