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23 Jul 2021
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its draft opinion on the safety of dietary sugars, which confirms various links between the intake of different categories of sugars and the risk of developing chronic... Read More
22 Jul 2021
--- The UK government will restrict the in-store promotion of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) from October 2022 in a bid to slash skyrocketing obesity weights. However, industry experts tell NutritionInsight that... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- The UK government is making £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) funding available to life science companies as part of its new ten-year strategy, dubbed the “Life Sciences Vision.” Addressing mental health and... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- Amid controversy around cannabis use and the Olympics, Fourfive is calling on the UK’s sports governing bodies to start clinical trials into the effectiveness of CBD and medical cannabis in professional sport. The CBD... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Lallemand Health Solutions’ probiotic ingredient Expert’Biotic L. helveticus Lafti L10 has been recognized for its antioxidant properties – particularly for athletes – by Health Canada. The ingredient... Read More
26 Nov 2019
--- Amid the industry buzz around cannabidiol (CBD), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a firm reminder on the compound’s non-legal status. The agency warned 15 companies for illegally selling products... Read More
08 Oct 2019
--- Beneo is set to implement a 5 percent price increase on its functional fibers, inulin and oligofructose, for food and feed applications. Citing operational costs and rising regulatory demands, the company notes that the... Read More
30 Sep 2019
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance on how it will regulate “novel, swiftly evolving” digital health tools, such as mobile health software and products that use artificial intelligence... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Popular front-of-pack label (FoPL) Nutri-Score reflects “false facts” and misleads consumers, according to a report from the German Sugar Industry Association (WVZ). The association argues that as obesity is the... Read More
12 Aug 2019
--- Responding to the increasing demand for natural ingredients suitable to the sports nutrition sector, botanical ingredients supplier Nektium has extended its portfolio of Rhodiolife standardized Rhodiola rosea extracts. It... Read More
20 Nov 2018
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded positively to a petition for a new qualified health claim for edible oils containing oleic acid. As a result, products with an oleic acid content upward of 70 percent,... Read More
14 Aug 2018
--- NSF International and the NSF/ANSI 173 Joint Committee have updated the pesticide testing requirements included in NSF/ANSI 173, the only American National Standard for dietary supplements. A recent NSF study established... Read More
08 Aug 2018
--- The UK advertising watchdog has ruled that McDonald’s Happy Meals can be advertised during children’s TV shows because they are “healthy.” But it banned ads for KFC and Kellogg’s Coco Pops for... Read More
07 Aug 2018
--- DSM is pursuing a patent infringement lawsuit in China against a competitor for what it calls the “misappropriation of intellectual property” pertaining to the production of a key ingredient of Biotin (also known... Read More
06 Aug 2018
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has recognized egg membrane hydrolysate BiovaFlex as novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. According to the... Read More
02 Aug 2018
--- Two new guides have been published in India to help the country’s health supplement industry adapt to recently implemented regulatory requirements. Produced by the Resource Centre for Health Supplements and... Read More
16 Jul 2018
--- Concerns are being raised that botanicals will be caught in the crossfire of the escalating US-China trade dispute as the Trump Administration’s second list of proposed tariffs targets key ingredients to the food and... Read More
14 Mar 2018
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a scientific assessment confirming the beneficial health effects of glycemic carbohydrates on the improvement of physical performance during high-intensity and... Read More
02 Mar 2018
--- The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has issued new guidance on the proposed Nutrition Facts label to help food manufacturers to make the necessary changes by the upcoming... Read More
26 Feb 2018
--- A majority of online traders recently surveyed by the European Commission are offering novel foods and food supplements that clearly do not comply with EU regulations. This is according to the results of the first... Read More
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