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Natural, health trend boosts 3Q for Chr Hansen

Growing demand for natural colours and the increasing popularity of probiotic cultures lifted third quarter sales at Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen.

Danone launches new, magnesium-rich milk drink

French firm Danone, one of the world's top ten food and drink companies, has launched a novel dairy concept on the Belgian market this month.

Yakult moves into new market

Japanese dairy firm Yakult Honsha is entering the New Zealand market with its probiotic fermented milk drink this month.

Lonza boosts capacity in Czech Republic

Swiss chemicals firm Lonza has opened a new production facility in the Czech Republic that would allow it to increase output of the health ingredient L-carnitine, if demand continues to...

Omega-3s to have long life in European food industry

Of all the functional food ingredients currently available, the future for omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) looks the most promising, according to an analyst at market research firm Frost &...

Maximuscle sold to investment group

The founder of leading UK sports nutrition company Maximuscle has sold the business for £9.7 million (€14.48m) to a private equity group, which is hoping to double sales at the...

Proprietary CoQ10 formulation demonstrates superior absorption

A new formulation of CoQ10, developed by Israeli firm Herbamed, has demonstrated high bioavailability in a recently published study.

Olive antioxidant launched in highly concentrated form

Spanish functional oils company Genosa has launched a new line of products based on what it claims is the most concentrated form available of the olive polyphenol, hydroxytyrosol. Two Spanish...

Asian non-dairy market offers opportunities for new products

Growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of soya consumption is reinvigorating sales of soy drinks in south-east Asia, according to a new report from OrganicMonitor. And while the category...

Algry maintains sales growth in cholines market

Spanish company Algry Quimica continues to see strong growth of its cholines, based on expanding applications for the niche ingredient.

Shrimp trading dispute sends glucosamine prices skyward

Glucosamine prices are currently soaring as major producer countries are hit by a shortage of raw materials that looks set to continue well into next year, reports Dominique Patton.

GSK adds omega-3s to Horlicks for mothers

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has launched an omega-3 fortified variant of its leading malt drink brand Horlicks on the Indian market, especially designed for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers.

Soyfoods market expands into new areas

Europeans are increasingly developing a taste for soy with soyfood categories in retail outlets expanding rapidly across the region.

New Schouten structure lifts management stake

Management at the Royal Schouten group, parent of soy ingredients business Acatris, has increased its share in the company under a new shareholder structure designed to allow it to move...

Burcon adds to functional properties of new proteins

Canadian firm Burcon NutraScience, which has teamed up with ADM to bring a new plant-derived protein to market, has filed another patent application that further strengthens its bid to take...

Lipa raises funds for expansion

Australian vitamin and drug maker Lipa Pharmaceuticals plans to raise A$67 million (€38.2m) from an initial public offering of shares, which will fund expansion of the company's manufacturing plant to...

Price volatility continues for soy ingredients

As the food industry answers consumer health concerns expanding the use of soybean-derived ingredients in food formulations, volatility in price for the crop is set to continue with few signs...

Danisco steps up probiotics presence with European dairy launch

The first dairy food range in Europe containing Danisco's Howaru probiotics has been introduced in Slovenia by one of the region's top dairy product manufacturers Ljubljanske Mlekarne.

Raisio outlines plans for growth

Benecol maker Raisio will use profits from its recent chemicals unit sale to embark on a new strategy designed to position it as a leading producer of plant-based foods and...

Probiotics targeted for growth under new Danisco cultures unit

The new cultures unit at Danisco looks set to become a powerful force in the probiotics sector, gaining additional strains and entrance to new markets with the acquisition of Rhodia...

Blotting technology could be used in new cholesterol-lowering foods

Irish biotech company Alltracel has signed a deal with sausage casings maker Devro to develop new cholesterol-lowering foods based on its patented cellulose technology.

Chr Hansen venture launches women's health product

A new probiotics alliance, between leading Danish firm Chr Hansen and a Canadian biotech company, is launching its first product for the growing women's health market.

Numico to sell South African baby food business

Dutch infant nutrition group Royal Numico is to sell its unprofitable South African baby food business as it looks to concentrate on regions where it can gain a leading position.

Partial victory in price-fixing case for vitamin makers

Number two vitamin maker BASF and the former number one Roche have been told by the US Supreme Court that a case brought by former customers outside the US against...

German health foods industry profits from government reform

Germany's health food stores, the Reformhauser, are reporting a boom brought about by the new reform of the healthcare system.

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