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Infant nutrition sector has 'many issues' to overcome: Zenith

Despite "great growth potential", the infant nutrition sector still has “many issues” to overcome, Zenith International has claimed ahead of its first ever Infant Nutrition Conference....

Novel eye-tracking study holds promise for improving label designs

Utilising eye-tracking technologies to assess how health conscious consumers perceive food products could help manufacturers improve label designs and better promote healthy products, say researchers.

Omega-3 sustainability drive steps up a gear

Functional food and supplement producer Bio-Life SPRL claims to have become the first company in Belgium and France to offer fish oil derived omega-3 supplements with sustainability certification, as the...

External advisory board to help Chr. Hansen capitalise on microbiome science

An explosion in microbiome science has prompted Chr. Hansen to appoint a scientific advisory board of “internationally recognised thought leaders in the field” to explore new opportunities for using bacteria to improve...

Industry is "on the back foot" with sustainability trends

Food and drink firms must be more proactive at assessing the sustainability of their products and ingredients, rather than reacting to market interest, according to Leatherhead Food Research expert Emma...

Customer relationships are crucial to developing personalised nutrition offerings

If Personalised Nutritional Offerings (PNOs) are to gain a commercial foothold in the marketplace, lessons need to be learned and providers will have to change the way they approach customer...

Food Vision 2014 ready to encourage radical thinking and explore innovative opportunities

Over 100 food industry leaders and senior directors from Europe, Asia and the Americas will soon convene in Cannes, France for the 2014 Food Vision summit to discuss key issues...

Cargill scales up its R&D 'hub' in Europe

Cargill's European Research and Development Centre has re-opened after an €8m expansion, with added emphasis on food safety.

BioGaia confirms extended agreement with Nestlé for clinical research and NPD

Swedish probiotic player BioGaia has broadened and strengthened its ties with food manufacturing giant Nestlé by agreeing a deal for clinical research and new product development (NPD), according to the...

Ingredia acquires bioactive peptides startup

French supplier Ingredia has announced its acquisition of bioactive peptides specialist Galactis Pharma.

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FMC to split into two publicly traded companies

FMC Corporation, owner of omega 3 fish oils leader EPAX, will split into two publically traded companies, the corporation announced recently.  The plan is to split the agricultural and nutrition...

Indena sees potential in Romania and Moldova

Romania and Moldova may still be small markets, but Indena says it sees in them what it saw in Poland 20 years ago.

Glanbia shrugs off Dairy Ireland hit to post hot results

Glanbia has boasted powerful growth in 2013 sales and profit, despite struggles in its Dairy Ireland and Ingredients Technologies businesses and squeezed margins.

Acquisitions ahead for Symrise amid Diana bid rumours

Symrise has recorded new highs in 2013, growing sales by 6% and EBITDA by 10%, while reports claim that the flavour and fragrance firm has made a bid for the Diana Group.

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A global look at supplements on the rise

The dietary supplements market is set to grow by 4% annually running up to 2018, with Singapore, Hong Kong and Norway being the top spenders by household consumption, according to Euromonitor International.

Astaxanthin investment: Algatech more than doubles production capabilities

Increasing demand for natural astaxanthin products has led Israeli algae specialists Algatechnologies to more than double its production capacity, the firm has said.

Study reveals growing global reliance on handful of crops

Global per capita food supply has increased over the past 50 years – but it has become more similar among countries, increasing reliance worldwide on a narrow range of commodities.

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Online retailers can help stop doping and questionable supplements: Consultant

If the nutritional supplements sector is to ever cast off its reputation for ‘dangerous’ and unlabelled contaminants then big online retails must embrace and enforce stricter anti-doping policies, argues Luca...

Tired of being tired? ASA rejects iron health claim complaint

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that an advert for a liquid iron and vitamin formula purporting to “help reduce tiredness and fatigue" violates EU health claims regulation....

Small fish in a big health claim pond: Naturalpha

Smaller companies must have the confidence to challenge health claim authorities, because they are not always right, says Naturalpha. 

Profile: Carl Gibson, CEO of Complementary Healthcare Council, Australia

Complementary medicine's hardman says it's time to focus on positives

For somebody who is often seen to be “slamming” an unfavourable study, or “hitting back” at research showing complementary medicine in a negative light, Carl Gibson is in a less...

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'Not the time' to educate consumers on whey protein fats: Volac

British dairy Volac believes there is "a lot to be said" about the beneficial phospholipids found in whey protein, but understands that now is not the time to begin educating consumers....

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Demand for certification helps IFFO to continued growth

Increased interested from developing markets in Asia, coupled with need for third party certification to demonstrate responsible sourcing has led to a fourth successive year of growth for marine ingredients...

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DSM 'clean taste' lactase enzyme granted European patent

DSM’s lactose-free dairy ingredient Maxilact has been granted a European patent - giving the company exclusive permission to market "clean taste" arylsulfatase-free lactase enzymes in the region until 2026....

Is the omega-3 sector in decline?

Growth in fish oil sales have been described by the CEO of Vitamin Shoppe as ‘softening’, while data from GOED indicates that 12 million users have left the category in...

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