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Playing with particles: German engineering improves ingredient functionality

A German engineering company is deploying ‘pioneering’ fluidised processing techniques to enhance the functionality of active ingredients and to make volatile and sensitive ingredients easier to work with.

'e can enhance particle functionality through prolonged protection of activity for active raw materials, odour masking, controlled release, overcoming insolubility issues...' ©iStock/Jorgefontestad

Study supports vitamin K2 (but not K1) for heart health

Increased intakes of long-chain menaquinones (vitamin K2) may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD), according to data from the EPIC-NL cohort.

Entrepreneurs spy ‘root’ into sports & energy drink space

The first production of a new ginger-based sports energy drink is currently underway, after raising over £6,500 (€7515) in pre-orders through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

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DSM raises prices for vitamin C produced in China

DSM said it is to increase prices for the vitamin C forms it produces in China by a minimum of 10% for non-contracted business.

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Travel to source may be costly, but important to vet supply chain, expert says

Travel to your supplier's facility, and make no excuses about the cost and time it takes, one expert said.

Ireland launches national obesity plan

The Irish government has launched an ambitious national obesity plan which proposes a sugary drinks tax, maximum portion sizes, marketing restrictions and reformulation targets - but the lack of funding to implement the policy has led to criticism from campaigners.