China’s plant-based yoghurt sector is being predicted to enjoy significant growth, even though such products sit in a regulatory grey area, according to exclusive insights in our latest FNA InnovATE edition.
The most-read stories last month include 2022 nutrition trends forecast by Nestle, Morinaga, Nestle Malaysia's glucose control supplement launch, an exclusive interview with Culturelle on probiotic trends in China and more.
The quality of clinical trials behind products under Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) is undermined by a lack of proper protocols, such as the absence of trial registration and transparent study designs, says a new study.
Major brands such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, F&N and Unilever are joining forces to drive the sustainability agenda in Malaysia, via a new alliance that will tackle plastic food and beverage packaging concerns.
Here we present the latest research and innovation around skin health, including how processed foods consumption is linked to higher risk of eczema, a Singapore’s firm’s ‘bio-optimised’ collagen shots innovation, and the potential benefits of coix seed...
This round-up features new innovations in the Indian market with a focus on botanicals and plant-based ingredients to address liver, lung, cognitive health issues, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the growth potential of the hemp industry.
See the 10 most-read stories in the month of November, including Nestle China's insights on the country's infant liquid milk market, Malaysia's Holista Colltech NPD plans for its highly popular probiotic brand Lacto-5, consumption trends...
Kirin said sales of its proprietary functional ingredient Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma and functional foods containing the ingredient has doubled as it detailed plans for its use in both protein bars and powders.
Fifty-year-old Australian firm Continental Taralli is modernising its marketing and product development approach to stay up-to-date with current food trends such as gluten-free and healthy snacking, as it seeks to solidify its appeal amongst younger consumers.
Taiwan is seeking to approve new regulations that will enforce tougher nutritional labelling regulations for all packaged foods in the country once implemented, in a bid to prevent ‘hidden’ or ‘implied’ messages from manufacturers regarding calorific...
Indian nutraceutical company BodyFirst Wellness Nutrition is on a functional foods innovation spree, having added organic herbal powder sprinklers, beaded probiotic straws, protein and fibre bars, and protein-enriched peanut butter into its product range.
Texture-modified, antioxidant-rich, plant-based snacks are a useful nutrition support to benefit healthy ageing via the elevation of antioxidant ability and alteration of gut microbiota, according to new research.
Probiotics is one of the fast-developing categories in Asia’s nutraceutical sector, so this round-up is shining the spotlight on the latest NPD and research – ahead of our Probiota Asia digital summit, which gets underway this week.
JOYRE, a Singapore TCM wellness company specialising in spa services, has developed its first range of functional foods and supplements based on traditional Chinese medicine concepts and modern science, with both local and overseas markets in sight.
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.
Our latest round-up features on new innovations from a2 milk, an infant formula containing novel lipid structure by Danone, to new omega-3 and probiotics launches targeted at infants and young children.
Catch up on the top 10 most read stories in September, including the adult functional gummies sector, developments in the infant formula industry, The Vitamin Shoppe's Asia expansion, and how beta-glucans could control biomarkers of COVID-19 severity...
Health and wellness brands will need to take on “disruptive” innovations to sustain consumers’ increased uptake of vitamins and supplements as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, says Swisse, OLLY, and IsoWhey distributor DKSH.
Parents in tier one and two China cities are seeking specific nutraceuticals containing only one or two nutrients to provide their children with what is needed, instead of relying on a general multivitamin product, claims Nature’s Way.
Functional gummies are not only for kids, with Swisse and Power Gummies developing products for adults and emphasising how a twist in formats can evoke a sense of ‘happiness’ and make consumers look forward to their daily dose of nutraceuticals.
We look at how infant nutrition brands are taking on an omnichannel retail approach for their operations in China, the problem of infant formula marketing in Vietnam, as well as how probiotic brand BioGaia is seeing potential in practitioner channels.
Malaysian bakery company Fresco Grano has observed a rise in demand for gluten-free products among consumers who want to cut down on carbs, as well as those with special dietary needs such as gluten intolerance.
Australia's nutraceutical brand Nature’s Way is on track to expand its adult gummy products in China, believing that the category is now well-established due to a slew of new market entrants in the past year.
The Philippines will tap on cutting edge technologies including nutrigenomics and metabolomics to develop nutritional strategies to address the persistent issues of stunting and malnutrition in the country.
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.
Convenience, nutrition and meeting localised needs have been identified by experts as the three top drivers that food firms looking to innovate in the healthy snacking space in Asia need to take note of in a post-COVID-19 world.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is taking action against 21 e-commerce websites selling protein bars marketed with ‘fake’ claims, including body fat reduction and muscle strength related statements.
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...
South Korean food and beverage firms have just had a massive new market open up to them after trade discussions between the government and the European Union (EU) led to all 27 EU countries accepting ‘complex food’ imports from South Korea such as bread,...