The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) proposal to introduce more fortified foods to combat malnutrition in the country has not received sufficient industry support with regard to some ingredients.
Malaysia-headquartered supplier ExcelVite is forecasting considerable growth for its palm tocotrienol ingredient, EVNol SupraBio, after a new study revealed the novel pathway that promotes hair follicle regeneration.
India’s dietary supplement market will expand at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 12% over the next four to five years, with tech start-ups driving overall interest in health and wellness.
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has issued a blanket ban on marketing and free sampling of infant formula in hospitals in Pakistan, following a meeting with Formula Milk Association office bearers on 26 September.
The International Centre for Diarrhoea Disease Research in Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) has begun a community-based RCT to determine the effectiveness of nutrition intervention strategies on childhood stunting.
Athletes in India must be better educated on the detrimental effects of doping and regulators must introduce stricter labelling rules for over-the-counter supplements, president of the All India Council of Sports Vijay Kumar Malhotra has said.
A recent anti-smuggling operation by Indian customs officials and the country’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seen a total 122.5 metric tonnes of ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) seized by authorities.