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Yakult Danone plans India expansion as probiotics awareness grows

Yakult Danone India is to increase manufacturing capacity at its Sonepat facility to meet rising demand for its probiotic drinks.

Nestlé Health Science links with Enterome for new microbiome partnership

A joint venture between microbiome-focused Enterome and Nestlé Health Science will focus on the discovery and commercialisation of innovative diagnostics for a variety of microbiome-related diseases.

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer....

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Lonza completes Capsugel acquisition for $5.5 billion

Switzerland’s Lonza has completed the acquisition of Capsugel S.A. from KKR after receiving all the required regulatory approvals.

Amway rolls-out e-commerce and artificial intelligence platforms in the Philippines

A new e-commerce platform and artificial intelligence (AI) have been identified as two of the key factors behind Amway’s hopes of achieving 15% of its sales online in the Philippines...

Rising expectations: Health and nutrition drive ‘strong’ Q3 for Chr Hansen

Probiotic and natural colours player Chr Hansen reported a 10% growth in organic revenue in the first nine months, leading the company to slightly raise full year expectations.

Personalised nutrition player DayTwo gains €10.6 million investment

Microbiome app developer DayTwo has secured €12 million (€10.6m) investment from Seventure Partners’ Health for Life Capital fund, as part of a series A round of fundraising.

MIT spin-off gets closer to launch of 3D printed supplements

Multiply Labs, a spin-off company from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is gearing up for the launch of its 3D printed personalized supplements.

Amway unveils new distribution centre in major Thai market

Amway has opened a new distribution centre in Thailand – one the direct selling giant’s top 10 global markets.

Lonza’s $5.5bn Capsugel takeover cleared by regulators

Lonza expects to complete its $5.5bn (€5.2bn) takeover of Capsugel SA in the next few days having secured approval from competition authorities around the world.

Prinova expands global manufacturing with acquisition of Lycored's premix business

Food ingredients giant Prinova is accelerating its global expansion strategy with the acquition of Lycored's premix business. Lycored, in turn, will expedite its move toward concentration in its carotenoid and...

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FMC to sell omega-3 business to Pelagia

The Epax omega-3 business is being sold by FMC Corporation to Pelagia AS. 

Dosage and delivery shine in a generic sports nutrition market

Improvements in delivery formats and dosage forms has been a hallmark of the sports nutrition space for a number of years now as demands of an athlete require food to be...

Industry calls for EU sport food clarification to shore up safety concerns

A quartet of sports food industry associations are calling for clearer product labelling and clarification for the safe use of sport and nutrition products within the European Union.

Blackmores Asia MD appointed first international member of China Association for Quality Inspection

Blackmores’ standing in China has received a boost after its Asia MD, Peter Osborne, was appointed vice chairman of the China Association for Quality Inspection’s (CAQI) advisory committee.

NutraIngredients-Asia launches China newsletter

NutraIngredients-Asia.com  has launched a China newsletter to provide news and insights about the nutrition, health and dietary supplements industry in both Chinese and English.

Morinaga eyes South East Asia growth with probiotics and blood pressure product

Morinaga has revealed plans to target the South East Asia market to boost sales of its functional ingredients such as its Bifidus BB536 probiotic strain.

What is a probiotic? IPA releases guidance document on qualifying probiotics

The definition of probiotic varies by region, and an increasing number of products potentially mislabeled as “probiotic”. In response, the International Probiotics Association has released a guidance document.

Blackmores Australia boss: Educating consumers and commercial partners critical to boosting domestic fortunes

A commitment to consumer-focused research, educating partners in the sales chain, and investing in naturopaths appears to have helped cement Blackmores’ domestic standing despite a much-publicised slowdown in sales.

New Zealand natural ingredients to be ‘fast-tracked’ to international launch

A new collaboration between ingredient supplier Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market.

Evolve BioSystems completes series B financing to fund commercialization of products

California-based microbiome company Evolve BioSystems has completed a $20 million Series B financing to fund the commercialization of its initial products.

Does a high-fibre claim on premium ice cream still sound indulgent? Absolutely, says Koupe

Dutch start-up Koupe's high-fibre, high-protein ice cream is more than just a 'healthy' product, says its founder, who aims to compete with premium brands Häagen-Dazs and Magnum.

Coconuts for cognitive health: Chicago-based VitaMind launches liquid multivitamin for the brain

A neurosurgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago always wanted to create a multivitamin for brain health. This year, his dream became a reality with the soft launch of...

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Responsible fishing: Sustainably sourcing the marine’s treasure trove

A growing demand for fully traceable sea-based products has placed the spotlight on the marine supply chain, encouraging retailers and manufacturers to further disclose their sourcing methods.

Australian probiotics outfit Evolution Health experiencing Chinese boom

Steady demand for Australian health products has prompted Melbourne-based probiotics specialist Evolution Health to invest heavily in China, with the firm now eyeing greater global expansion.