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Roche consumer health sale cleared by EU

Bayer's acquisition of the Roche consumer health business, a major player in the vitamin supplements market, has been approved by the European antitrust authorities, giving way to the creation of...

Price boost for soy on BSE fears

Soy suppliers could see a boost to sales if fears of a second case of BSE in the US lead to a full ban on meat and bone meal.

Fortification increasing in drinks, dairy next?

Fortification is a growing trend in soft drinks and the dairy sector, and played a role in 8 per cent of all new food and drink products introduced last year,...

Cargill introduces barley fibre for heart health

US agri-giant Cargill introduced a new barley ingredient, with high levels of beta-glucan soluble fibre, at Health Ingredients Europe last week, as part of its platform designed to target heart...

Chemi invests in PS production

Italian firm Chemi is moving production of the nutraceutical ingredient phosphatidylserine to its pharmaceutical actives plant in Brazil, allowing it to increase capacity and become more competitive on price.

Functional beauty regimes driving growth of cosmeceuticals

A boom in sales of functional personal care products in northern Europe is set to benefit supplements targeting skin health, shows a new report.

Indena introduces first olive extract

Italian plant extracts firm Indena has added a new standardised olive fruit extract to its range, introducing the product at Health Ingredients Europe in Amsterdam this week.

Croda targets joint health with new product

UK fish oils supplier Croda Health Care is launching a new joint care complex based on type II collagen and chondroitin sulphate, expanding its offering for this booming nutraceuticals category.

Food industry rejects traffic light labels

Traffic light labelling would be a primitive, unworkable and pointless way of highlighting unhealthy foods according to the UK food industry, speaking in reaction to the newly published government policy...

GSK to provide safe supplements for tennis players

Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is to produce nutritional supplements for the ATP, the governing body for men's tennis, under a new scheme designed to limit the risk of supplements causing tennis...

Forbes Medi-Tech's income improves

The Canadian sterol maker Forbes Medi-Tech said last week's authorisation to sell its Reducol ingredients in the EU underlined the continued growth of its nutraceutical business.

PeptoPro gets gold at Hi Europe

DSM's PeptoPro took the gold award at Health Ingredients Europe yesterday, with a French produced fat-binding extract Neopuntia coming in second. The bronze award was given to Ingredia for its...

Forbes cholesterol-lowering ingredient approved in EU

The Canadian sterol maker Forbes Medi-Tech has gained authorisation to sell its Reducol ingredient for use in milk-based drinks in the European Union, with further food categories expected to follow...

Peptides steal the show at HiE

The new interest in protein, one of this year's biggest food formulation trends, has been supported by ingredient innovation, with proteins stealing the majority of nominations for the Health Ingredients...

Health and innovation taking organic dairy mainstream

Rachel's Organic, a leading UK producer of organic dairy products, says that the growing appetite of British consumers for healthy, innovative products is helping sustain growth in the burgeoning UK...

Martek's European patent for oil blend revoked

US-based Martek Biosciences said on Friday that its European DHA/ARA oil blends patent had been revoked by the European Patent Office following challenges made by two potential competitors.

First case of soybean rust in US

The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service yesterday confirmed the presence of the country's first case of soybean rust, found on soybean leaf samples taken from...

Lower vitamin prices put pressure on BASF fine chemicals result

Lower sales prices for vitamin C and the feed ingredient lysine ate into fine chemicals revenue at BASF during the third quarter, contributing to a 5 per cent decline in...

Carotech gains patent on novel vitamin E complex

US-based Carotech has received a patent for a novel tocotrienol complex, said to increase the bioavailability of tocotrienols in the gastrointestinal tract.

Lipid Nutrition extends fish oil product

Dutch nutritional oils firm Lipid Nutrition has introduced a new fish oil powder designed for food applications.

Enzymotec introduces non-GM lecithin and PS

Israel-based Enzymotec is introducing non-GM variants of its high grade lecithin and phosphatidylserine (PS), to boost its share in the supplements market.

The battle against cholesterol increases in UK

Danone is entering the UK market this month with its first product containing plant sterols. Joining another industry heavyweight Unilever, the move underlines the potential of the cholesterol-lowering category and...

Brazil moves to protect soy supply

The Brazilian government has embarked upon an ambitious programme to combat the soy rust fungus, according to researchers at the government's crop agency Embrapa.

Relief for glucosamine price pressure

Chinese producers of glucosamine predict that prices, which have almost tripled this year, will peak early next year, before falling, as a knock-on benefit from recent changes to the shrimp-meat...

Degussa product to tackle pre-diabetes condition

Degussa Food Ingredients is expanding its offering to the nutrition industry with its first product for blood glucose management.

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