The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have rubbished online claims that an app can improve the taste of drinks by extracting more coumarin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in tea using pulsar wave technology delivered from a smartphone.
The Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) has approved legislation that simplifies the cultivation, harvesting and processing of botanical plants potentially used for food supplements.
BASF's human nutrition brand Newtrition has gained exclusive distribution rights to market Aussie consumer healthcare firm Xerion's omega-3 test kits, thanks to a new three-year agreement between the two companies.
China has cemented its status as one of the world’s most important global players, according to industry body the International Probiotics Association (IPA), with data revealing that nearly half of all APAC sales come from the country.
Agricultural commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. has expanded its reach into the microbiome space with the acquisition of UK-based manufacturer Probiotics International Ltd. in a cash deal worth $243.5 million (£185 million).