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Why outdated regulations risk thwarting Indonesia’s supplements growth: Botanical supplier

Growth in the health supplements space is being "slowed down" by outdated regulations in Indonesia, with industry players clamouring for new rules.

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

Halal astaxanthin: AstaReal targets South East Asia growth after receiving certification

AstaReal is now offering Japan-made natural astaxanthin ingredients that are halal certified.

Kiwi contract manufacturer completes multi-million-dollar renovation as ‘brand New Zealand’ maintains marketing popularity

New Zealand contract manufacturer Alaron has undertaken a multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation project at its Nelson site, with the firm hopeful of growth for its customers in South East Asia...

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment....

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Halal certification key to South East Asia market entry for Chinese ingredient firm

China-based Jiangsu Aoxin Biotechnology wants to make sure all its ingredients, such as D-Glucosamine, chitosan and marine chitosan, are halal certified to boost its chances of success in South East...

Omega-3 canola oil supplier filing for regulatory approval in Australia, US and Canada

Omega-3 canola firm Nuseed has filed for regulatory approval in Australia, with submissions for Canada and the US set to be lodged later this month.

Indian herbal firm expands product portfolio and explores e-commerce opportunities

Herbal ingredient manufacturer Mrida Greens has added five more nutrient extracts to its herbal extracts product portfolio, and announced plans to venture into the business-to-consumer space.

Toxic tea: Two people resuscitated after taking Chinese herbal drink

Two people who drank aconite herbal tea, a plant-based toxin also known as wolfsbane and monkshood, had to be resuscitated and are now seriously ill in hospital in the US.

New probiotic supplement launched in China to tackle carcinogenic stomach bacteria

Dietary supplement company By-Health has launched a new probiotic digestive health product in China to combat pathogenic stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori).

Omega-3 firm SeaDragon warns of $4.5m annual loss after fish oil supply struggles

Fish oil supplier SeaDragon has revealed it expects to report an annual loss of up to NZ$4.5m, due to a longer than expected transition time from its legacy Omega-2 business...

China nutraceutical firm unveils plans for European R&D and manufacturing base in Wales

Shanghai-based nutraceutical and functional foods supplier Acerchem International is to establish a European R&D and manufacturing centre in Swansea, South Wales.

Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel...

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional...

DSM and Singapore Institute of Technology unite to back next generation of food and nutrition technologists

Students from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be able to benefit from DSM’s facilities in a bid to boost the skills of the next generation of food and nutrition...

Vitamin vending machines: Is this the future for supplements retailing in APAC?

The man who has launched Australia’s first store selling vitamins solely via vending machines wants to launch hundreds more in locations across the country, while also expanding to overseas markets...

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Omega-3 finger-prick test now available in some Australian pharmacies

A new self-administered omega-3 finger-prick blood test is now available in some Australian community pharmacies. 

Looming perfect storm will lead to Aussie CBD boom, pioneer predicts

An anticipated perfect storm in Australia, involving the recent legalisation of medical cannabis and the expected approval of hemp in foods and nutrition later this year, has led to the...

BioGaia’s probiotic products to be launched in Thailand

BioGaia has signed an exclusive agreement with Abbott to commercialize its probiotic products  in Thailand.

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Chinese firm wins EU ‘supercritical’ astaxanthin approval

Chinese supplier BGG’s has won EU novel foods approval for two astaxanthin forms through its new European HQ in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Asian VC invests €33m in Indian botanicals specialist; acquisitions targeted

Indian-based but global-facing herbals player OmniActive Health Technologies has won a $35 million (€33m) investment from venture capitalist Everstone Group, as it pursues expansion and acquisition targets.

GI-reducing formula achieves ‘record low’ levels in white bread

Holista CollTech says recent tests have shown its GI-reducing Panatura GI formula has recorded even lower results in ‘clean label’ white bread.

BioGaia expands in Japan with new probiotics deals

Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia has signed two major deals in Japan with Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Inc. 

China infant formula uncertainty claims another victim: Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson deal scrapped

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement signed in March to supply infant formula to Asia.

DSM and China firm By-Health seal deal for CVD collaboration

DSM has sealed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chinese supplement firm By-Health to develop new cardiovascular health products containing tomato extract ingredient Fruitflow.

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