Medical and analytical experts are raising the alarm after analyzing weight loss supplements purchased online and labeled as tejocote root, and finding that almost all of them actually contained toxic yellow oleander.
By Andrea Almagro & Luis Gosálbez, Sandwalk Bioventures
A recent EFSA update to its Practical Arrangements guide will surely help food innovators struggling with the Transparency Regulation to access the European market, write Andrea Almagro & Luis Gosálbez from Sandwalk Bioventures in this guest article....
Since Brexit and the subsequent EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) in January 2021, UK’s departure from the EU has caused significant challenges for the sports and active nutrition sector and the wider food industry, bringing important regulatory...
The ASA has ruled online advertisements promoting infant formula products from Boots violated a UK advertising code aimed at safeguarding breastfeeding, at a time when a retail giant is calling for amendments to regulation.
During August, the industry was inspired by reports on consumer trends, welcomed a next step in probiotic harmonisation, discovered further AI technology advances, and encountered regulatory clarity issues.
A number of regulatory experts have spoken out following the proposals published by the UK Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID) last week, which suggested introducing improvement notices to improve adherence to health and nutrition claim...
The Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID) has published an open consultation on UK nutrition and health claims to seek views on proposed changes in relation to nutrition labelling, composition and standards (NLCS).
Dirtea Ltd, the mushroom powder supplements brand, has come under scrutiny by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after making claims on its social media platforms that implied their products could prevent, treat, or cure human diseases.
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) have formed a strategic partnership with Chem ID Ltd, a provider of chemical data standardisation, validation, and traceability solutions.
Heights, the online food supplement provider, is under scrutiny for the content of its email, website, and an Instagram post, with concerns raised about health claims made in its advertising materials.
The French consumer affairs and fraud control watchdog is clamping down on online influencers with fines of up to €300,000 and prison-sentences of up to two years, after discovering the majority do not comply with regulations.
A study analysing different mushroom-based supplements on the Italian market concludes more rigorous testing and quality control is required, after discovering widespread discrepancies between product composition and that stated on labels.
Thriving international markets, strict EU regulation and tight transition periods are big challenges for those in the EU supplements market but Food Supplements Europe (FSE) is uniting the industry in a fight for positive legislative changes.
From the phage opportunity to microbiome modulation for athletic performance, the science around HMOs, synbiotic mechanisms of action, and the gut-brain axis, the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota is not to be missed.
The Italian Ministry of Health has acted on recent adverse events linked to turmeric-based food supplements by prohibiting all health claims linked to the botanical, and issuing a new warning to be used on product labels.
This round-up will feature scientific findings from big brand names, including Swisse and its study of krill oil supplementation on knee osteoarthritis, Amway’s personalised nutrition, and India’s national research agency’s plans for studying cannabidiol...
Nestle has launched China’s first Foods for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) for patients suffering from tumour related conditions, after going through a five-year long approval process from the Chinese regulator.
Specific probiotics strains have showed immunomodulatory properties in women suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as gestational diabetes and PCOS, according to a review of RCTs conducted by Nestle.
This round-up will look at developments of brands in the health and nutrition industry, including how brands such as Bubs Australia and Bellamy’s Organic have successfully gained access to the infant formula market in US, as well as Nestle Health Science’s...
A 12-week RCT funded by Mitsubishi Corporation Life Sciences has shown that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) intake has significantly improved certain aspects of muscle mobility, especially gait speed and left grip strength – which the company says presents...
Scientists are struggling to reach a consensus on guidance of cocoa consumption for patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as conflicting evidence makes it difficult to determine precise dose-to-response outcomes.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has shown to inhibit the COVID-19 virus in both in-silico and in-vitro settings, and positive findings from a clinical trial are expected to be published in Q3, says functional ingredient firm Gencor.
With consumers increasingly demanding scientifically-validated nutra products and ingredients, one of the key scientists in Australia’s national research agency has revealed the three factors that are crucial for a high-quality trial.
Vitamin D levels marginally increased in people who received low dose vitamin D3 alone or combined with calcium, compared to a decline seen in those who received calcium supplement alone or a placebo, according to a new RCT from the UAE.
The South Korean government has imposed tougher criteria on ready-to-eat (RTE) and ready-to-cook (RTC) instant products that want to make healthier nutritional claims on pack, in an expansion of rules first placed on instant noodles earlier this year.
A Singapore firm that counts a leading longevity academic among its ranks has outlined ambitious growth plans for its Rejuvant LifeTabs, a calcium-based Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AKG) formulation that claims to slow down the ageing process.
An Australian living in London has overcome an extraordinary set of challenges including Brexit, the pandemic and more recently a sharp rise in prices as a result of the war in Ukraine to keep his vitamin enhanced juice business thriving.
This round-up of new scientific findings will look at how low NAD+ level is associated with anaemia in women, Mitsubishi Life Sciences’ NMN clinical study findings, and the benefits of vitamin E for exercise recovery and PCOS.
Blackmores, Impossible Foods, Suntory, Yili, Kirin, Health & Happiness, Thai Union and GSK are among the major brands confirmed for our Growth Asia Summit in Singapore - so don't miss your last chance to benefit from our early-bird registration.
Innovations in iron, beauty, sports nutrition, Australian firms competing to launch the country’s first over the counter cannabidiol (CBD) oral products, as well as infant formula firms’ responses to US shortage are the key trends covered in this round-up.