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"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and intolerances.

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Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

Kids’ cereal in New Zealand needs regulatory overhaul, say researchers

Policies governing nutrient and health claims, labeling and use of mascots on breakfast cereals in New Zealand need a serious re-think, researchers say.

Asia takes guts, but Australia’s complementary landscape has your back

With Australia's domestic market maturing, many complementary health companies are seeing the growth that some of the big brands are enjoying in Asia and are keen to ride in on their coat tails. 

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PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country.

Young people eating snacks to ‘round out’ meals, says NPD Group from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Younger consumers are reaching for snacks to accompany and round out meals, and the better-for-you category is set to benefit most, finds The NPD Group.

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Nestle invests £329M in sustainability from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Nestle has invested €414M (£329M) in a new strategy to source 100% of its permanent range of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees sustainably and improve farmer welfare.

Salt reduction and social inequality? UK reduction policies 'have not reached those most in need' from FoodNavigator.com

Despite overall drops in salt intake over last 10 years, social inequalities in salt intake have hardly changed in the period, say researchers.

ASA clears Estrella TV advert from BeverageDaily.com

The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority, UK) has backed a TV advert from Wells & Young’s Brewing Company, after the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) challenged whether the ad ‘encouraged irresponsible and immoderate drinking.’

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Russia food ban amended: Dietary supplements excluded

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes,...

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease...

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom

A desire among European consumers to spend more on superior quality nutraceuticals has fuelled a boom in...

Muscle Kitchen launches healthy meals-on-wheels concept

Start-up Muscle Kitchen launches healthy meals-on-wheels concept

Start-up company Muscle Kitchen has launched a personalised cooked meals delivery service for fitness conscious clients around...

Patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are...

Indevex NGC Preload shake may aid satiety and weight loss

Indevex touts protein-fiber shake for weight loss

Swedish biotech firm Indevex is hoping for clinical trial success with its patented preload blend after early results suggest...

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