The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is changing the face of the botanicals extracts and supplements sector – in the European Union at least. The requirement for herbals to demonstrate good science has never been more urgent as health claims scrutiny tightens and consumer interest heightens.
Outsourcing. It's no secret it can bring big financial and logistical gains. But in an age when traceability and accountability carry increasing value, are we now seeing a shift towards...
UK-based Gee Lawson has inked a deal with Chicago supplier SourceOne Partners to distribute the Illinois firm’s ingredients in European nations.
Danish enzymes specialist Novozymes is seeing growth in its nascent omega-3 business that is utilising its core enzyme specialisation in a relatively new area.
Hungary is seeing a renaissance of its herbal sector, supported by a trend towards organic foods and supplements.
An online UK juice, smoothie and healthy food merchant has fallen foul of the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over blood cleansing and other claims for some of its juices.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected probiotic dossiers from Canadian firm Lallemand Health Solutions (immunity) and Italian player Synbiotec (defecation) in a batch of opinions published today.
An extract of three herbal roots marketed for menopause is to be evaluated as a novel food ingredient in the European Union.
Inca berry, cape gooseberry, golden berry. It has many monikers but one primary Andean source in Peru and Swiss supplier Frutarom was promoting it at Vitafoods Europe last week.
Southeast Asia is heading for massive economic change with its ten-nation ASEAN single market and this could have ripple effects for the EU too, says expert.
Italian botanicals giant Indena has debuted a version of the Indian Ayurvedic herbal extract Boswellia serrata it says offers boosted bioavailability via a lecithin delivery system.
Botanical supplier Sabinsa is expanding its existing cultivation program for Indian herbs to ensure sustainable supply of ingredients such as turmeric, gac, and black ginger, in order to match demand...
200 people from the European and international food and nutrition sectors helped 20 finalists and seven winners celebrate at the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards last night at Vitafoods Europe.
On the back of a successful US launch, Lycored will release its nutraceutical ingredient in Europe as it predicts growth opportunities for the Beauty from Within segment.
Black market crack downs, neighbourhood kudos and moving goal posts - Croatia's supplement industry has seen big changes since it became a member of the European Union in July 2013.
Australian researchers have tracked the anti-radical and antioxidant properties of coffee from bean to brew.
Belgian olive oil extract supplier BioActor has inked a deal with the world’s biggest food firm to develop products based on bone health benefits.
Dutch company Nutress has launched its first Chlorella tablet, which it spent three years developing.
Polyphenol-rich blackcurrant extract may prevent metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in fat and cholesterol, according to research in mice.
Protein World is to meet with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today to discuss its controversial beach body campaign which saw the firm receive bomb threats.
A botanical blend has been shown to reduce body fat by 5% compared to placebo in a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods.
Accompanying warnings are being considered for monacolin K health claims after a number of EU member states raised safety concerns.
Marine resources provide a 'rich reservoir' of bioactives and nutraceuticals, say researchers looking into novel marine functional ingredients.
Global and EU regulation aims to stop companies using indigenous bio knowledge and material to make profits without filtering any of the benefits back.
Botanical firm Indena will be pushing its curcumin ingredient for use in sports nutrition products.
Guar gum could hold potential for both short and long term control of appetite, say Japanese researchers.