The Duxes Functional Food & Dairy News Report is your premier source for breaking developments in the food & beverage industry, including market analysis, product trends, cutting-edge R&D, the latest government policies and regulations, and other important information.
Consumers in Asia might find that the cost of sugary snacks and drinks get higher and higher over the next few years, as different governments introduce special taxes to encourage their citizens to choose healthier eating options.
The landscape of the sports nutrition market is shifting into a more inclusive category that comprises consumers at all levels of activity. Within this broadening sphere, nutritional ingredient companies are leveraging demands for convenient, functional foods and beverages that complement busy lifes ...
Prominent vitamin and supplement retailer GNC could be considering a takeover by its main Chinese investor, Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co. ("Hayao"), according to recent media reports.
The growth of functional beverages is causing a major shift in consumption as buyers turn away from traditional sugary, carbonated drinks, toward healthier options, according to the latest expert analysis.
The hydration beverage industry is ripe with opportunity for savvy brands, according to many market commentators, but what exactly are hydration drinks and what factors are driving the demand in this growing sector?
A recent study carried out in Japan has reported that among older teenagers who consume dietary supplements, males are most likely to look for sports-enhancing benefits, whilst females are most likely to favor products related to weight-loss.
The 9th China International Nutraceutical and Functional Food Summit 2019 (FFCN), hosted by Duxes, took place at the Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town in Beijing from September 18-20. FFCN 2019 attracted hundreds of industry leaders from around the country to exchange ideas on trends, opportunities and t ...
The amount of protein that athletes should consume daily when they are aiming to increase muscle mass is higher than previously thought, according a new report published by sports scientists from the University of Stirling in the UK.
There are many factors that seniors need to consider regarding their diet as they get older, but one of the most important is to recognize the change in intake levels that can occur, as well as the need to get sufficiently nourishing food in the right categories.
U.S. Marshals have seized more than 300,000 containers of controversial dietary supplements, including tablets, capsules, and teas, from a local distributor, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to follow regulatory standards over packaging and storage.
Food and Southeast Asia go hand in hand. From the appetite-inducing delicacies on the streets of China, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand – just to name a few – to the haute cuisine eateries that serve fine dining quality cuisine with a dash of authentic local flavors.
Mondelēz International recently strengthened their position in the growing functional snacking sector by inking a deal to purchase a majority share in Perfect Snacks, a U.S. maker of refrigerated nutrition bars.
China has unveiled a set of ambitious new food safety targets, aimed at alleviating worries from nervous consumers and improving the country’s standing as a producer of high-quality and reliable consumer products.
A new and creative startup has sprung up in Canada, aimed at tackling the issue of wastage of food. Dr. Darren Burke and TJ Galiardi are two friends alarmed at the brimming landfills that cost billions of dollars to manage. They saw an opening to make a huge difference in their nation, and they took ...
As the health and fitness market continues to grow, several areas of the food and drink industry that have traditionally been seen as unhealthy are trying to switch their focus and promote a more appealing image – not least when it comes to alcoholic beverages.
Health and wellness are undoubtedly driving a lot of innovation in the functional food and beverage industry at the moment, led by increased consumer awareness of both the environment and their own nutritional needs.
Over the years, sports nutrition has been adversely affected by perceptions that the quality of ingredients, and the addition of artificial additives and flavorings, cannot always be trusted. For some, the source of products, and the generic nature of items such as protein powders or energy bars, ha ...
As food companies seek to further diversify their product range and appeal to health-conscious consumers, many drinks companies have launched their own functional brands which use fiber as a selling point.
Researchers in the UK have released the findings of a study which looked at resveratrol, a key organic component found in red wine – often touted for its health properties – to judge its effects on cardiovascular activity in mice.
With more and more frequency, medical professionals are hopeful that people to actively turn to diet as a method for disease prevention and improving their overall health and wellbeing. Eating more whole foods is a good start to a healthy dietary structure but adding functional foods (and functional ...
In recent months, pea protein has hit the headlines as a leading alternative to soy protein, one of the staples of the sports fitness, functional food and healthy eating markets.
If you're like many people, keeping in shape (or at least keeping the appearance of being in shape) is something that you think about often. If that's you, then you've probably heard about the latest craze in the world of dietary structure: The Keto diet. You've heard about it from everyone – from ...
Research analysts in the U.S. have released a report aimed at retirees and the elderly to rebuff claims made by companies that market supplements and health foods as having properties that can boost brain health or stem the effects of diseases including Alzheimer's.
