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CBD for athletes: Promising benefits come with doping risk

By Nikki Hancocks

CBD is being linked with a growing number of compelling health benefits for athletes, and while the emerging science is promising, it comes with a high risk of unintentional doping, nutrition researcher Professor Graeme Close warned in a recent webinar.

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Kemin receives novel food authorization for BetaVia Pure

By Nikki Hancocks

Kemin Industries has received novel food authorization from the European Commission for its BetaVia Pure postbiotic ingredient, a proprietary strain of the algae Euglena gracilis, with five-year exclusivity in the European market.

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CBD firm wins judicial review confirming product legality

By Nikki Hancocks

The founder of a British CBD firm who lost his license to export into the UK and had to cease business last year, has won his judicial review against the UK Home Office, with the authority conceding his products were legal.

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Peruvian anchovy fishing quota signals rebound for omega-3 supply

By Nikki Hancocks

The Peruvian authorities have announced the first anchovy fishing season of 2024 can commence with a sizable quota, signaling a return to normal supply after a challenging year of low stock and rising costs for the omega-3 industry.

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UK consultation on novel food streamlining plans

By Nikki Hancocks

UK food authorities have launched a consultation to collect views on policy change proposals that aim to streamline the authorization process for regulated products such as novel foods.

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ILSI brings together industry giants in vitamin K2 task force

By Nikki Hancocks

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe has announced a new Vitamin K2 task force, designated to advance the scientific understanding of the health benefits of Vitamin K2 and provide evidence-based insights to enhance public awareness.

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UK Gov to crack down on misleading marketing online

By Nikki Hancocks

The UK Government will soon introduce the hotly anticipated Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill created to see stricter enforcement of consumer protection laws related to online marketing of products.

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Chinese appetite for fish oils growing: How to tap into the market

By Nikki Hancocks

Chinese consumers have a huge and growing appetite for supplements and functional foods, leading many manufacturers to consider international expansion, but strict and confusing routes to market can make this an all too costly endeavour.

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ESSNA on the latest developments in AI and sports nutrition

By Luca Bucchini, Chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA)

We’ve seen an increasing interest in Artificial Intelligence (Al) from sports and active nutrition businesses and consumers, and this has a twofold impact on the market as it can improve products, operations and customer experience, and athletes can use...

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NI Award winner reveals fast-paced adaption strategy

By Olivia Haslam

Seven years after winning the NutraIngredients Award for Service Provider of the Year, analyze & realize attributes its continued success to multifaceted expertise and broadening horizons.

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Industry demands closure to CBD regulation stalemate

By Nikki Hancocks

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has published a report calling on the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Home Office to work together to end the regulatory stalemate threatening the sector.

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French authorities label vitamin D as endocrine disruptor

By Olivia Brown

The French authorities have pursued the publication of the classification of vitamin D3 as an endocrine disruptor (ED), which will involve adding warning labels to products containing quantities of cholecalciferol above 0.1% by product weight.

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European protein strategy paves the way for sports foods sector growth

By Luca Bucchini, Chair of ESSNA

Alternative proteins are a fast-growing market within the sports and active nutrition sector. With rising consumer demand for meat alternatives, we see more and more sports foods businesses investing in plant-based products and food-technology alternatives...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Emma Hunt, Co-Founder, Rubicon Bridge

NutraWomen Wednesday: Emma Hunt, Co-Founder, Rubicon Bridge

By Danielle Masterson

After decades of navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance, Emma Hunt and Kathryn Szymonowicz took their knowledge and used it to launch Rubicon Bridge, a software that helps other businesses to overcome regulatory challenges and achieve international...

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Holland & Barrett reinstates withdrawn CBD products

By Nikki Hancocks

Holland & Barrett has reinstated 31 CBD products that were temporarily removed from sale in response to the UK FSA's new consumer guidance which reduced daily recommended intakes for CBD down from 70mg to 10mg.

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