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Supplement industry news and updates – October 2020

Supplement industry news and updates – October 2020
Inside the Bottle brings you the latest supplement industry news in this monthly roundup.

 

The case for supply chain transparency – Saffron

Expensive and difficult to cultivate, saffron is an ingredient often subject to adulteration and counterfeiting—supporting the importance of supply chain transparency. Read more at Natural Product Insider.

What can the supplement industry can learn from the Chilean raspberry scam?

A recent raspberry scam “lays bare the ease with which mislabeled, potentially risky products can be slipped past the world's health and customs agencies, even as authorities across the globe scramble to ensure foods entering their countries are free of a new scourge - COVID-19.” What can the supplement industry learn here? Read more from Reuters.

GNC completes sale to Chinese shareholder Harbin

Less than four months after GNC Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection in bankruptcy court, the company has sold itself and all but finished the process. Harbin Pharmaceutical Group, which is based in China, now owns what, at this point, is called New GNC. Read more at New Hope Network

Ingredients with multiple benefits aid cognitive health formulations

From ancient botanicals and fish oil to newer isolated actives, the brain health category is bursting with clinically researched ingredient options. Read more at Natural Product Insider.

Inside the Bottle Partner OmniActive is built on people and science

OmniActive Health Technologies is a visionary company that has pioneered industry efforts to provide products based on the highest standards of science and quality. But even as the company is heralded for this within the dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages industries, in a sense it is a secondary mission. First and foremost, OmniActive has, from its inception, been about people. Read more at New Hope Network.