Regulation & Policy

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Bill Gates: ‘Probiotics key to solving malnutrition’

By Will Chu

Probiotics could be key in addressing malnutrition, according to Bill Gates, who calls the nutritional imbalances affecting around 200 million children under five ‘the greatest health inequity in the world.’

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CBD in Latin America: Which countries will embrace it?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The path forward for the sale of CBD consumer products in Latin America may be constrained by high price points and the region's patchwork of regulations, but a few countries are setting the stage for a CBD retail market, according to Brightfield...

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Is Front-of-Pack labeling set for harmonization?

By Natasha Spencer

As the development of front-of-pack (FOP) labeling continues to evolve to meet ever-growing consumer and market needs for transparency, we look at their prevalence and the current measures being explored to harness the functional food and nutrition markets...

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ConMéxico: Anemia continues to be 'serious public health problem'

By Kacey Culliney

Mexico has a number of programs in place targeting malnutrition, including mandatory flour fortification and premium milk distribution, but actions must be strengthened, says the Mexican Council of the Consumer Products Industry ConMéxico.

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ANVISA issues guide for probiotic food applications

By Kacey Culliney

Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has published guidance on necessary requirements when applying to use probiotics in food and make associated health claims.