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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.

Danisco flavour range to complement low-carb dairy products

Danisco has taken up the low-carb, low-sugar baton and run with it, developing a line of flavours aimed at food manufacturers developing artificially sweetened and reduced sugar beverages and dairy...

DSM cuts jobs at vitamin C plant

Dutch chemicals group DSM is axing 200 jobs at its vitamin C plant in Dalry, Scotland in the next wave of a company-wide cost-cutting programme.

Green tea extracts making entry into supplements market

European companies are increasing their presence in the green tea extract market, looking to reach supplement makers with highly concentrated products.

Cerestar adds Cargill soy proteins to portfolio

Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe has expanded its portfolio to include the marketing and distribution of Cargill's soy products in Europe.

Raisio 3Q shows promise for new strategy

New product launches and applications helped lift turnover at Raisio's ingredients division by almost 40 per cent during the third quarter, it reported today.

Cholesterol-lowering beer ready for scale-up

A new Swedish start-up has developed a brewing process that produces a beer with cholesterol-lowering properties.

Degussa to look for food buyers early next year

German chemicals group Degussa said performance at its food ingredients division improved over the first nine-months of the year but reiterated plans to exit the food sector.

Study supports novel AMD supplement

A supplement combining acetyl L-carnitine, highly concentrated omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q 10 may support and maintain visual function in elderly people at increased risk of developing vision loss,...

Puleva Biotech sees strong growth

Puleva Biotech, the functional foods subsidiary of Spanish food group Ebro Puleva, recorded a 3 per cent increase in net profit in the first nine months of the year on...

Natural vitamin E suppliers improve offering for non-GM products

ADM, the leading supplier of natural vitamin E, is set to bring a new supply of non-GM certified product onto the market early next year in response to demand from...

Health factor triggers fruity innovations at SIAL

Natural, plant-derived ingredients have been the source of inspiration for some of this year's most innovative new food products, often being used to boost the healthy image of traditional products.

Danone, Parmalat fined for misleading Hungarian ads

Hungary's competition watchdog has fined French dairy giant Danone HUF10 million for manipulating and misleading consumers with its advert for Danone Activia yoghurt, writes Chris Mercer.

Norway to see next Tonalin launch?

Norwegian health products company Midelfart is working on a green tea-based drink, containing the fat reduction ingredient Tonalin, currently only available in foods in Spain.

Multibene to enter US food market

An innovative technology that allows for the addition of both plant sterols and minerals to foods has won the backing of leading US food manufacturer General Mills, which has licensed...

European panel raises bar for quality probiotics

A panel of European experts has for the first time drawn up guidelines for quality standards for probiotic products in a bid to improve the quality of the increasing numbers...

Upturn in fortunes at DSM

DSM expects to see full year profits rise 50 per cent on last year, said chairman Peter Elverding, after stronger than expected growth in the third quarter continued the positive trend.

Danisco pushes up production of frozen pelletised cultures

Number two cultures player Danisco will ramp up production of frozen pelletised cultures clearing a €7 million investment to expand facilities in Niebull, Germany.

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