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Health claim game changers of 2014

A health claim approval can spell good business for some, while rejections disaster for firms who have invested big to collect their supporting dossier only to be told their evidence is insufficient. So it's no wonder food firms keep one eye firmly on the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) register...

“We are optimistic about a successful outcome.”

Danish industry and academia unite on ‘live’ probiotic project

Innovation Fund Denmark is backing local probiotic firm Bifodan in a bioavailability-boosting project using encapsulation methods.

Mistletoe compound could help fight obesity-related liver disease

Mistletoe may be more than the cue for a Christmas kiss, after researchers found that a compound extracted from the festive plant could help battle obesity-related liver disease.

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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats. 

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, laws, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year for everyone involved in the region's food industry, we have taken a look at the...

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EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing
"I think everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim in these areas at some point in time”

EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing

There is a general feeling that probiotic and prebiotic producers are getting closer to receiving their categories'...

Sweden finds unlisted pharmas in sex shop food supplements

Swedish agency comes down hard on unlisted pharmas in libido-boosting supplements

The Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) says nearly 70% of ‘sexual potency’ food supplements it tested contained...

EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications
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EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications

Good science and trial design must be a focus for companies putting together new health claims dossiers,...

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions
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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future...

NutraIngredients' top stories of 2014

NutraIngredients' top stories of 2014

Omega-3 breakthroughs, political shake-ups and health claim fines.