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Swisse Wellness withdraws from US to focus on global brand building, but vows, ‘we’ll be back bigger and better!’

Swisse Wellness’ global growth is continuing with new office set to open in Europe and Asia soon, but global expansion will require a re-allocation of US resources and a withdrawal...

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Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires Total Quality Food Consultants

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired Italy-based Total Quality Food Consultants, expanding its global offer for regulatory, scientific and marketing services.

Fonterra, Dairy Crest quiet on demineralized whey partnership reports

British firm Dairy Crest has confirmed it will be “partnering with someone” to supply demineralized whey powder for infant formula, but declined to confirm reports it is close to sealing...

Healthy dairy demand helps Chr. Hansen to strong Q3

An increasing demand for low-fat yoghurt and reduced-salt cheese will lift its sales this year, according to Chr. Hansen,  as the firm reports a 10% rise in revenue its Q3...

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LycoRed appoints Rony Patishi-Chillim as CEO

Israeli carotenoid specialist Lycored has appointed Rony Patishi-Chillim as CEO as the firm seeks nutrition sector consolidation.

The Organic Protein Company eyeing 'healthy chunk' of UK whey market

Newcomer, The Organic Protein Company, expects to “steal a healthy chunk” of the UK whey protein powder market with its California-made, USDA-certified offering.

‘Super-bananas’ close to commercialisation

The mass-production of so-called ‘super-bananas’ enriched with vitamin A may begin in Uganda as early as 2020 pending approval by the country’s legislators, according to the project’s lead scientist, James Dale....

Analyst: Algae offers excellent opportunities for salt replacement in bread

Algae could be a valuable replacement to salt in bread but price and negative perception issues must be overcome, according to Pinar Hosafci, Euromonitor International food analyst.

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Korean health supplements body joins Iadsa

The Korea Health Supplements Association (KHSA) is the latest body to join Iadsa, the International Alliance of Dietary/ Food Supplement Associations.   

Mass-market gum makers unmoved by functional ingredients, says Fertin Pharma

Private label gum maker Fertin Pharma says that mass-market gum makers are content with existing health claims on sugar free gum and are unconcerned about boosting the effects through added...

French omega-3 player scores in Brazil

Ambitious French omega-3 supplier Polaris has won approval to market its branded omega-3s in South America’s biggest nutraceutical market, Brazil.

‘What will we tell shareholders?’: Fear of failure in functional drinks spooks big beverage firms

Senior management teams at big beverage companies often exist in a state of ‘cognitive dissonance’ that means they fear taking risks, despite demanding that their teams innovate, an industry expert...

EXPERT SAYS BRAND BROKE 'EVERY RULE OF HEALTH MARKETING'

Psychoanalyzing Nestle’s Nesfluid nightmare: ‘Brand promised something for everyone, appealed to almost no-one’

Functional foods expert Julian Mellentin says Nestle’s failed health drink Nesfluid was a confusing launch promising nutrition, hydration and an alphabet soup of health benefits in a dubious-tasting beverage range....

How to win or lose on the functional foods market

Health matters but convenience matters more, according to a report that looked at why functional foods succeeded or failed in the market place.

Dietetic foods and supplements notifications jump by 89%

Dietetic foods and food supplement recall notifications grew by 89% in the quarter, according to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS European index.

What are the key bone and joint health ingredients?

According the Euromonitor – in 2012 there were over 577 million people aged over 65 globally, a figure only set to rise according to government agencies. This has prompted focus...

Special edition: Bone & Joint Health

A declining global market but a rising interest in vegetable-sourced material: ‘Glucosamine is not going to fade away,’ says ENI CEO

The emergence of multiple scientifically-supported joint health ingredients and increased consumer interest in sourcing is driving a downturn for glucosamine, but vegetable sourced versions are on the rise, says the...

Pharma players want MHRA-licensed vitamin D prescribed, not supplements

New UK guidelines for vitamin D intake in the UK should recommend that only medically licensed products are prescribed and not food supplements, according to several pharma experts.

Europeans ‘not that interested’ in protein drinks, Mintel analyst warns

Arla Foods Ingredients says women wrongly believe high protein products risk making them fat or overly muscly, as Mintel warns Europeans simply aren’t that interested in protein drinks.

Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Quality, efficacy help collagen ingredients gain traction in joint health market

Efficacy, quality and smaller dosage sizes are helping suppliers of collagen ingredients gain traction in the joint health marketplace. But suppliers agree that their ingredients occupy the thin edge of...

Quest Vitamins' probiotic encapsulation hankers for 'clean label' claims

UK-based Quest Vitamins says its plant-based probiotic encapsulation, DRcaps Capsules, taps into consumer interest in ‘clean label’. 

Australia

Dietician claims world first with “Fodmap” range for IBS sufferers

A Melbourne-based dietician is claiming a world first with the launch of a new range of low-Fodmap foods, opening up a new “free-from” market segment that she believes has the...

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Top 5 snaps from the show: Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos, as we train our lens on five rising beverage brands addressing need states from enhanced hydration...

Beauty chocolate: Algatechnologies touts red seaweed for functional confectionery

Algatechnologies sees potential for red seaweed derivative astaxanthin in chocolate coins promoting beauty for the US market.

More info needed to determine nanosilver exposure risk

Measurements of nanomaterials in consumer products are urgently needed to assess exposure, according to a final opinion looking at silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP).

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