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Off side! ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses

Europe’s sports nutrition sector today launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements as happened multiple times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

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Special edition: Sports Nutrition

Ban yohimbe just like ephedra, says EU sports nutrition sector

EFSA last year concluded the safety profile of herbal stimulant yohimbe is inconclusive. Ban it anyway, says the chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) in this guest article.

Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

Unilever hints at offloading Ragu and SlimFast brands as food sales fall short

Food and consumer goods giant Unilever has hinted at the sale of brands including Ragu and SlimFast as growth from its food business struggles to compete with better-than-expected Q1 results in other divisions.

Swedish firms commit to 100% responsible soy by 2015

Companies operating throughout the supply chain in Sweden have agreed to a goal of using 100% responsible soy by 2015.

We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

Deluge of questions on EU label regulations

Clients’ queries on upcoming EU labelling regulations will dominate Melanie Ruffell’s appointment as a principal food law advisor at Campden BRI. 

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Optimism among manufacturers highest in 40 years from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The level of optimism among UK manufacturers has reached a peak not seen in over 40 years, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

NZ infant formula exporters have 'actions...to undertake' to meet Chinese standards from DairyReporter.com

Some New Zealand infant formula manufacturers and brand-owners could be temporarily blocked from exporting to China if they are unable to meet the requirements of a new register by May 1.

Five-a-day? We can’t afford one a week, say 25% of Brits from FoodNavigator.com

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in the last week. 

Australia experiencing Danone Nutricia infant formula shortage from DairyReporter.com

Karicare and Aptamil brand infant formula products are in short supply in Australia for the second time in just over a year, as manufacturer Nutricia Australia New Zealand (Nutricia ANZ) struggles to keep up with increasing demand.

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Natural astaxanthin group’s questioning of synthetic astaxanthin quality met with strong DSM defense

Natural astaxanthin group’s questioning of synthetic astaxanthin quality met with strong DSM defense

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has again questioned the quality and regulatory status of DSM’s synthetic...

French watchdog: Over 50% of eye health supps contain illegal meso-zeaxanthin

French watchdog: Over 50% of eye health supps contain illegal meso-zeaxanthin

Over half of eye health supplements on the French market fraudulently contained meso-zeaxanthin, a cheaper and unauthorised...

Glucosamine could increase lifespan by mimicking effects of 'low-carb diet': Animal data

Glucosamine could increase lifespan by mimicking effects of 'low-carb diet': Animal data

Supplementation with glucosamine could increase longevity by up to 10%, according to new animal research that suggests...

Advancing nutritional epidemiology to a whole new level? NIH scientists publish metabolomics biomarkers to study diet-disease associations

Advancing nutritional epidemiology to a whole new level? NIH scientists publish metabolomics biomarkers to study diet-disease associations

Scientists from the National Cancer Institute at the NIU have reported metabolomic biomarkers for a variety of...

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some...

DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead

DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead

The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted permission for field trials of...

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