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Gravity-free probiotics

Space…The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult’s little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station (ISS).

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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 foods and vitamins, which, if validated, could become biomarkers in large cohorts to study diet-disease associations.

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Building for the future: DSM on lessons from Food Vision 2014

Industry needs to ‘dramatically innovate’ if it is to come up with sustainable solutions to feed the world, says James Bauly of DSM, as he summarises his take away messages from the event.

UK FSA: "If you are interested in submitting a novel food dossier to the EU, we advise you to contact another EU member state..."

UK FSA closes door on novel food applications as austerity bites

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is no longer accepting novel food applications, a development one public policy expert says is “alarming”.

An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion? Resistant starch shows blood lipid and body composition benefits

Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.

Capsaicin analog shows weight management potential: Symrise study

Consuming the less pungent capsaicin analog, nonivamide, may reduce subsequent energy intake during a meal, says a new study from Symrise with implications for weight management.

Swiss supplier being very ‘Careless’ about anti-ageing

Mango extracts can ease the ageing process, says a Swiss firm, which is launching a patent pending version called, ‘Careless’.

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Putting the joy back in US juice: Mintel’s top trends for $15.5bn market from BeverageDaily.com

Tropical flavors may help US juice brands stem sales losses, according to Mintel, which notes a raft of recent launches using tastes popular in exotic destinations where some consumers have roots.

Food firms must cater for consumers on autopilot from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Food and drink manufacturers need to make their products appear to be an effortless choice for consumers operating on autopilot and stop over rationalising their habits, advises leading behavioural scientist Dr Nick Southgate.

Snacks still dominate c-store but breakfast trending, says FONA from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Grab-and-go snacks like potato chips, nuts and donuts continue to dominate convenience store purchases, but breakfast choices are catching up, says FONA International.

When it comes to NPD, is consumer 'liking' an overrated idea? from FoodNavigator.com

Testing the consumer liking of a new product may be an overrated idea that ‘breeds mediocrity’ and means products fail to differentiate themselves against the competition, according to David Howlett of MMR Research.

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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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