There were no significant differences in weight, waistline, lipid profiles, and blood pressure in healthy children consuming whole-fat dairy versus those consuming reduced-fat dairy products, according to a study conducted in Australia.
Newly established Australian firm Openway Food, which owns health food brands such as Red Tractor and Raise the Bar, is aiming for further distribution in Asia after gaining traction in China and the US.
Australian health supplement company Visdon, winner of the botanical product of the year at the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2021, is gearing up to launch 20 new products by next year, targeted for specific consumer groups as well as the general population.
Australia’s Trajan Scientific and Medical, winner of the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2021 in the personalised nutrition category, is looking to further growth in the personalised and preventative healthcare space by expanding its monitoring services.
Researchers in Australia are developing new methods for brands to incorporate high-protein ingredients from lupins to aid in the fight against obesity and diabetes, while also complying with strict domestic labelling regulations.
Australian dietary supplement firm Arborvitae has received a bumper deal with domestic pharmacy chain TerryWhite Chemmart for its joint health liquid supplement, with retailers’ interest in the product rising amid favourable consumer feedback and clinical...
Australian infant nutrition firms are increasingly adopting an omnichannel business model in their operations in China, with firms expanding from the common cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) platforms to offline ventures, including mother-and-baby shops...
Microba Life Sciences is applying its gut microbiome analysis platform to measure the effect of Australia’s Anatara Life Sciences’ dietary supplement on patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D).
A new Australian government report on imported food inspections has revealed that nutritional label errors are the most common issue found amongst foods entering the country, showing a worrying leap year-on-year.
The New Zealand food industry is calling for an updated national nutrition study to find out accurate folic acid intake levels in order to ensure that the government is not ’flying blind’ in its recent decision to mandate the addition of this to flour.
ASX-listed CBD and hemp firm Elixinol plans to focus on the Australian and US markets after reporting that sales in Europe has been on the decline due to regulatory uncertainty and COVID-19 restrictions.
High-dose vitamin D supplementation has been found to increase the risk of falls among the elderly with a normal body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m2, according to a five-year long research project conducted in Australia.
Australian food-as-medicine company MediKane has concluded a crowdfunding campaign which raised more than AU$350,000 (US$258,000), to drive the next stage of the company’s growth, including international expansion plans.
The Australian manuka honey industry has gathered over 5,000 pages of information to fight back in court against New Zealand’s recent attempts to trademark the name ‘manuka’ for its honey, after failed attempts to reach a truce.
Australian trade body Complementary Medicines Australia says a recent report linking a rise in liver injuries due to supplement intake does not provide sufficient information on the ingredients used or the origins of the products, adding that consumers...
New Zealand botanical and natural health brand Artemis has released a range of liquid plant-based formulations targeting sleep, stress and digestion health, with export markets, including China, in the firm’s sights.
The New Zealand food and grocery industry has lashed out against academic claims that the sector has heavily engaged in ‘COVID-washing’, or used the pandemic to promote ‘unhealthy’ products, calling this an example of ‘confirmation bias’ and ‘not based...
A New Zealand firm producing gin from Damson plums is expanding into the functional health foods space and has received funding to research and develop nutrition products based on its high amounts of anthocyanins.
A high protein-low GI diet prevented hunger better than a moderate protein-moderate GI diet among overweight and obese people, according to data derived from the 3-year PREVIEW randomised intervention study.
New Zealand has long enjoyed a good reputation for high-quality and safe food exports, and the industry is now beefing up its efforts in the functional ingredient and foods space, with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and China top of mind.
Australia-based personalised nutrition firm Vitable is gearing up for international expansion starting with a launch into the UK later this year, and major Asia nation’s on its hitlist for 2022, after its latest funding round.
Australian health supplement firm Visdon, the maker of brain health supplement (Rebrain), is expanding its online presence in China with a listing on JingDong on the back of sales approaching US$800,000 in the past six months.
Australia’s supplements industry has continued to grow amid the pandemic despite a dip in export revenue, with firms finding success by pivoting to immunity products and finding inroads into several new markets, including Iran, Israel and Brazil.
Australia-based Renovatio Bioscience has launched a supplement addressing both immunity and inflammation, a perceived ‘gap in the market’, with just four ingredients - activated phenolics, quercetin, zinc and vitamin C.
ASX-listed firm Forbidden Foods has launched a range of walnut/macadamia oil fortified with algal omega-3 in China and Australia based on consumer trends seen on major e-commerce platform Alibaba Tmall.