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Product Development
Newsletter 2023 V04

In the News

Health-Inspired Flavors Appeal to Wellness-Focused Consumers

Flavors appeal to deep-seated feelings and mental associations with a person’s life experience; flavors tied to active well-being are no exception.  Read more

Interest in Health and Wellness on Upswing

Consumers have become increasingly focused on the role food plays in their mental and physical health, according to new research from The NPD Group.  Read more

2023 Consumer Products Industry Outlook

The consumer products sector is entering 2023 with both optimism regarding financial performance and concern over ongoing disruption, according to Deloitte’s 2023 Consumer Products Industry Outlook.  Read more

5 Skin Care Trends to Watch

Today’s savvy consumers seek specificity in personal care. They pursue products that reflect how they feel about their values, their role in improving the world, and, ultimately, how they see themselves.  Read more

Vitamin D Use Linked to Lower Melanoma Incidence

The cross-sectional study included 500 adults at an increased risk of skin cancer.  Read more

The Emerging Opportunity for Microbiome Modulation to Improve Sleep

Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep present opportunities for pre-, pro-, and postbiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.  Read more

Polyphenols for the Mind

A new review observes that polyphenols influence the gut microbiota by shifting populations to beneficial strains, thereby influencing the microbial metabolites produced and influencing the central nervous system via the gut-brain axis.  Read more

FSMA Basics Not So Basic for Food Brands – Podcast

FSMA swept in much-needed food safety regulations for U.S. brands, but many companies continue to struggle with foreign import requirements.  In this podcast, Rae Martin, president of Continuum Partner Consulting interviewed by Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief at Natural Product Insider®  discussed:

  • The most common requirement of FSMA that food brands fail to achieve.

  • The essential component that brands need to achieve FSMA compliance.

  • The one thing Martin would change to FSMA if she could

Learn more.

Regulatory Compliance
Newsletter 2023 V03

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