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Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

Frutarom becomes a bigger botanicals player with THMPD range

Swiss-Israeli supplier Frutarom has beefed up its botanical extracts in response to changing European Union laws for herbal products and medicines.

Swiss supplier being very ‘Careless’ about anti-ageing

Mango extracts can ease the ageing process, says a Swiss firm, which is launching a patent pending version called, ‘Careless’.

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Building for the future: DSM on lessons from Food Vision 2014

Industry needs to ‘dramatically innovate’ if it is to come up with sustainable solutions to feed the world, says James Bauly of DSM, as he summarises his take away messages...

When it comes to NPD, is consumer 'liking' an overrated idea?

Testing the consumer liking of a new product may be an overrated idea that ‘breeds mediocrity’ and means products fail to differentiate themselves against the competition, according to David Howlett...

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.

MSM added to sports nutrition safe list in the UK

A form of joint health and sports nutrient, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has made it onto the approved list of UK third party testing service Informed-Sport, a “big league” promotion according to an American...

Meso-zeaxanthin safety & QC debated

Neither illegal, unnatural nor unsafe, says meso-zeaxanthin defender

Meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) proponent says a French government report on the fraudulent use of meso-zeaxanthin in eye health supplements casts unnecessary doubt on a safe and viable compound. ...

BASF vitamin production returns to normal after fire

BASF’s vitamin A and E production is close to resuming normal service after a fire ripped through its German plant on March 12.

Merck signs food analytics deal in western Europe

Pharma giant Merck’s life sciences division, Merck Millipore, has inked a new deal with a Pennsylvania-based long-time partner in microbiology services for the European food and other sectors.

Israeli firm targets military ration packs: 'We’ll sell to anybody'

Israeli company Easy Line says its products hold military ration pack potential, and it will be angling for export to any national military.

Symrise wins battle for Diana Group with €1.3bn bid

German flavours and aromas specialist Symrise has won the battle for French flavour and ingredients producer Diana, after agreeing a deal that values the firm at €1.3bn.

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 astaxanthin ingredient, with new data reportedly showing ‘vastly inferior antioxidant potential’ compared with...

Promising growth forecast for Swiss biotech firm Evolva

Swiss-based biotech Evolva is on target to launch a raft of products over the next few years on the back of recent successes.

Aussie rules football league criticised for its stance on supplements

The Australian Football League’s release last month of a new list of prohibited treatments has been criticised by the country’s main complementary healthcare body for its claim that supplements are...

Finns and Norwegians partner on probiotic juice

Finnish dairy and ingredients giant Valio has inked a deal with major Norwegian food and drink maker Tine to license its LGG probiotic strain in Tine’s Biola juice range.

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

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DSM in negotiations to buy Chinese vitamin C manufacturer

DSM has ended speculation about acquiring Chinese vitamin C supplier Aland by acknowledging it is in talks with the firm, but asserts no deal has been signed.

Eastern Europe to follow Italian botanical fate?

Eastern European countries hoping to join the European Union could find a threatened botanical industry in wait, according to an EU food law expert.

Israel firm ups astaxanthin concentration

Southern Isreal supplier, Algatechnologies, has launched a 20% astaxanthin oleoresin targeting food supplements, foods and beverages and cosmeceuticals.

European sports nutrition group raises red flags for London marathoners

The 40,000 professional and amateur runners that will spill through the streets of London this weekend for the London marathon can benefit from sports supplement use but should be wary...

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Ingredion appoints new Apac general manager

Jorgen Kokke has been appointed to the role of regional vice-president and general manager of Ingredion in Asia-Pacific. 

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Barentz moves into Oceania following Additive Solutions acquisition

Barentz International has teamed up with Australia’s Additive Solutions to market and distribute its ingredients across Australia and New Zealand.

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