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.
The European Court of Justice has forbidden the use of algae-derived calcium in organic drinks after judges classed the algae as a mineral and its addition would be at odds with the product’s organic label.
The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has clarified the term ‘postbiotics’ in a statement that responds to the scientific groundswell and growing number of postbiotic applications.
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.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has updated nutritional guidance for the over 65s in a move to improve the quality of life for an age group that in 2016, increased by 19% in Ireland to 630,800.
The Italian Association of Health Products and Manufacturers, FederSalus is to collaborate with Nutrition Foundation of Italy (NFI) in a pact that looks to make available the latest in food supplement research.
The UK Government’s restrictions on high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) products to tackle obesity should not affect sports nutrition food products, says the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA).
A recent paper claims FDA is in the dark as to how many new ingredients have come onto the market via the GRAS process. Only limited progress has been made in the decade since a Congressional report first raised the issue and directed the Agency to make...
The Irish Joint Committee on Health has launched a report on Vitamin D deficiency concluding that the Government must promote supplementation across the population by increasing public knowledge and reducing costs.
The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is backing a new Government report into the first 1000 days of life, hailing the right for parents to make personal feeding choices for their children.
DNAfit has pointed to the body of ‘nutrigenetic’ evidence that suggests DNA sequencing can shape personalised nutrition advice after UK authorities deemed an ad for its services as a breach of the non-broadcast code.
Growing research suggests that gender plays a key role in disease risk. While depression and anxiety affect females more often, neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity,...
The European Commission (EC) is to ban botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs) that includes aloe extracts in a decision set to have implications for the nutrition and nutricosmetic industry.
Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...
The FSA’s recent change to its CBD Novel Foods deadline will lead to a lot of hasty half-hearted applications from companies unaware of how much more difficult the process is about to become, an expert has warned.
The Netherlands Food and Drug Administration has released guidance stating that the term 'probiotic' is allowed on food and supplement labels in the country, as mandatory information that characterises the product.
EFSA has published its recommendations on how to conduct whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis of microorganisms used in the food chain - a step which should solve identification issues once and for all.
Folium Biosciences has become another US-based firm to submit a Novel Foods application to the UK for its cannabidiol (CBD)-based oil in response to the 31 March deadline set by the country’s food authority.
After a record-breaking 2020 Digital Summit, the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas is back for 2021 with a dynamic extended program, a more immersive platform with new features, and more on-demand content.
Treehouse Biotech has submitted a Novel Foods application to UK authorities for its Cannabidiol (CBD)-based ingredients in a move that signals the US firm’s intent to capture a slice of the UK’s burgeoning CBD market.
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has backtracked on its initial expectation for companies to make their novel foods applications at least five weeks in advance of the deadline and confirmed that it will accept applications up until March 31st, after receiving...
Researchers at Action on Salt are demanding a restriction on the use of what it calls misleading nutrition claims on HFSS products after its new data revealed seemingly ‘healthy’ snacks contain often higher salt levels than crisps and flavoured nuts.
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) has launched a petition defending the use of Aloe and other plants in food supplements in response to proposed changes affecting botanicals containing Hydroxyanthracene Derivatives...
Probiotics manufacturer Pendulum Therapeutics Inc. got some welcome news today when the National Advertising Division announced that it has found that the claims the company makes for dietary control of Type 2 diabetes are supported by scientific evidence.
Vitamin D supplementation should be a standardised practice to treat COVID-19 in hospitalised older patients, according to a newly published position statement by the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Many UK CBD brands have been misled on how to prepare for the looming novel foods deadline meaning there is less than one month for some to pull together potentially impossible amounts of data, an industry expert has warned.
An industry group has approved the publication of the first European wide standard to tackle doping in sports nutrition and food supplements, calling it a ‘stepping stone’ in improving consumer information.
While the CBD market scrambles to prepare for the March Novel Foods deadline, products are being seized and retailers arrested in Ireland amid mass confusion over the law, with one retailer taking the authorities to court for their actions.
Clasado Biosciences’ new partnership with British Rowing will see the firm supply the Great Britain (GB) Rowing Team with its gut-targeted supplement said to aid immune function and athletic performance.