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MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Amino acid release matrix extracts maximum value from protein

Glanbia Nutrtionals has debuted an enzyme blend targeting release of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and glutamine from whey protein sources.

DG SANCO chief resigns following ‘sober’ disciplinary inquiry

Director general of the European Commission’s Health and Consumers unit (DG SANCO), Paola Testori Coggi, has resigned following an investigation into a breach of tender policy.

Danone Q3 results 'buoyed' by Asian infant formula recovery

The continuing recovery of Danone’s infant formula business, impacted by the 2013 Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, has “buoyed” the French dairy's Q3 results.

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Glanbia clinches Isopure deal

Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.

Opinion

EU on charm offensive as Asean gears up for regulatory harmonisation

To a backdrop of the Asean regulatory harmonisation process, a number of European Union officials have descended on Kuala Lumpur to attend a forum designed to apply the older bloc’s...

What women want: Lallemand launches probiotics for female health

The absence of any EU-approved health claims for probiotics hasn’t deterred Lallemand Health Solutions from launching a suite of probiotics addressing women’s health issues.

Nutraceuticals to play a major role in preventive healthcare: analyst

As healthcare industry faces increasing expenditure, the emphasis shifts from treatment to prevention thorough use of nutraceuticals and better nutrition, say Frost & Sullivan analysts.

Supply chain concerns become No.1 draw for vegetarian glucosamine, Cargill says

Glucosamine has become a commodity market, but concerns about quality and sourcing makes increasing room for a top-shelf niche product like Cargill’s Regenasure vegetarian glucosamine, the company said at the...

Probiotics giant debuts soft gel with 2-year shelf life

Danish probiotics player Chr Hansen has launched a patent-pending soft gel that can deliver live probiotics with a two-year shelf life and matched it with a probiotic-omega-3 supplement targeting pregnant...

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Can you keep the European food industry honest? We’re hiring!

Do you like breaking news in multiple formats? Are you comfortable interviewing a CEO or Greenpeace protestor, food scientist, politician or legal hound? Do you have a passion for the...

With a strong El Nino decimating stocks, Peru shuts down omega-3 anchovy fishery

Authorities have closed the upcoming three-month anchovy fishing season in Peru because insufficient numbers of fish were found in a recent acoustic survey. Fishing quotas have been sharply reduced during...

Cocktail flavors to cognitive enhancement: Zenith’s Top 13 energy drinks trends

Zenith International includes cocktail flavors and cognitive enhancement within a list of 13 top trends it says have driven innovation in energy drinks on the basis of post-2012 product launches.

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy form Chinese infant formula JV

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy have entered into a joint venture to produce and sell infant formula in China under one of the Dutch dairy's existing brands.

Japan

World’s only salmon placenta taps into Asia’s halal anti-ageing market

Japan’s second biggest island, Hokkaido in the north of the country, is known across Asia as being one of the continent's premier locations for seafood. And now a local nutraceutical...

China

Forgotten for a millennium, beneficial Gobi herb is making a comeback

In the harsh landscape of China’s northwest in the Gobi, where temperatures can fluctuate by 90 degrees over the course of a year, a bush with striking beneficial properties has...

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Kemin launches polyphenol-rich spearmint extract for cognitive health

Kemin is launching a proprietary phenolic complex sourced from patent-pending, non-GMO lines of its own purpose-grown spearmint for use in dietary supplements.

Will protein work for Everton FC? Supplier provides personalised sports nutrition products

English Premier League football club Everton has extended and expanded its partnership with The Protein Works (TPW) with an emphasis on personalised nutrition.

Naturex seeks new sustainability pathways

A year after publishing its 'Sustainability Principles' Naturex reveals its targets for the coming years in the 'Pathfinder', the company’s sustainability report.

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GoodBelly teams up with Microwarriors documentary to advance public knowledge on probiotics

Leading probiotic juice brand GoodBelly is ‘confident’ its partnership with the Microwarriors documentary will help advance public knowledge about the benefits of probiotics.

Australia

Enzymotec opens up Down Under as lawyers drum up support for lawsuit

Global lipid supplier Enzymotec has established a Southern Hemisphere subsidiary, Enzymotec Australia with Claudette Cross at the helm of the country’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. 

DSM backs natural zeaxanthin with exclusive deal

DSM, previously focused on synthetic zeaxanthin, has launched a natural version sourced from longtime carotenoid partner Kemin.

Nestlé sells German baby food brands in infant formula refocus

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Alete and Milasan baby food brands to focus on its infant formula interests in Germany and Austria.

ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of taste and content of bioactive chemicals, according to a recent article in Herbalgram, the publication...

Kellogg UK drops cholesterol-management cereal Optivita

The Kellogg Company has delisted its oat-based Optivita brand in the UK following a decline in consumer demand, but one analyst says the cereal could have suffered from health claim...