Japan’s Morinaga Milk Industry has obtained a self-affirmed Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) status for its Bifidobacterium infantis M-63 probiotic, for use in general foods and infant formula in US.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has led a number of ASEAN countries in “fully recognising the importance of health supplements” in optimising or maintaining the public health, according to a regional trade association.
There is a lot of foundational research on probiotics in China, but few studies on their technical application, a leading Chinese academic institute has ruled as the sector continues to boom in the country.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was China’s biggest export destination for dietary supplement ingredients and products in the first half of this year, while the Middle East is likely to offer further growth potential, says a report...
Infant formula powders inspected in Hong Kong said to contain similar nutritional composition can differ in price by nearly 100%, a report by the Consumer Council has claimed – but a closer look at their methodology appears they are not necessarily comparing...
APAC’s probiotics sector is continuing to soar, but consumers are increasingly seeking applications beyond supplements and dairy, with honey, tea and coffee emerging as potential formats for innovation.
Probiotics, omega-3 DHA/EPA, and supplements containing the garcinia cambogia extract are linked to the majority cases of unwanted side effects linked to nutraceutical use in South Korea, health officials have reported.