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Meso-zeaxanthin safety & QC debated

Neither illegal, unnatural nor unsafe, says meso-zeaxanthin defender

Meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) proponent says a French government report on the fraudulent use of meso-zeaxanthin in eye health supplements casts unnecessary doubt on a safe and viable compound. 

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Transparency in food science

New EFSA chief-designate: ‘Our first priority is to get the science right’

The European Union’s central science agency must become more transparent to meet rapid technological change in food and agriculture, its likely next chief told the European Parliament this week. And conflicts of interest were not an issue.

Iron supplements may boost female physical performance: Meta-analysis

Scientific evidence from 22 randomized controlled trials indicates that daily iron supplements may significantly boost exercise performance for women.

BASF vitamin production returns to normal after fire

BASF’s vitamin A and E production is close to resuming normal service after a fire ripped through its German plant on March 12.

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Driven Sports has no intentions to use any Dendrobium-related ingredient in the future: Lawyer from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Pre-workout supplement marketer Driven Sports will not be launching any new products containing any Dendrobium-related ingredients in the future, says the company’s legal counsel in response to a warning letter from the FDA.

The secret to healthy cereal NPD? More air, less flake... from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Consumers can eat up to 34% more calories when eating breakfast cereal with smaller flakes; a physical factor cereal makers should take a closer look at, says the lead scientist of a new study.

High blood pressure? Eat Norwegian cheese, says study from DairyReporter.com

Consumption of Gamalost, a traditional Norwegian cheese, may reduce blood pressure, researchers claim.

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In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger from FoodNavigator.com

Last year Professor Mark Post sparked international interest with the unveiling, and tasting, of the world's first lab-grown meat. Since then he's been working to iron out technical issues so that commercially available lab-grown meat can become a reality.

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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone
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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant...

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

Italy has legally adopted a harmonised list of about 1000 approved botanicals for use in food supplements,...

Lost in translation: Parlez-vous health claims?

Lost in translation: Parlez-vous health claims?

Cross-border communication must be provided to combat the confusion caused by the 24 subtly different language versions...

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...

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