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.
“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).
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The European Commission (EC) intends to authorise for the first time a health claim arising from the combined effects of a number of substances, in a decision that affects firms backing the synergistic effect of nutrients in their products.
Sports manufacturers warned over 'confusing' and 'deceptive' claims
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) have extensive potential to offer a range of health benefits in products beyond infant formula, DuPont's global business director for HMOs, Steen Lyck, said at Vitafoods Asia on Tuesday.
A recent study reported something very impressive: A decade after the end of a randomized clinical trial, the benefits of dietary supplementation not only persisted, but seemed to be getting bigger. So why are we not talking about this more?
UK firm Seaweed & Co's wild harvested knotted kelp (Ascophyllum) beats spirulina for iodine, potassium, calcium and magnesium, and can reduce salt in packaged foods or replace artificial smoke flavours, it says.