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Lithuania bans 182 botanicals – or does it?

Lithuania has sent a list of 182 botanicals it intends to ban in food supplements to the European Commission in a move one major supplier called “a step back” for EU harmonisation and free trade.

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"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”.

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according to a new review.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food Vision team bring you the highlights in pictures.

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Hershey ‘tricking US consumers with fake Maltesers’, claims Mars from ConfectioneryNews.com

Mars has launched US legal action against Hershey accusing it of copying its Maltesers brand in all-red packaging.

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

Nespresso concedes in anti-trust battle: We don’t accept but we will cooperate from FoodNavigator.com

Nestlé's brand Nespresso will allow greater use of competitor coffee capsules in its machines following a French anti-trust investigation.

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories' from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions, CEO Indra Nooyi says.

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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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