Supply chain

Aker further upgrades krill fleet with new support vessel

Aker further upgrades krill fleet with new support vessel

By Hank Schultz

Norwegian krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has announced the launch of yet another new vessel, in this case a supply ship that supports the company’s three harvesting vessels operating in Antarctic waters.

A new population survey has found the Antarctic krill population is stable. Aker Biomarine AS photo.

Sustainability picture remains bright for marine sources of omega-3s

By Hank Schultz

Smoke-choked skies from wildfires in the western US and a roiling hurricane season put consumers on edge about the state of the natural world. But omega-3s experts say that gloomy scenario shouldn’t cloud the outlook for omega-3s sustainability, which...

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Ahiflower oil gets Health Canada foods approval

By Hank Schultz

Nature’s Crops International, manufacturer of Ahiflower oil, an omega-3 rich plant oil, has announced its product has received Health Canada approval for use in foods.

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Clorox teams with Cleveland Clinic on coronavirus guide

By Hank Schultz

Clorox, a major manufacturer of dietary supplements and household products, has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic on a guide to help businesses cope with coronavirus provisions in the workplace.

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NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2020

CRN's Label Wise effort stood out among year's industry initiatives

By Hank Schultz

Making nutrition understandable for everyone is the goal of the Label Wise initiative led by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. That made it a clear choice for this year’s Editors Award for Industry Initiative of the Year.

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FDA unveils 10-year FSMA implementation plan

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday launched a website portal it calls a ‘blueprint’ for the full implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The document lays out a plan for actions over the next decade.

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FDA to resume on-site domestic inspections

By Danielle Masterson

After pausing on-site surveillance inspections in March, the Food and Drug Administration plan to resume domestic inspections starting the week of July 20.

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CSPI calls on FDA to mandate accredited labs for all food testing

By Hank Schultz

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging federal authorities to require testing be done in accredited labs and not just to restrict that to the food importation process. It’s a laudable goal but one that might have unintended consequences,...

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Data thieves target thriving supplement industry

By Hank Schultz

Recent cyberattacks on a contract lab and a contract manufacturer lay bare the risk all data-based businesses run in a globalized world where threats can come from anywhere and can potentially be motivated by factors beyond mere financial gain.

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How COVID-19 is shaping global consumer trends

By Nikki Hancocks

COVID-19 has accelerated a number of 'mega' consumer trends and halted others, according to the strategic market insight provider Euromonitor International, providing insight into how consumers' shopping habits are being shaped in the short...

The fate of a plant community on a remote Andean ridge top is a cautionary tale for the future of botanical ingredients supply, and the future of the planet as a whole. ©Getty Images - RPB Media

From the editor's desk

Centinela: Remember the name

By Hank Schultz

People who would like to put a damper on apocalyptic projections of the effects of climate change and habitat destruction like to focus on the fact that we’ll get through this, that life will find a way. There’s no doubting this (the world is not about...

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