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e-Commerce start-up brings Ayurvedic formulation to an app, a digital healthcare marketplace, has launched a customised supplement that is formulated for a range of conditions based on a consumer’s responses to an app questionnaire. 

‘Think outside the shake’: Protein Pow takes protein home baking to supermarket shelves

UK start-up Protein Pow has secured a host of retail listings including Tesco for its home-baking nutrition powders.

Special edition: Inflammation

High potency omega-3s & curcuminoids: NBTY’s top scientists on what’s next in inflammation

New product delivery formats, a long list of ingredients, and scientific consensus are driving developments in supplements positioned for inflammation, NBTY’s top scientists tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Permeate market will 'explode into life' once Codex standard set: Arla Foods Ingredients

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life” once a Codex Alimenatarius standard is adopted, says Arla Foods Ingredients. 

Beingmate to form JV with Korean dairy to produce special infant formula for China

Beingmate has joined forces with South Korean company Maeil Dairies to produce special medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market. 

It's a real dough! Milk proteins make gluten-free bread easier to handle, claims Arla

Bakers can create better-tasting gluten-free breads that handle like wheat-based doughs by adding milk proteins, claims Arla's ingredients division.

UK Moringa-based beauty drink overcomes 'horrible' taste

A herbal nutricosmetic drink is being launched in the UK utilising the amino acid-rich Himalyan herb, Moringa oleifeira, with the company involved saying it has overcome the 'horrible' taste of moringa....

Arla Foods ordered to stop selling yogurt labelled 'Skyr' in Finland

Arla Foods has been ordered to stop selling yogurt labelled as Skyr in Finland following a legal challenge by an Icelandic producer. 

Walmark buys Czech food supplements major

Czech-based Eastern European supplements giant Walmark has completed its second regional acquisition of the year with the purchase of fellow Czech supplements firm Valosun for an undisclosed sum.

Hershey fortified peanut butter project feeds Ghanaian stomachs and economy

Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.

News in brief

Tate & Lyle seeks polydextrose bowel health claim

UK-based Tate & Lyle has applied for a health claim for polydextrose and improved bowel function.

From spread to supplement: Raisio patents convenient plant stanol pill

Benecol owner Raisio has filed an international patent for a LDL cholesterol lowering plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester dietary supplement. 

Firm files health claim for probiotic and Herpes labialis recurrence

Italian dairy firm Granarolo Spa has applied for a health claim for a probiotic – prebiotic combination and the reduced recurrence of cold sores.

Revenues and gross profit up

Science in Sport reports €1.4m H1 loss as marketing spend rockets

UK nutrition firm Sciences in Sport made a €1.4m first-half loss before tax as a result of heavy marketing investment, but saw revenues rise 19% to €7.1m, the company announced.

Reig Jofre to lead ‘anti-TB supplement’ push in Europe

Spanish nutraceutical maker Reig Jofre will take on the European marketing of a nutritional supplement claimed have anti-tuberculosis effects, under a new deal with creator Manremyc.


Reports: Chinese formula company snaps up Swisse in A$1.5bn deal

Australian vitamins and supplements manufacturer Swisse has reportedly been bought by Hong Kong-listed infant formula maker Biostime.

Myprotein gains BRC accreditation, plans expansion

UK-based sports nutrition specialist Myprotein has secured BRC accreditation for its products, as it steps up its international expansion plans to add four new markets by the end of the...

‘Crowdfunding Jedi’ takes on Soylent with Ambronite, the ‘world's first organic drinkable supermeal’

Food is fun, says the self-described ‘serial optimist’ and ‘crowdfunding Jedi’ behind 500-calorie vegan ‘drinkable supermeal’ Ambronite. But not every eating occasion can be an epic, Mediterranean-style gathering fueled by...

Hearthside buys health bar maker VSI in €108m deal

US firm Hearthside Food Solutions will buy Dutch healthy bar producer VSI for a reported €108.5m, along with a new US factory for production of VSI’s products.

DSM reshuffle spells 1000+ job losses

Nutrition giant DSM has outlined organisational adjustments that will see 900-1100 jobs lost – half of which will be in the Netherlands.

DSM files patent for ‘snail fever’ fighting omega-6

DSM has filed an international patent for a product it says could prevent or treat the parasitic condition schistosomiais.

'No further' takeover talks with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods: a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has had "no further communication" with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods since it rejected the takeover bid tabled by the pair.

Will novel konjac-combo weight loss ingredient hit EU market?

US nutraceutical supplier InovoBiologic has applied for EU novel food approval for its proprietary mix of konjac, sodium alginate and xanthan gum for weight loss.

‘The consumer has come a long way from vitamins and minerals’ HFactor launches hydrogen-rich water

Savvy consumers now look well beyond classic nutritional attributes such as vitamins and minerals, and are thirsty for functional beverages, says hydrogen-rich water HFactor.

Nestlé beats H1 sales growth target, but sees profits slip

Better-than-expected first-half sales growth has allowed the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé, to confirm its 2015 outlook despite poor exchange rates leading to decreased profits.

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