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.
After a death of a schoolboy, the UK Food Standards Agency is to look at whether labels on high-protein drinks and supplements should feature a warning about the potentially fatal risk of a sudden spike in protein for people with undiagnosed disorders.
Food and beverage manufacturers in the Middle East have been urged to stop toeing the line in terms of making any off-pack claims for their products, given increasing awareness and warnings raised by governments in the region.
There is an urgent need to find a unified approach for the use of the term 'probiotic' on labels to change one of the most ‘restricted regimes in the world’ panellists at a conference in Denmark urged.
More than 40% of curcumin supplements purchased online and from health food shops in France failed to match label claims, a report has found, shining a spotlight on quality control issues within the industry.
Japan has announced stricter labelling regulations for soybean milk and other soy-related beverages with the aim of preventing fraudulent or exaggerated claims and ensure fair competition between brands in the very competitive local market.
The European Parliament’s moves to introduce nutrient profiles and front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FOPNL) should not affect sports nutrition products, says the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA).