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Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different metabolic effects.

NutraIngredients' top stories of 2014

Omega-3 breakthroughs, political shake-ups and health claim fines. 

From industry to authority: Abbott Nutrition regulation director new FSAI chief

Dr Pamela Byrne, currently director of regulatory policy and intelligence for firm Abbott Nutrition, is to become the new chief executive for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Cognitive health and immunity tough for infant formula claims, warns consultant

Infant formula makers are focused on immunity and cognitive health but should turn to essential vitamins and minerals where they could make easier progress with claims, says a consultant.

Freshness, gentle processing compensate for different EPA, DHA levels, salmon oil supplier asserts

While the omega-3s market has been moving toward ever higher concentrations of EPA and DHA, there is still room for fresh, minimally processed oils with lower EPA and DHA concentrations, says Norwegian company Hofseth Biocare.  And there is even evidence for greater efficacy for its salmon oil for certain health...

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Infant formula industry has 'responsibility to adhere' to WHO Code principles

The infant formula industry has a "responsibility to adhere" to the principles of the WHO Code, manufacturer representatives from all corners of the globe agree.

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EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing
"I think everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim in these areas at some point in time”

EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing

There is a general feeling that probiotic and prebiotic producers are getting closer to receiving their categories'...

Sweden finds unlisted pharmas in sex shop food supplements

Swedish agency comes down hard on unlisted pharmas in libido-boosting supplements

The Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) says nearly 70% of ‘sexual potency’ food supplements it tested contained...

New antioxidant capacity technique highlights potential inaccuracy in current system

New antioxidant capacity technique highlights potential inaccuracy in current system

A new technique developed to measure antioxidant capacity has suggested that the antioxidant values of certain products...

EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications
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EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications

Good science and trial design must be a focus for companies putting together new health claims dossiers,...

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions
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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future...

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