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China probe hangover, functional foods failure depress Usana's earnings

China probe hangover, functional foods failure depress Usana's earnings

By Hank Schultz

An internal investigation into business practices in China has taken some of the air out of the balloon of Usana Health Sciences, as the company’s stock price declined after an earnings report that was lower than analysts’ estimates. And a launch of a...

NutraIngredients-Asia launches Japan newsletter

NutraIngredients-Asia launches Japan newsletter

By Gary Scattergood has launched a Japan newsletter to provide news and insights about the nutrition, health and dietary supplements industry with content produced in both Japanese and English.

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Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

By David Anderson

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Concerns have been raised about changing consumer attitudes to dairy, and the impact that could have on the probiotics sector. ©iStock

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

By Gary Scattergood

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

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