Japan cup noodle maker Nissin Foods Group has launched Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) containing lactic acid bacteria for the first time, as the company seeks to tap into interest in the gut-brain axis and meet demand for products targeted at IBS.
See the latest developments from nutraceutical brands across Asia-Pacific, including Suntory’s foray into personalised nutrition via its partnership with UK start-up Remedy Health, Amway’s product expansion plans for its pre-, probiotics range and more.
With heightened MNC interest to local firms receiving funding boosts, coupled with increased innovation and consumer demand across three key categories, we take an in-depth look at why India’s nutra market is booming…and primed for further growth.
The rise of new ingredients and innovations in the better-for-you confectionery space is shifting candies and other sweet treats into a guilt-free indulgence space, and has to the potential to progress further into the functional foods realm.
A Shanghai-based nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) ingredient firm is hopeful of NMN’s application and business opportunities in the US, despite recent news of the USFDA retracting its status as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI).
Here is a round-up of the latest nutraceutical trends in Asia-Pacific, including the popularity of RTE hyaluronic acid jelly in Singapore, analysis on Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) new product launches, and big brands’ take on nutraceutical...
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has approved two health claims for products that contain a specific dosage of palm oil tocotrienol, which is believed will help drive new product development in this area.
Products listed in Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) system should not need health benefit claims to be based on evidence from placebo-controlled trials or systematic literature reviews, a new report claims.
Blackmores’ new chair says she is looking to appoint new directors who can diversify the board’s skill set and expertise, as the firm looks to achieve ‘sustainable, profitable growth’ and improve shareholder returns.
Check out the new nutraceutical related regulations that will kick in this year in various parts of Asia-Pacific, from the use of aloe vera in Taiwan to Hong Kong’s Amendment Regulation regarding harmful substances in food, and Malaysia implementing Quantitative...
See new developments in APAC’s supplement regulatory landscape, including South Korea’s plans to support the customised nutrition sector, New Zealand’s regulatory revamp for its natural health products sector and more.
From a study comparing curcumin and coenzyme Q10 in lowering cholesterol levels, to the opening of Kirin's first human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) production plant and DSM's temporary reduction of vitamin C production in China, here are the...
Companies exporting dietary supplements from South Korea to Europe will no longer need to submit official certification showing its compliance to ethylene oxide levels set out by the European Commission.
See our 10 most-read stories related to Japan’s nutrition industry this year, including Shinya Koso’s insights on the enzyme supplement market, Brand’s Suntory D2C new product launches, Mitsubishi’s nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) clinical trial and...
South Korea’s food and drug authority is currently looking at ways to support the country’s customised nutrition industry, such as making changes to existing regulations and “will spare no effort” in doing so, said a key figure at the ministry.
Here we summed up the 10 most watched health and nutrition news videos of the year, including Fonterra’s cultured milk drink launch in Singapore, Vinamilk’s and Health and Happiness Group’s analysis of Vietnam’s infant formula market and more.
DSM has reduced the production of its vitamin C in its factory at Jiangshan, China, as a string of factors, including economic uncertainties, inflation, and weakened demand has cause existing output at the current pricing to become unsustainable.
See the latest developments from nutraceutical brands across Asia-Pacific, including Australian firm Melrose's strategies for the China market, Amorepacific's new product development pipeline for healthy ageing, and probiotics launched by DKSH...
Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group)’s new product development priorities, Nestle launching infant formulas containing a novel nutrient blend and human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), and Danone’s healthy ageing products are some of the most popular...
A Fonterra consumer survey on wellbeing concerns, the growing popularity of herring cavier omega-3, and Double 11 online shopping festival’s bestselling nutrition products are the key highlights of this China industry round-up.
Haleon, formerly GSK Consumer Health, has entered into a partnership with CREA – an e-commerce enabler to increase the presence brands such as Centrum across Thailand’s e-commerce and social media platforms.
China dairy firm Junlebao has launched a new milk powder targeted at supporting calcium absorption in middle and old-aged consumers, and hopes to rejuvenate the well-established category by improving bio-accessibility and bioavailability.
The gut-organ axis is a key innovation opportunity for probiotics, according to Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group) – the company behind health supplement brand Swisse and infant nutrition products Biostime.
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.
Norwegian herring caviar omega-3 brand Romega says sales volume in China has quadrupled in the past year, and the firm will be looking at fulfilling the demand for life stage needs to further fuel its growth in the country.
Swisse has launched its first set of sports nutrition products designed for the general public’s active lifestyle needs – a move that it sees as expanding the category largely catered to elite athletes.
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.
Changing the labelling requirements on kava would place “unreasonable and unnecessary” burden on companies, but authorities could do with post-market surveillance, Fiji Kava said in response to the ongoing regulatory debate on kava in the Oceania.
South Korea, India, and Japan were the three markets with the greatest number of new omega-3 product launches in Asia, according to a new report published by The Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).
Dietary supplement use among Americans is an all-time high, with the US being the leading worldwide importer of vitamin products last year. With an estimated 90% of ingredients coming from China, US policymakers are zeroed in on foreign policy.
Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group) says supplement brand Swisse and pet nutrition brands Solid Gold, Zesty Paws were the key contributors of its revenue growth in the first nine months of this year.
This round-up looks at how brands from Singapore and Australia have formulated postbiotic supplements and coffee, as well as how a South Korean vitamin sachet brand is planning to expand its presence in South East Asia.