In our monthly nutra regulatory round-up, we take a closer look at Hong Kong CBD ban, China’s plans in mass fortification of food staples, Singapore’s launch of food safety standards for online businesses and more.
Delegate tickets are now on sale at a special earlybird rate for our Growth Asia Summit 2023, as we also announce a raft of new content themes and high profile keynote speakers from Danone, Nestle, H&H and Dole.
Australia’s milk powder manufacturer ProviCo says that demand for specialised nutrition across different life stages has been growing and it is hoping to cater to such demand by utilising its expertise in milk protein fractionation.
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) from Industry 5.0 have significant potential to improve food security and mitigate the vulnerability of the food system, providing that production processes can be modified and the digital divide between...
Consumers are most concerned about sleep quality, cognitive and immune health when it comes to taking care of their wellbeing, a new survey from Fonterra’s health and wellbeing brand Nutiani has found.
This regulatory round-up will look at policy updates relating to proposed kava labelling requirements in the Oceania, the ban on celebrity endorsement of health foods in China, and South Korea’s Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) ambitions.
Qatari dairy giant Baladna is looking at more markets in South East Asia to bring its sustainable dairy self-sufficiency model to, after successfully securing and setting up its joint venture in Malaysia.
The most-read stories last month include proposed changes to the scheduling of melatonin and green tea extract in Australia, Nestle's novel infant formula launch in China, and product trends in anti-hyperpigmentation across Asia.
DSM has developed a database that could identify the key micronutrient gaps in 11 markets across Asia-Pacific, and in turn, help health supplement brands and manufacturers design products to meet these needs.
Chinese dairy giant Yili has highlighted the vital, science-backed role that dairy is playing in improving consumer nutrition and public health in the country, by combining both Eastern and Western technologies.
The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) appears to have succeeded in persuading the domestic dairy industry to engage with its plans for national reforms – but is the very public beef between both sides truly over?
China dairy giant Yili has registered record growth and increased market share in its recently-released H1FY2022 financial report, and has attributed this success to the sales of its value-added dairy products as well as its efforts in rapid new product...
Key players in China’s infant formula industry have reported a drop in their gross profit margins in the first six months of this year, including the biggest local player Feihe, as well as Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group), and Ausnutria.
China dairy firm Junlebao's latest infant formula launch, findings of Swisse's krill oil RCT on knee osteoarthritis, as well as Vinamilk's and H&H's insights on Vietnam's infant formula market are some of the most popular...
This round-up looks at the initiatives put in place to safeguard supplements safety and quality across the APAC health and nutrition market, including the Chinese industry issuing self-regulating standards for controlling nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN)...
Singapore traceability technology firm Natural Trace believes it has pioneered a world-first category of in-product tagging based on DNA markers integrated directly within food and beverage products, creating a watermark of sorts that could solve traceability...
The South Korean government has announced that it will no longer be working with one of the nation’s largest dairy industry associations, the Korea Dairy Beef Cattle Association, in its plans to reform the sector, citing a ‘lack of trust’ and ‘damaged...
Israel-based outfit Nutritional Growth Solutions (NGS) says China sales have grown 958% quarter-on-quarter for its New Zealand-manufactured paediatric supplement Healthy Heights, which is now set to launch in South Korea too.
Korea’s hy Co, previously known as Korea Yakult, is expanding its probiotic business categories to include probiotic food, drinks, supplements, on top of its existing focus in functional fermented milk products.
The assistant president of Yili will be revealing how functional dairy can play a crucial role in boosting healthy ageing in China and South East Asia at our forthcoming Growth Asia Summit in Singapore.
Kirin has dominated Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFC) immune health category in FY21, with it being the only company that has received the authority’s recognition for its immune health ingredient L. lactis strain Plasma – also known as LC-plasma.
Chinese consumers are leading regional demands for healthier, more nutritious food, such as low- to zero-sugar products and high fibre content, for benefits such as better gut health and quality of life.
GABA was most popular ingredient used in Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) products in FY21, while soybean-derived β-conglycinin has made its debut as one of the popular ingredients, exclusive new data reveals.
Trends in Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFC), the demand for vegan-friendly omega-3 based on insights from Thai Union, and an upcoming business summit in Singapore for the health and nutrition industry are featured in this round-up.
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region local government has allocated specific funding for the development and revitalisation of the dairy industry in the region, aiming to work with local dairy giants Yili and Mengniu to maximise its potential.
With consumers increasingly demanding scientifically-validated nutra products and ingredients, one of the key scientists in Australia’s national research agency has revealed the three factors that are crucial for a high-quality trial.
Here is a round-up of new developments in China’s health and nutrition industry, including the lockdowns’ impacts on businesses, the approval of a Bifidobacterium strain for use in infant foods, and Swisse’s offline retail expansion.
In this round-up of brands related news, we will look at Amway Korea’s launch of its precision probiotics and microbiome testing service, Australia’s Ora innovating in the cellular health space using broccoli-sprout derived sulforaphane and more.
Vitamin E's benefits for improving PCOS patients' metabolic and hormonal health, Fonterra's cultured milk drink ambitions, and iron nutrition innovation from Nestle, Wellnex Life are some of the most-read stories last month.