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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.

Inulin prices going up

Inulin suppliers are set to increase prices next year to combat higher production and raw material costs.

Iodine-rich ice cream to hit Russian shelves

A new ice cream product enriched with iodine is to be launched in the New Year by Russian dairy group MiasoMolTorg JSC, the first product of its kind on the...

Yakult to introduce blood pressure lowering drink

Japanese functional food company Yakult will next month launch a new fermented drink designed to lower blood pressure on its home market, according to a report.

France targets hidden sugars

AFSSA, the French food safety authority, has called for a significant reduction of sugars added to processed foods alongside stronger backing for foods containing wholegrains and high fibre.

Fonterra drives forward value-added dairy sector

Fonterra has built a new processing plant in New Zealand as part of its strategy to move its dairy business away from commodification and towards producing more value-added products.