Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and vegetable producer Fresh Select have jointly established a new food manufacturing company, Nutri V who will upcycle surplus vegetables into powders and snacks.
A new Australian study has revealed that different types of whole grains have particular benefits for lowering different areas of heart disease risk – but refined grains are also still recommended as part of a balanced diet.
A series of COVID-19 related lockdowns and travel restrictions has weakened the daigou retail channel for several health and nutrition brands in Australia, with brands such as Swisse, Bubs, and Nuchev, reporting sales slumps from the once lucrative channel.
Australia’s recent bill amendment on the country-of-origin labelling will provide “long-term certainty” for supplements that meet the requirements to make the coveted ‘Made in Australia’ claim, said an industry body.
The New Zealand Hemp Industry Association (NZHIA) believes that the country “will miss the bus” if it does not start to quickly develop its cannabidiol (CBD) sector, after a new report suggesting it could become an NZD2bn industry was quickly followed...
The high frequency of vitamin C deficiency in people with respiratory infections has led researchers to call for levels to be tested on Covid-19 patients, followed by either intravenous or oral supplementation.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will be conducting investigations on 12 artemisia species permitted for use in the country, following scientific reports on how intake of the botanical may lead to miscarriages.
A research paper voluntarily retracted last year by the authors after claiming that 60% of New Zealand’s best-selling fish oil supplements contained less omega-3 fatty acids as advertised, has been republished with new data stating that nine in 10 supplements...
New Zealand’s High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge is continuing its partnership with manufacturer Sanford to fund a third research project into the benefits of Greenshell mussels (GSM).
Two South Australian firms, functional beverage company Utonic and beauty firm Vani-T, are set to retail what they believe is the world’s first collagen kombucha nationwide in February 2021, following its online soft launch in September.
New Zealand’s Ārepa is aiming to be present in all supermarkets nationwide by the end of this year and looking to expand in the Australia and US markets, on the back of the ‘credibility boost’ of winning a NutraIngredients-Asia Award.
Problems with product labelling and advertising are the most common compliance breaches found in listed complementary medicines in Australia, according to new data from the regulator Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Australia’s supplements industry body has described the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) decision to class certain sports nutrition products as listed products as an over-regulation, adding that this will result in higher production costs which...
Probiotics supplementation has shown to reduce the amount of bile acids – an important component of nutrition – in the gastric residuals of extremely pre-term babies, according to an RCT from Australia.
Newly-launched Australian supplement brand Kynd is donating an immunity product to a citizen in need for every product sold, with its founder hoping that consumers will appreciate the chance to help others while also improving their own health.
Australia-based supplement company Vmores’ newest launch is a bird’s nest supplement manufactured using its freeze-drying technology, which the firm hopes will provide a more convenient format for consumers beyond the traditional cooking process.
Australian regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has doubled-down on its stance that online supplements and nutritional adverts intended for health professionals should not be accessible by the public and tools such as username and password...
Researchers in New Zealand have revealed that a mint product can control sugar cravings by suppressing the sweet taste receptors on the tongue, leading to an overall decrease in desire to consume sweet foods.
Blackmores’ practitioner-only health supplement brand BioCeuticals will be replacing the labelling for its botanical-based immunity product ArmaForce, after consumers complained of unknown side-effects such as taste loss.
Australian flavour and ingredient company The Product Makers (TPM) has reported that its polyphenol rich sugarcane extract may protect against oxidative stress, inflammation and neurological degeneration.
Australian brand Bioclinic Naturals has launched a range of ‘scobiotics’ – consisting prebiotics, probiotics, yeast, spirulina and enzymes – designed to address gastrointestinal problems ranging from inflammation to bringing homeostasis in the gut microflora.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will conduct compliance checks on listed medicines that are based on TCM, Ayurveda or other traditional paradigms, with firms urged to re-evaluate their products.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
New Zealand sports nutrition firm 2before Performance Nutrition has launched a blackcurrant powder beverage that enhances exercise performance and recovery by providing a balanced amount of pro and antioxidants.
The New Zealand natural health products industry’s combined revenue last year was NZD$2.3bn (US$1.4bn), up 64% from five years ago, but the potential of even greater growth has been hampered by regulatory restrictions and low working capital.