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Chr Hansen ingredients unit up for sale

Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical...

Cambridge film assessed by BioProgress

BioProgress has signed an agreement with Cambridge University Technical Services Ltd giving it an exclusive eight month option to evaluate new film technology developed at the UK university, writes Phil...

DSM buys stake in Chinese pharma group

Dutch chemicals and ingredients company DSM is to purchase a stake in North China Pharmaceutical Group in a move that boosts its presence in the country, writes Phil Taylor.

Major deal for Reducol in UK

UK dairy foods company Fayrefield Foods is to launch the first foods containing Forbes Medi-Tech's cholesterol-lowering plant sterols in the UK and Ireland next year, using the GM-free claim to...

Astaxanthin venture makes push into European market

Israeli firm Algatechnologies has created a new joint venture firm with the supercritical extraction specialist US Nutra to push the carotenoid astaxanthin for use in foods and supplements.

Vitamin E, the positive twist

Marketers of full complex vitamin E supplements could turn the latest review on the vitamin to their advantage, despite its dramatic conclusions widely reported in consumer press.

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.

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