Manufacturers of ‘solid beverages’ will need to follow a set of new rules, such as changing their product labels, to prevent consumers from confusing them as health foods or infant formula, said the Chinese authorities.
Major brands such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, F&N and Unilever are joining forces to drive the sustainability agenda in Malaysia, via a new alliance that will tackle plastic food and beverage packaging concerns.
Here we present the latest research and innovation around skin health, including how processed foods consumption is linked to higher risk of eczema, a Singapore’s firm’s ‘bio-optimised’ collagen shots innovation, and the potential benefits of coix seed...
Researchers in Australia are calling for an overhaul over the regulations for toddler foods, claiming that 74% of products are ultra-processed, and that there has surge in discretionary snack launches over the past 25 years.
Prebiotics other functional ingredients, including mandarin peel extract, are creating new product development opportunities in the digestive health category – alongside ongoing innovation with probiotics, according to industry experts.
This round-up features the retail strategies that brands across APAC are using, including the direct-to-consumer channel by Brand’s Suntory, the pros and cons of livestreaming, and the trending categories in pharmacies.
Remote clinical trials are likely to continue even after COVID-19 has waned, mainly due to the high level of convenience that it provides, says a researcher from Australia’s national research institute.
Building a business that is environmentally sustainable is not just ‘for show’, but is also delivering tangible benefits such as saving costs, providing better control over the supply chain, and improving the quality of raw materials used, say a raft...
Nearly two in three pregnant women in Vietnam have consumed special milk formulas as they believe that doing so would benefit their unborn children, according to a new study, which questioned ‘aggressive marketing tactics’.
Health foods that claim to strengthen the immunity, aid memory improvement, alleviate physical fatigue etc may need to undergo scientific reassessment, such as redoing animal experiments or human trials, the Chinese authorities have proposed.
Diacylglycerol (DAG) oil can reduce body weight, body mass index, waist circumference and serum triacylglycerol (TAG) in people with glucose and lipid metabolism-related diseases, compared to those taking TAG oil, according to a meta-analysis of randomised...
US-based Prolacta Bioscience, best known for its human milk-based nutritional fortifiers, is conducting a clinical trial assessing the effect of its products on the growth of premature infants in Japan.
This round-up features new innovations in the Indian market with a focus on botanicals and plant-based ingredients to address liver, lung, cognitive health issues, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the growth potential of the hemp industry.
Australian regulators have ruled against changing the permitted levels of amygdalin and hydrocyanic acid (HCN) that can be present in supplements and TCM products, despite contradictions with what is allowed for food items.
Some nutrition brands are intending to come out with a team of in-house livestreaming influencers, following a high-profile tax evasion scandal featuring one of China’s leading livestreaming key opinion leader (KOL).
Australian healthcare company EZZ Life Science Holdings is pressing on with ambitious R&D and international expansion plans, as it shifts from being a distributor to a producer of evidence-based health products.
India’s hemp industry is predicting a wave of product innovation, from protein bars to flavoured powders and snacks, in the wake of recent regulatory advances that will see hemp seed, oil and flour products classed as food for the first time.
There are a number of scientific reports which claim that there is a high rate of anaemia among the Indian population, but the latest guest of our NutraChampion podcast argues that this may not be the case and there may even be an “overdiagnosis” of anaemia...