The development of guidelines and a harmonized framework for probiotics in Codex is necessary to ensure and sustain quality probiotic products on a global scale, says the International Probiotics Association (IPA).
Entries are open for NutraIngredients-Asia's first ever awards, held in recognition of the best and brightest in health and nutrition throughout the Asia Pacific region. Here are the industry experts who will form part of the judging panel.
A study by Yakult has found that Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) may alleviate some metabolic abnormalities in obese pre-diabetic individuals, although its effects on glycaemic control may be limited.
UK firm Kendal Nutricare has signed a US$118m five-year contract deal with import / export company Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trading Co. to distribute its organic infant formula in China.
Researchers in Iran found that children with low vitamin D status had up to three times increased risk of anemia compared to children with sufficient vitamin D, independent of age, sex, or body mass index.
NutraIngredients-Asia and FoodNavigator-Asia are bringing together business leaders, policymakers and academics to debate how industry can meet the food and nutritional challenges brought about by Asia-Pacific's rapidly ageing population.