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Functional beverages in Asia: Start-ups need to 'redress the health balance'

Functional beverage start-ups in Asia should not get fixated on making and securing official health and efficacy claims before launching, and could look instead to “wrap up” products alongside more...

Ausnutria takes over ADP and Ozfarm

Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., a dairy company with production facilities in China, the Netherlands and Australia, has taken over ADP and Ozfarm.

Pollen supplement firm stung by $526,500 fine for false “made in New Zealand” labelling claim

A supplement company and its owner have been fined a total of NZ$526,500 for claiming the bee pollen it used was New Zealand-made, when in fact it was produced and...

Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

Nutraceutical International Corporation’s longtime aggressive acquisition strategy has borne the ultimate fruit in the announcement today that the company will be sold to a private equity firm for $446 million.

Australian probiotics outfit Evolution Health experiencing Chinese boom

Steady demand for Australian health products has prompted Melbourne-based probiotics specialist Evolution Health to invest heavily in China, with the firm now eyeing greater global expansion.

Ausnutria reports growing revenue amid fiercer competition and stricter laws

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria's total revenues have grown by almost one-third to RMB751.3 million during the first quarter of 2017.

Sage advice: Epigenetics-based cognitive health supplement set for APAC launch

A botanical cognitive health product designed by a spin-off from the University of Oxford will launch across Asia Pacific with the backing of an innovation development company.

Blackmores CEO: We have a lot to learn from China’s herbal expertise

Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate has gone on a charm offensive in China, highlighting the company’s and Australia’s growing ties with the country in terms of both trade and product development....

Herbalife shrugs off FTC, Ackman; boosts 2017 outlook

Herbalife has shaken off the lingering effects of a big-ticket settlement with the Federal Trade Commission with a relatively solid quarterly results statement that was welcomed by stock traders.

Blackmores' profits slump again with hopes now pinned on new Vietnam and China strategies

Blackmores is continuing to suffer from a slump in Australian sales to ‘daigou’ buyers, with overall net profits dropping by 42.8% year-on-year, according to figures for the first nine months...

Asia sales slide at Mead Johnson but CEO insists China business ‘remains on track’

Infant nutrition firm Mead Johnson, which is in the process of being taken over by Reckitt Benckiser, saw sales in its core Asia markets tumble in the first quarter.

Aging population in China boosts myostatin-inhibiting ingredient's prospects

The growing population of older consumers in China and other countries bodes well for muscle-support ingredient Fortetropin, says the developer Myos Rens.

FOOD VISION ASIA

Diabetes in Asia: Food and nutrition industry action an economic and social imperative

Asia’s food and nutrition companies risk turning their backs on a vast potential market if they fail to innovate and reformulate to provide products to help fight the war on...

FBIF 2017

TCM heritage and modern innovation: Firm secures sales success through supplement and functional food expansion

Harnessing the heritage of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern supplement and functional food trends can help Chinese companies boost growth at home and across Asia – providing it is backed...

Singapore start-up Senescence targets younger demographic with new cognitive health supplement

Brain health supplements manufacturer Senescence Life Sciences has launched its second product on the Singapore market.

Delivery Formats: Will consumers sip their supplements?

At this year’s Natural Products Expo West, Trace Minerals Research launched a line of supplement straws. The company isn’t the first to play with this concept, but it certainly is...

OPINION: How probiotics research is taking us to the next level of understanding

While clinicians are increasingly aware of the evidence behind specific probiotic strains for a variety of conditions, restoring balance to a microbiome disrupted by diet, medications or illness often remains...

Cargill, General Mills and Unilever agree to fortify flagship wheat flour brands with vitamins and minerals in India

Major brands and millers have agreed to fortify wheat flour with iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 under India’s drive to boost nutrition levels through a mass fortification programme. ...

Nestle seals joint venture to improve nutrition among Chinese stroke patients

Nestle Health Science and the Chinese Stroke Association have entered into a collaboration to help stroke patients swallow with less difficulty. 

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT

Supplement firms seeking success in China: ‘Think big, trademark brands and don’t be too trusting’

Companies seeking to launch products in China have been told they have to be in it for long haul and make extensive preparations, ‘instead of turning up at Shanghai airport...

Blackmores chairman makes $10m 'no strings' donation to fund supplements research

Vitamin boss Marcus Blackmore has given $10m to the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NCIM) at Western Sydney University in a 'no strings' donation to undertake research into complementary medicine.

Bellamy’s says it won’t meet Chinese registration deadline

Bellamy’s Australia Limited has updated its position on registration of its products with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).

Blackmores Institute signs partnership deal to boost supplements knowledge among Malaysian pharmacists

A collaboration between four institutes aims to arm Malaysian pharmacists with more knowledge and understanding of complementary medicine.

HI SOUTH EAST ASIA

Colombia’s gummy gains: Big opportunities in South East Asia says Bogotá business

Nutrient gummies drew the most visitors to Softigel’s booth at the recent HI SEA 2017 show in Jakarta – with the company identifying several markets for business growth.

HI SOUTH EAST ASIA

Functional fruits focus: Taiwan contract manufacturer opens Indonesia office to tap into local ingredients

It was the lure of Indonesia’s exotic fruits and their potential as functional ingredients that has convinced Taiwan-based TCI Co to set up an office in Jakarta.

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