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.
International ingredient firm Wacker says that the use of natural ingredients, such as curcumin and hydroxytyrosol in functional food is gaining steam in Asia, but there is a need to address issues such as low bioavailability.
A paper published today in a prominent medical journal asserts that the law governing dietary supplements is no longer adequate to protect consumers and sweeping changes are needed to keep potentially dangerous new ingredients off the market.
More than 40% of dietary supplements may not be as effective as touted to be, after 100 products tested by Japan’s National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) were unable to dissolve in water within the specified time limits.
A mega-merger between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) and DuPont nutrition & biosciences unit will create a new industry giant worth more than $45 billion (€40.4 billion), say those involved in the deal.