The 4th Nutraceutical and Functional Food Asia Pacific Summit 2019 ( NFAP), hosted by Duxes, took place at the One Farrer Hotel in Singapore from June 25-26. NFAP 2019 attracted over 150 industry leaders from Asia-Pacific countries including China, United States, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore to ...
By 2025, the global market for functional foods is expected to reach $275.77 billion. During this period, its annual compound growth rate is expected to be 7.9%.
Arthritis is a debilitating condition that affects many people as they get older, causing them to experience severe pain in their joints, but what choices are available for those looking to ease the symptoms?
Brain function is one of the main things that keeps us all happy. With a healthy mind comes a healthy body, so the saying goes.
As is well known, cubilose, the characteristic saliva-like ingredient of edible bird's-nest soup, has famous health-giving properties. The dish has long been believed to promote beauty and longevity.
A recent study found that taking over-the-counter joint supplements can reduce the risk of death from heart disease by a fifth.
In mid-May, CVS Pharmacy announced that it would only sell vitamins and supplements tested by third parties to ensure their safety and label accuracy. The move is aimed at cleaning up the safety of food supplements.
You've probably heard of probiotics. This beneficial gut bacteria promotes intestinal health and provides a variety of other health benefits. Probiotics are also found in yogurt and other fermented foods, such as kimchi and kombucha, and in supplements.
Consumers say adding animal protein to their diets is healthy and sustainable for the planet, according to a new study from Cargill.
Different research firms will give you different numbers, but the consensus is that the market is huge and will only get bigger.
Breastfed premature babies who were discharged from the hospital were given supplements that prevented weight loss and helped promote growth, according to results of a trial. Breast milk does not always meet the dietary needs of vulnerable babies born before 37 weeks, with about half failing to grow ...
The health and wellness food industry is experiencing growth above and beyond ordinary foods, driven by a shift in consumer preferences toward more natural and functional products. This article will focus on five trends in the health food industry in the future.
A six-month study of children in Baltimore by Johns Hopkins University medical researchers adds to evidence that adding more omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can reduce asthma symptoms caused by indoor air pollution.
In recent years, the importance of dietary fiber to health has been paid more and more attention. Foods high in fiber have been linked to improved heart and gastrointestinal health. The Food and Drug Administration recommends about 25 grams of food per day for adults, but the average American adult ...
Studies of the nutritional needs of young athletes are sparse and often consist mostly of surveys of differences among adolescents. Parents and young athletes need to know that some supplements have been found to contain high levels of pollution and harmful substances. Young athletes need to learn w ...
At Natural Products Expo held on March 5-6, collagen health foods were highly recommended. Collagen, which is associated with skin and joint health, is one of the ingredients driving the growth of functional foods and drinks.
Many athletes need to adjust their diets to maximize performance and meet the weight requirements of competitive activities. The diets of young athletes require expertise and planning, and nutritional supplements often needed.
Psyllium is a source of pure natural soluble plant fiber, which can absorb several times its weight in water and form a jelly-like viscous substance.
On February 25, the Food and Drug Administration released a statement from commissioner Scott Gottlieb, and FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas spoke about the agency's new strategy to advance its food safety mission and modernize oversight of imported food.
A recent study found that eating large amounts of fiber-rich foods can prevent noncommunicable diseases.
Euromonitor International defines beauty supplements as "all supplements that are concerned with anti-aging, anti-fat, hair health, nail health, skin health and skin whitening benefits." Consumer demand for beauty supplement to grow, especially for the following product categories.
Eating red fruits has become a popular method for preventing heart disease, a major health concern for women. New research suggests that eating red fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to maintain heart health.
With the development of functional foods, probiotics products and new technologies, packaged breakfasts are no longer limited to cereal and yogurt. 2019 will likely see unprecedented innovation, as small startups and large producers alike compete for enormous healthy breakfast market in the U.S.
Non-thermal food processing technologies such as microwave drying have many advantages for consumers. However, a recent study in three European countries found that consumers remain resistant to them.
Duxes hosted the 8th China International Nutraceutical and Functional Food Summit 2018 in Beijing on December 13-14, offering a platform for functional food professionals, including policymakers, researchers, and representatives of major F&B companies, to discuss the unprecedented growth in demand f ...
Foods for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP), refers to foods prepared and processed according to a formula to meet the special dietary and nutritional needs of people suffering from metabolic disorders, malabsorption, eating disorders and other specific diseases. Such products must be consumed under ...
