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EFSA health claim

18th claim win for SNE: Calcium helps build healthy baby bones

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved another extension of an adult health claim this time for calcium and the normal development of bones for children under three.

If the claim is officially approved by the European Commission, it could go on to be used on follow-on infant formula products. ©iStock/vchal

Bulking up: European sports nutrition markets condensed

Western and eastern European sports nutrition markets are growing at about 12% annually, but will settle down to 8% growth by 2019, according to Euromonitor International data.

health claim watch

French firm seeks male fertility health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing a health claim linking a multivitamin, mineral and botanical mix and male fertility following an application from French firm Laboratoire Nurilia.

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A glance at sports nutrition science/NPD

More energy, better concentration, increased strength, longer endurance, swifter recovery - sports nutrition science never sleeps. We scan developments.

GNC could be the next supplement firm to be taken into Chinese ownership

GNC could become the latest vitamin and supplement firm to get Chinese owners, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company has met with several interested parties.

Special Edition: Sports Nutrition

Whey's the best for targeted benefits; for general fortification not so much

If you are seeking protein for its nutrient quality, it doesn’t matter much which source you choose. But if you want specific sports nutrition results, whey still leads the way, experts say.