Supply chain issues appear to be easing for the herbal supplements sector, says Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, but the key lesson from the past couple of years is that supply chain management is not simple.
A shift in the relative power bases in the US House of Representatives could provide a window to make changes to dietary supplement industry regulation that could help all its players, said Steve Mister, head of the Council for Responsible Nutrition....
Novozymes, a long time player in industrial enzyme applications, has launched a consumer facing health division that becomes an instant heavy hitter in the category. The head of the division gave NutraIngredients-USA a peek behind the curtain.
The American Botanical Council has marked its 34th anniversary with the full debut of an open source document that responsible companies can use to prevent adulterated materials from finding their way into finished products.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is raising its profile in the dietary supplement industry, which included a second consecutive appearance at SupplySide West, a show the organization had not attended in the past.
NMN, an anti-aging ingredient, has been disallowed by FDA because of its prior investigation as a drug. The determination, which came as something of a surprise given the ingredient’s market history, has raised questions of fairness and transparency.
Inflation and continued COVID related problems in Asia hit network marketing company Usana’s earnings hard. Traders responded by pummeling the company’s stock, which at one point on Tuesday had fallen by more than 17%.
Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the US House and Senate agriculture committees will draft a new federal Farm Bill that will shape a number of programs for the next five years. What does that mean for the hemp industry?
Immune health continues to be a primary concern for consumers of functional beverages, according to a new report from Irish ingredient supplier Kerry. The study also found that consumers are increasingly blurring the distinction between the benefits...
A new report from Firsd Tea, the largest importer of Chinese tea in the US, found that most professionals in tea and related industries under-prioritize sustainability when stocking tea inventory—even with 80% of this group worried about the effects of...
The use of dodgy ingredients in sports nutrition products has gotten less attention in recent years, but experts say unscrupulous formulators continue to find ways to play in the penumbra of the sports nutrition sector.
Tight supply has raised creatine prices, and new health applications for the ingredient have added upward pressure from the demand side as well. But that picture could change soon with new capacity coming onto the scene.
A recent warning letter to Amazon on the subject of skin tag removers was seen as significant for the dietary supplement industry because it puts the online sales giant on stricter notice for being responsible for the regulatory compliance of products...
Plant sourcing experts say that whole herbal raw materials can contain all of the nasty bits the natural world has to offer, but proper procedures can—and routinely do—turn those botanicals into safe and clean ingredients.
The conclusion that the botanical white mulberry caused the tragic death of a lawmaker’s wife—something that has been widely reported in the national media—is supported by almost no data and is highly speculative at best, according to a nationally renowned...
Climate change is something that concerns all ocean scientists, but it hasn’t negatively affected many major fisheries thus far, including those most important to the omega-3s industry, an expert says.
A new multi-million initiative by the US Department of Agriculture aims to reverse a downward trend in the number of farms transitioning to organic – a process that can put producers on their back foot financially as yields often drop during the three-year...
Heightened US-China tensions have caused planners in all industrial sectors to reevaluate their sourcing arrangements. Stakeholders in the dietary supplement industry say having firm relationships with well-vetted suppliers is the best way to manage...
Forest fires sweeping the southwest of France are destroying vast acreage of Maritime Pine, the source of Horphag’s famous Pycnogenol pine bark extract. The company’s CEO tells us that raw material supply or production quality will not be impacted.
Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.
A new study from a group led by prominent industry critic Dr Pieter Cohen, MD, found a drug used in China sold in dietary supplements in the United States, in some cases at dosages apparently exceeding what’s used in clinical practice.
A study published yesterday by a group that included researchers from the University of Mississippi found that fewer than half of 30 immune supplements bought on Amazon had labels that accurately reflected their contents.
A new study has confirmed the extreme variability of Mucuna pruriens supplements for sale on the US market, once again calling into question the quality control and labeling of dietary supplements generally.
The New York City-based company was founded in 2019 by food scientist Laura Katz who aspired to advance nutrition by recreating the functional components of breast milk. The lab produces microbes, ferments, and runs immunity testing.
An elderberry product marketer has agreed to drop claims that its products contain elderberry in an advertising challenge lodged by Nature’s Way Brands, LLC, which has exposed elderberry adulteration in the past.