Supply Chain Management

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry has done a great job coming together to address raw material supply in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s action, says George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition giant Herbalife followed a winding road to the payment of a $200 million fine and an FTC-mandated restructuring.  The network marketing company, with more than $4.5 billion revenue in 2015, can now move forward on its mission of business expansion...

Iceland-produced astaxanthin debuts in US market

Iceland-produced astaxanthin debuts in US market

By Hank Schultz

The astaxanthin supply continues to expand as Icelandic manufacturer Algalif has entered full scale production at its facility near Keflavik and has launched a finished goods brand in the US market.

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

By Hank Schultz

Perrigo has unloaded its US supplements business, with International Vitamin Corporation stepping up as buyer. The deal was seen by one observer as another step in the concentration of US-based supplement manufacturing backed by Chinese capital.

Boswellia: 'There needs to be a focus on the quality of the extracts...But I believe the industry can clean itself up.' ©iStock

'When the price is low you should be suspicious.'

Action needed to curb boswellia adulteration: QC analyst

By Shane Starling from Paris

Boswellia serrata adulteration remains a major problem in the EU and elsewhere and responsible players need to do more to identify fraudulent material and actors, an expert has said.

Stauber gets off to roaring start with Hawkins

Stauber gets off to roaring start with Hawkins

By Hank Schultz

Another company has reported success with an acquisition in the dietary supplements ingredients space as Hawkins, Inc. reported strong earnings growth attributed in part to its purchase of Stauber.

Subpar rosaceae-derived supplements abundant, USDA researcher says

Subpar rosaceae-derived supplements abundant, USDA researcher says

By Adi Menayang

According to a new study published in the NFS Journal and funded by the USDA Agriculture Research Service, eight of the 33 dietary supplements derived from Rosaceae fruits had no detectable anthocynins or were adulterated with anthocyanins from unlabelled...

Qualifying your contract manufacturer: The key questions to ask

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.

Tomorrow! NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

Tomorrow! NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

Experts from GOED, NBTY, Wiley’s Finest, Cornell University, and will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in omega-3s in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

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FDA ‘appreciates’ CRN’s product registry efforts

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration tells NutraIngredients-USA that it looks forward to learning more about the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s proposed industry-wide dietary supplement product registry.

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