While supply chain players do a good job of keeping up with trends happening globally, the success of micro-markets and individual ingredients lies in the hands of regional consumers and that all-important regulatory red tape.
Vitafoods Insights’ associate editor, Charlie Bastiaanse, joins Sandy Almendarez, content director, to compare trends across North America, Europe and Asia.
This podcast will cover:
- Retail-ready CBD in all its glory gaining traction in the U.S. market compared to Europe, which continues to face regulatory challenges. Despite consumer awareness and demand, CBD remains classified as a Novel Food with food authorities delaying reclassification until research advances.
- Sweeteners and flavour technology in the spotlight, especially for CBD and omega-3 ingredients.
- Digestive health is particularly prominent in Europe and across the APAC region, especially in beverage finished products.
- Why claims and certifications matter, and how to adjust messaging to the confused consumer.
Charlie Bastiaanse can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org