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Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Responsible supply: IFFO changes fish oil and fishmeal sourcing rules

Non-members of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO) are able to apply for ‘responsible supply’ (RS) certification, after the body altered its criteria recently.

New Taiyo iron formula improves ingredient's performance in food, beverages

Iron can be a difficult ingredient to work with because of its reactivity. Ever seen a piece of rusty metal?  That’s just the start; iron reacts with a wide array...

Food Vision

Celebrity chefs needed to sell food science to consumers

Food firms must woo celebrity chefs and other ‘foodies’ more to help consumers understand the industry’s use of science, including biotechnology and nanotechnology, experts from the sector have argued....

FAO: Nutrient deficiencies, stunted growth affect Europe and central Asia

Few may go hungry but vitamin and mineral deficiencies and health problems like growth stunting in children are widespread among the 53 countries of Europe and central Asia, according to...

Walmark buys Polish food supplements range

Eastern Europe’s biggest supplements manufacturer Walmark has bought a range of products from a Polish firm in immunity and sinus food supplements.

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Health debates will help small drinks David win Goliath’s sales

Small drinks companies will use debates on health, such as that on added sugar, to challenge larger players like Coca-Cola, says the co-founder of a new soft drinks firm.

Blendhub boosts supply chain transparency

Premium Blendhub has created a new centre that offers a fully transparent management model of the raw materials in food powder blends, to help customers optimise their supply chain.

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

No picnic: Is pea protein moving from the fringe to mainstream?

Pea protein may be moving in from the food and beverage fringes, however formulating with the fast-growing ingredient is 'no picnic' according to functional confectionery firm Carmit.

Krill wars redux: Enzymotec ends settlement negotiations with Neptune, ITC case to go forward

In a new phase of a long-standing krill oil patent dispute, Israel-based Enzymotec Ltd. has backed out of a settlement negotiation with Canada’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, both companies confirm....

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel food and beverage ingredient in Europe, but first it must meet existing demands and cut prices,...

US investment network targets European health & wellness firms

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) is setting up shop in Europe this May at Vitafoods in Geneva and is scouting for investment opportunities in the health and wellness sector.

Live updates from Food Vision in Cannes

The key quotes: #FoodVision in tweets

Global food and drink industry leaders at the Food Vision event in Cannes are aiming to tackle the big issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry...

NICE to update heart health guidance; omega-3s and sterols-stanols considered

Guidance on the prevention of cardiovascular disease relating to sugar, salt and fats – including omega-3s – should be updated, the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)...

Political conflict impacts Russian ingredients event

Political instability in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea  from strife-torn Ukraine negatively impacted an ingredients event in Moscow in March, according to leading supplier BASF.

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

An Israeli company that has released a range of coffee alternatives made from roasted date kernel, says the waste material has potential as a sustainable food and drink ingredient stretching far...

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics...

Naturex battles botanical adulteration with supply chain security

High-priced botanicals like bilberry and saw palmetto continue to attract counterfeiters and adulterers, meaning supply chain integrity is more important than ever, the world’s biggest herbal extract player has said....

a2 milk concept not confusing Australian consumers: A2DPA

A2 Dairy Products Australia (A2DPA) has slammed claims made by the CEO of Parmalat Australia that its a2 milk concept has left consumers Down Under confused.

Goat's milk infant formula NANNYcare taking 'rightful place' in UK

NANNYcare Infant Formula is preparing to “take its rightful place in the market” as Britain’s first official goat’s milk-based infant formula product.

UK testing firm lifts game in sports nutrition doping war

LGC-owned HFL Sport Science is raising awareness in the battle to flush out contaminated sports nutrition products and reduce the likelihood of their being blamed for doping infringements.

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

The health division of Swiss ingredients player Frutarom has launched omega-3s for the first time with the company noting their potential in heart, brain and eye health along with inflammation...

Animal feed industry gets a new website

A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.

News in brief

BASF fire affects vitamin A and E supply

A major fire due to a technical issue on March 12 at a BASF plant in Germany will close the plant for a month or more and affect supply of...

Guest article

European sports nutrition sector ready for regulatory paradigm shift (and a better image)

The European sports nutrition sector is emerging from regulatory limbo and moving towards full recognition as a responsible industry, says the chair of the continent’s biggest group, Dr Adam Carey,...

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