The alarming UN climate change report was put out over a week ago, but UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ “code red for humanity” message still haunts many as humans continue to cause much of the extreme weather by emitting greenhouse gases.
In concord with a trend affecting most of the multi level marketing companies selling dietary supplements, Nature’s Sunshine has posted another quarter of record results, buoyed by surging sales in Asia, South America and Poland.
In an industry populated with many privately held firms, two dietary supplement manufacturers — Thorne and Nutraceutical International — have filed for IPOs, each set at $100 million as the initial target size of the deals.
As legislators continue to negotiate an infrastructure deal, the Consumer Brands Association urges democratic leaders to include the creation of a federal Office of Supply Chain Resiliency to address ongoing challenges exposed and magnified by the pandemic...
The demand for mood support supplements based on 5-HTP has raised concern about the sustainability of the botanical Griffonia simplicifolia, the source of the ingredient. The authors of a recent paper said more information is needed to make sure the...
Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is continuing its consolidation of analytical laboratories serving the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries with the acquisition announced today of Food Safety Net Services. FSNS operates more than 20 labs...
NutraIngredients-USA sat down with Aaron Secrist, executive vice president of Quality, Regulatory Affairs & Operations at NOW Health Group, to reflect on what has happened over the past year and what he thinks is next for the e-commerce giant.
With over 80% of global trade transported by sea, ongoing issues and bottlenecks in global shipping will continue to impact international raw material and ingredients supplies, which could drag into Spring of 2022, says Wilson Lau, VP of Nuherbs.
The European Commission (EC) has been accused of ‘abandoning all ambition on botanicals,’ after a recent evaluation of regulation on nutrition and health claims, concluded ‘further study’ was required.
A new Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program bulletin on pomegranate adulteration finds that the situation has improved somewhat in the past five years, but that a still unacceptably high amount of fraudulent products are in the market.
Supplement manufacturer NOW has received ISO accreditation for its laboratories, an unusual step for an in house operation that the company says will put it in better stead to keep up with new retailer requirements such as those put forth by Amazon.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition has filed a citizen’s petition with FDA requesting that the Agency reverse its decision that the ingredient NAC is not legal for use in dietary supplements. CRN states that FDA’s ruling on the matter, voiced in warning...
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.
A US Senate bill to specifically allow the use of CBD and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements and foods has been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship. The bill also enjoys broad support within the industry.
Sports nutrition veteran Brad Pyatt is launching a new company focused on plant-based nutrition. The first brick and mortar retail partner will be GNC, which itself is emerging from a bankruptcy sale to Chinese company Harbin.
Professors at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland, have established an independent scientific certification for assessing product label claims in a bid to improve trust and transparency in the carotenoid or omega-3 markets.
Ingredients giant DSM has teamed up with San Diego-based startup Debut Biotech to explore the potential of its ‘cell-free’ biomanufacturing platform, a next-generation manufacturing process it claims could unlock new opportunities to biosynthesize a far...
Natural Grocers is revamping its line of private label supplement products for new market realities and to better fit the company’s evolving market position. The new line, branded as Natural Grocers Brand Vitamins & Supplements, encompasses more...
A new group has formed whose stated mission is to bring clarity and transparency to the sourcing of amino acids. Called Aminofacts, the group is querying manufacturers to get a picture of how these ingredients are made and where they come from.
The South Korean authorities have released a proposal on how oxidation should be measured in EPA and DHA products, in what is being seen as a move to bridge the gap between locally-made and imported products.
Palm fruit ingredient manufacturer Phenolaeis has joined a growing cadre of companies putting together more complete, white label-worthy product prototypes to capture customers’ eyes during the pandemic-induced trade show drought.
Nine out of 19 omega-3 products that were bought through prominent Asian e-commerce sites and marketed as containing a single species, did not contain the ingredients declared on the labels, according to new data.
Policy experts are calling for a shift from 'food security' to 'nutrition security,' to reflect a growing emphasis in food quality that in recent years has prioritised quantity as a solution to address hunger.
Informed Sport makes available a new mobile app that allows users to quickly determine whether a sports nutrition product has been certified to ensure it does not contain a prohibited or harmful substance.
Superfoods supplement purveyor Ancient Nutrition has launched a plan to make the brand carbon negative by 2024 by planting a million trees and pursuing other regenerative practices on land the company owns in Missouri and Tennessee.
Swiss ingredient manufacturer Lonza has expanded the reach of it UC-II branded line of collagen with a new organic option, which fills in what the company characterizes as a gap in the market in the United States.
The history of the CBD trade in the US provides a peek into the strategy that kratom proponents may pursue with the goal of a legal trade in the botanical without regulatory impediments, an executive in an advocacy group says.
CEO and mother of four Naomi Whittel was born on an organic biodynamic farm in Switzerland and raised in Europe. She said she was destined to work in health and wellness and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
The CBD/hemp markets, both in finished goods and on the supply side, are in a state of transition, attendees at an industry event learned on Friday. The message was that some growers and some finished product marketers are likely to fall by the wayside...
Careful supply chain management has helped high quality companies differentiate themselves during the unprecedented recent history of the dietary supplement sector, said one of the industry’s leading lights.