In our monthly nutra regulatory round-up, we take a closer look at Japan’s Foods with Function Claims framework, South Korea’s new public consultation on genetically modified soybean, China’s new function claims system and more.
India is only scratching the surface of nutritional research – with an excessive focus on a few key nutrients – while its burgeoning nutra sector can play a leading role in helping consumers adopt more healthy lifestyles.
Supplements heavyweight Swisse believes that infusing elements of convenience and novelty into active nutrition packaging and product format design is increasingly important to increase appeal with younger consumers in the APAC region.
South East Asian countries, especially Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia present good opportunities for krill oil consumption growth in the next three to five years, says krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) is attempting to balance plans for boost organic food exports with ongoing food safety concerns by mandating all state-authorised laboratories to adopt organic testing capabilities.
Danone is launching a new infant formula containing milk droplets that closely mimic the structure found in mothers’ milk in China this year, VP and head of Danone Early Life Nutrition revealed at our Growth Asia Summit 2023.
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Low-dose aspirin taken with calcium was more effective in preventing the onset of preeclampsia and reducing the risk of pregnancy complications, compared to aspirin alone, according to Chinese researchers.
Beverage products entering the Middle Eastern market need to be clean label and low in sugar in order to gain a strong local foothold, with both regulatory pressure and consumer demand firmly pushing trends in this direction.
Twelve weeks of daily supplementation of a dietary supplement containing krill oil, astaxanthin, and lower molecular weight hyaluronic acid has been found to reduce joint pain and improve joint function among individuals with mild osteoarthritis.
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Hypertensive and diabetic patients could benefit from diets prepared using low-sodium salt, with blood pressure significantly reduced following an eight-week intervention, findings from a China study showed.
Multi-strain probiotics obtained from the human gut have shown promising effects in reducing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) disease severity, and should be further studied as a potential treatment for the condition, say Korean researchers.
See the latest developments from health and nutrition brands across Asia-Pacific, including how Thailand's 3C Group is eyeing growth in the prebiotic sector, TCM firm Eu Yan Sang's strategies for the North American market and more.
Japan’s vibrant Foods with Function Claims (FFC) sector will need to keep up with the demand for rigorous scientific evidence and ethical advertising for it to continue its phenomenal market growth, say experts from the country’s health foods associations.
A facility approved for manufacturing traditional Indian medicine, specifically Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani (ASU) could also be used to manufacture licensed food products as well, the Indian authorities said in an attempt to clarify an ambiguity that...
Singapore-based meal replacements brand Sustyfoods says that convenience and functionality are key purchase drivers, and expects rising demand for savoury options and product formats that are more similar to “real meals”.
The South Korean government has opened three food safety reports on genetically modified soybean, corn and canola for public comment, with the caveat that all opinions submitted must be ‘based on science and logic’ or risk being ignored.
Thai nutraceutical firm 3C Group aims to boost the growth of the local prebiotics sector, which it says is significantly less recognised than probiotics, through their application in functional products targeting children and people with gut issues.