Influencer marketing is still quite novel and yet it's predicted to grow to more than double 2017 figures to become a $6.5bn industry this year (Influencer Marketing Hub) so its important to ensure these promo's are legal and ethical.
Europe’s food supplement sector makes some of the world’s best, but QC issues around stability and blends threaten its standing, with only 10% of finished products bothering to conduct end-product stability testing, according to an industry player.
With ever-blurring lines between the food and pharmaceutical space, the NutraIngredients team asked experts at our recent Probiota conference how they believe the microbiome space will develop in the future.
With the European elections coming up and Brexit debate sending the UK's government into disarray, Peter Wennstrom, business strategist and founder of Healthy Marketing Team, points out the worrying parallels between politics and nutrition.
UK, German, Spanish and Dutch consumers appear unable to differentiate between a nutrition claim and a health claim in a study that calls for improvements in communicating the benefits of healthier food choices.
A trade association for the UK’s cannabis industry announces its intentions to sue the country’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) over moves to classify cannabidiol (CBD)-containing products as a 'novel food.'
At the Natural Products Expo West show this year, we caught up with the chief strategy and innovation officer at legacy supplement brand Nature’s Way to talk about consumer trends, CBD, and the body of laws that regulate supplements.
The European Commission (EC) is to implement regulation that authorises specification changes to the supplement ingredient coriander seed oil and human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) 2′-fucosyllactose (2’FL).
A combination of regulatory hurdles and growing consumer demand for more effective products means companies are looking for new ways to innovate with encapsulation technologies and delivery systems, say experts speaking to NutraIngredients.
By Will Chu, Niamh Michail, Hank Schultz, and Cheryl Tay
The interest in cannabidiol (CBD) use in food supplements, foods, and even as an ingredient in cosmetics has gained much momentum in the past five years, but what is the regulatory situation around the world?
Medical nutrition terminology is not consistently defined - with frequent inconsistencies between definitions and regulations relating to specific terms and practices, warn researchers who argue that standardised terminology is needed.
Brand ethics and transparency are crucial for any entrepreneur looking for success in the health food and wellness space, according to industry experts at the recent Probiota conference in Copenhagen (February 13th-15th).
Probiotic food and drink firms may struggle to gain consumer trust thanks to the negative image of the food industry caused by a history of 'aggressive marketing' of unhealthy products, delegates of Probiota Copenhagen heard last week.
Probiotic food and drink companies 'should be more angry' about health claim restraints which act as barriers to consumer health, according to a marketing expert who spoke at Probiota Copenhagen last week.
Celebrity-endorsements on social media could be exacerbating our nationwide rise in diet deficiencies, an expert has said in response to a doctor's call to ban all celeb social media ads for diet products.
Health food and drink and supplement firms must exceed consumers’ expectations in order to retain their trust and stay relevant in an industry quickly becoming 'radically transparent', insights and advice provider EY has warned.
The NutraIngredients Awards is set to celebrate the best of the nutrition and dietary supplements industry as it returns to Geneva for its fifth year alongside Vitafoods Europe 2019 next May. Which of our 12 categories will you be applying for?
“Self care” is the big theme in health and wellness for 2019, according to the global idea-sharing app Pinterest, with eating trends that show scientific research is capturing the interest of the masses.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective in preventing further heart and blood vessels problems after heart attack – meaning medicines containing DHA and EPA for this purpose will no longer be authorised...
A European trademark to identify sports nutrition products belonging to members of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has been approved by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).