As functional foods become more popular in the ASEAN trading bloc, many companies have begun developing foods rich in probiotics and ω-3 fatty acids. According to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and KPMG, the Asian market offers abundant opportunities for Au ...
The Australian company, Clinical Advantage, has launched a new intestinal health product named Biotik, with an eye on the ascendant Chinese market.
Duxes hosted the 2nd Global Human Nutrition & Wellness Forum 2018 – Health Food and Supplement Special, on November 13-14 in Frankfurt, Germany. The two-day event included testimony from researchers, F&B and pharmaceutical companies, trade associations, and government authorities, on the growing m ...
In June 2018, researchers at Marywood University developed a new iron supplement specifically for female athletes. The product, named Regular Girl, can effectively promote the absorption of iron by women.
China's health food industry has maintained rapid growth in recent years. Global brands see huge potential in China, and with the aid of cross-border e-commerce, have rushed headlong into the Chinese market.
Many consumers are accustomed to comparing the nutrition value of different functional food products, choosing the product with the highest nutritional content, and thinking little about their choice. Little do they know that hidden from their "cost effectiveness" analysis, is the danger that the pr ...
Chuting Cosmetics Technology (Shanghai) Co. has developed coffee beans that are fermented by human probiotics that produce nutritious coffee.
ProBites LLP, recently launched by Anlit LTD. in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a long-life chewable probiotic supplements series.
It is well known that calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but a recent study goes much further, suggesting that adequate consumption of vitamin D may also protect against rectal cancer.
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In early August, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that its panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (DNA) had revised the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for vitamin D for infants (under the age of 1) set in 2012, as required by the European Commission.
The British Medical Journal, a leading academic journal, reported on an unusual recent case of cancer rehabilitation. A middle-aged woman with advanced myeloma, a cancer caused by bone marrow plasma cell disease, consumed curcumin, a spice in curry, everyday after her treatments had failed.
Commercial event provider Duxes will host two webinars on its XEvents mobile app in October, shedding light on growing demand for health products and functional foods in China, and significant policy reforms that have restructured the market. Both webinars will be free of charge for the public, cont ...
Novel food ingredients are defined as those ingredients that do not have a significant history of consumption or are produced by methods that have not previously been used for food in China.
The sports nutrition market in China is rapidly growing. Although the US is currently the largest market for nutritional products in the world, but China may soon overtake it, thanks to rising health awareness and growing per capita income.
Coca - Cola is a beverage company with a wide product range, more than 500 brands available in more than 200 countries, and is one of the best-known international brands in China. More than 20 Cola-owned brands and above 60 beverages are available in China, including Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Schwep ...
Due to increasing per capita disposable income, and an aging population, healthcare expenditures in the Asia Pacific region are expected to double by 2050, creating the conditions for a promising functional food market.
Probiotics are known for promoting digestion, and are often prescribed by doctors for patients with diarrhea or constipation.
Millennial consumers in China have begun paying closer attention to healthy life style regimens, putting health foods such as Jiangzhong porridge, Taitai Oral Liquid and Dongeejiao at the forefront of the market.
A functional food is a food given an additional function by adding new ingredients or more of existing ingredients. Functional foods are designed to have physiological benefits and/or reduce the risk of chronic disease beyond basic nutritional functions.
Due to improved living standards and higher life expectancy, China now has a rapidly aging and increasingly health-conscious population. Functional foods have become popular across all age groups.
Wahaha recently announced a partnership with Zhongnantainyan, a subsidiary company of one of China's leading cartoon brands Zoland, a force in social media marketing. Through the “fan economy”, Wahaha will utilize consumers as online agents and spokespeople for its brand. Wahaha plans to open 1, ...
The latest research reveals that Italians spent in excess of 3 billion Euro on over 70,000 categories of functional food in 2017. Scientists noted that most consumers have no idea how to consume dietary supplements in a scientific manner.
In today's functional food market, a wide range of products, ranging from protein powders, energy drinks, power bars, and vitamin water, to probiotic foods vitamin water can be found both online and in brick-and-mortar retailers.Functional food products are richer in nutrition than traditional food ...
A recent report from Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) reveals that the value of Australia's supplement industry has reached $4.9 billion USD, an almost 70% increase from 2013.
In the wake of an aging population and improved consumption in China, the capital market has shown increased interest in the health product industry. Furthermore, with the assistance of a favorable regulatory environment, the health industry has entered into a period of high growth, with a projected ...