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Demand for added-value whey to rise in Middle East

An increasingly sophisticated food market in the Middle East will open up opportunities for food makers and suppliers of third generation, added-value whey products in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, writes...

Non-dairy drinks easy pushover for soy?

A new vegetable-based drink, based on a traditional Spanish recipe, is being introduced to the fast-growing dairy alternatives sector in the UK but it may have a tough time competing...

ADM to market phytosterol tech in Europe

The Korean biotech company Eugene Science has teamed up with Archer Daniels Midlands (ADM), giving ADM the marketing rights in Europe and North America for Eugene Science's Euchol phytosterol technology.

Europeans flock to the states for IFT show

Thousands of European food ingredient specialists will join colleagues from around the world tomorrow to learn about the latest ingredients formulations as the 2004 IFT Annual Meeting kicks offs in...

Reducol nears European approval

Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech said yesterday that it had received a positive opinion from European authorities for the approval of its wood-derived cholesterol-lowering ingredient Reducol.

Hero increases babyfoods presence in growing Turkish market

Swiss food group Hero has gained a market-leading share in Turkey's babyfood sector with the acquisition of ülker Gida's infant biscuit business.

Glucosamine price rises set to boost market for quality products

Investigations into the dumping of shrimp on the US market has caused major price rises in the joint health ingredient glucosamine, a shrimp derivative. But if prices stabilise at these...

Healthier oils get boost from obese populations

Demand for healthier oils and fats is increasing as obesity reaches epidemic levels. The trend is also driving research efforts to develop innovative methods to enhance oil and fat properties,...

Snack sector offers opportunities for healthy brand extensions

The burgeoning UK snack market is creating opportunities for food makers to develop profitable extensions of established brands with healthy credentials, according to market analysts Datamonitor.

Sensus confirms prebiotic effect of low-dose inulin

Dutch ingredients firm Sensus has carried out new research to prove the prebiotic effect of native inulin at only 5 grams, allowing food manufacturers to make prebiotic claims on a...

Puleva Biotech gets funding boost for new probiotics

Puleva Biotech, the biotech arm of Spanish food group Ebro Puleva, has been awarded funding worth €428,290 from a regional development fund to help it start up a new probiotics line.

Herb/drug interactions difficult to manage for supplement makers

Another study has demonstrated that the best-selling herbal ginseng interferes with the blood-thinning drug warfarin, one of the most widely used anticoagulant medicines.

New supplement targets traveller's thrombosis

A Swiss company has developed a food supplement designed to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis for passengers on long-haul flights.

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.

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