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EFSA accused of "maladministration"; Opinion is "flat out wrong", says ISSN

EFSA lambasted over beta-alanine rejection

NAI CEO: “...disappointed at the outcome rendered through this cumbersome process in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence.”

EFSA’s rejection of a health claim linking beta-alanine to improved physical performance has provoked outrage, with UK food law consultancy Legal Foods accusing the risk assessment agency of “maladministration of its role” and “a flawed approach to reviewing the data submitted”.

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High astaxanthin intakes questioned in the EU

The European Union chief science agency has failed to back astaxanthin consumption at levels over 4 mg astaxanthin per day after responding to a novel foods application from Japanese player, Fuji Chemical-owned AstaReal.

Tart cherry concentrate may combat post-exercise oxidative and inflammatory responses

Daily consumption of a Montmorency tart cherry concentrate may reduce increases in markers of inflammation and oxidative stress after exercise, says a new study with trained cyclists.

40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report

Canadean asked 2000 UK consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them said they would try insects, of which 127 said they would be interested in eating them regularly.

Job cuts proposed at botulism scare impacted Fonterra Canpac plant

Fonterra has acknowledged that proposed job losses at its under-capacity Canpac packing plant can be attributed in part to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

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Agropur to double US presence with Davisco Foods acquisition from DairyReporter.com

Canadian dairy Agropur has agreed to acquire the processing assets of Minnesota cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods International - a deal that will double its US operational presence.

The energy drinks aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster from BeverageDaily.com

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola energy drinks brands AMP, NOS and Full Throttle continue to lose ground on Red Bull and Monster despite a massive advertising spend – because of unappealing packaging…

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Packaged bread innovation has been complicated by a consumer backlash on additives and carbohydrates, but manufacturers can still generate interest with healthy, artisan ingredients, says Mintel.

‘There's no other tea to beat PG’: ASA backs Unilever’s PG Tips pyramid bag brag from FoodNavigator.com

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected Tetley’s complaint over competitor PG Tips’ advert claim that its pyramid tea bag was more effective in diffusing tea than the round bags used by its rivals.

Which? expresses ‘grave concerns’ over possible FSA U-turn from FoodQualityNews.com

A consumer watchdog has expressed grave concerns on the possible reversal of a plan to name and shame supermarkets selling chicken contaminated with Campylobacter.    

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Andean Grain chia seeds positive FSA novel opinion

Andean Grain gears up for chia cheer after EU approval

Andean Grain Products has received a positive draft novel food opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency...

Science still matters to Kemin and DSM as EFSA rejects lutein-eye benefits for fourth time
EFSA health claim opinion

Science still matters to Kemin and DSM as EFSA rejects lutein-eye benefits for fourth time

Two years ago lutein player Kemin said it was, “baffled and annoyed”  when EFSA rejected its eye health claim...

Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from...

Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?
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Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?

Fourteen years after Unilever spent $2.3bn (€1.7bn) to buy Slim-Fast, it has sold up for an undisclosed...

Avocado assists vitamin A absorption: Study

Avocado assists vitamin A absorption: Study

Lipid-rich fresh avocado and beta-carotene rich foods improve bioavailability of the carotenoids from these foods and convert...

Irish 23% health tax hike: Herbals, glucosamine, coQ10, probiotics
IAHS: “VAT on health food supplements would be a tax on health.”

Irish 23% health tax hike: Herbals, glucosamine, coQ10, probiotics remain in firing line

Proposals to push VAT (value-added tax) on some health food supplements and teas to the maximum upper...

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