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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.

Enzymotec breakthrough to improve fatty acid delivery

Israeli biotech firm Enzymotec has developed an enzyme technology that it claims will improve targeted delivery of nutrients in oils to human organs.

Raisio adds to nutritional oils portfolio

Benecol maker Raisio has stepped up its functional oil offering with the acquisition of Camelina, a start-up producing omega-3 rich oil from the camelina sativa oilseed.

Pycnogenol lowers blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics

Further research shows that the pine bark supplement Pycnogenol lowers blood sugar levels in diabetes patients and improves blood vessel function.

New blood pressure lowering ingredient

Japanese firm Riken Vitamin has developed a seaweed jelly with an ingredient that helps to control high blood pressure, according to an Asia Pulse report.

Four-year-old Novis beats media old guard for publishing awards

Novis, now with almost half a million readers, yesterday earned broad industry recognition with two further publishing awards, following on from its best publication prize earlier this year.

Health to drive honey choice for food formulations?

Health-promoting compounds found in honey could make this ingredient a more attractive option for food makers currently using bulk sweeteners such as high-fructose corn syrup and looking to jump on...

Future profits rest with functional foods

The most successful health foods of the future are likely to be functional, and particularly those targeted at children and seniors, predicts a new report.

BioProgress signs deal for China

BioProgress, the developer of film strips for vitamin delivery, is increasing its international presence, signing its first agreement for a line of products for the Chinese market.

Healthier than olive oil - a new blend

Spanish nutritional oils company Genosa I+D has launched an olive oil-based product, enriched with fish oil and antioxidants, to give it an ideal balance of fatty acids.