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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...

VITAFOODS 2017

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.

VITAFOODS 2017

Indulgence meets functionality: Glanbia Nutritionals introduces range of snacks

Caramel bars, chocolate shakes and popping candy were among the indulgent supplement delivery forms showcased by Glanbia Nutritionals at last week’s Vitafoods.

News in brief

IADSA extends international reach with Turkish and Colombian members

The International Alliance of Dietary / Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has expanded its global representation with the addition of two new member associations from Turkey and Colombia.

Sage advice: Epigenetics-based cognitive health supplement set for APAC launch

A botanical cognitive health product designed by a spin-off from the University of Oxford will launch across Asia Pacific with the backing of an innovation development company.

Unsafe levels of arsenic found in baby food products, research finds

Almost three-quarters of infant and baby foods containing rice exceed safe levels of arsenic defined by EU law.

Blackmores' profits slump again with hopes now pinned on new Vietnam and China strategies

Blackmores is continuing to suffer from a slump in Australian sales to ‘daigou’ buyers, with overall net profits dropping by 42.8% year-on-year, according to figures for the first nine months...

Asia sales slide at Mead Johnson but CEO insists China business ‘remains on track’

Infant nutrition firm Mead Johnson, which is in the process of being taken over by Reckitt Benckiser, saw sales in its core Asia markets tumble in the first quarter.

Dragons Den event for nutrition industry a "win-win" for all concerned

DSM has dubbed its forthcoming Innovation Partnering Conference a "win-win" for itself and nutrition entrepreneurs as it looks to unearth the rising stars of fermented foods and bio-preservation....

EU low-cal diet industry "could fold" if rules rubber stamped, warns trade body

New rules on low calorie diets could wipe out manufacturers and distributors of weight loss programmes in Europe, according to an industry trade body which is urging regulators to seek...

Kyowa Hakko launches new amino acid blend, revamps quality message

Kyowa Hakko has launched a new amino acid blend called Setria Performance Blend to capitalize on the growth of the sports nutrition sector.  The launch also coincides with a new...

Brew your vitamins: Startup VitaCup delivers vitamin-fortified coffee for Keurig system

As both the dietary supplement industry and consumers are well aware, taking one’s dietary supplements is a daily routine people are prone to forget. A cup of joe, on the...

Reckitt’s baby food firm takeover ‘progressing well’

Reckitt Benckiser’s £14.3bn takeover of baby food manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition is expected to be completed by the end of September.

FBIF 2017

TCM heritage and modern innovation: Firm secures sales success through supplement and functional food expansion

Harnessing the heritage of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern supplement and functional food trends can help Chinese companies boost growth at home and across Asia – providing it is backed...

Weight loss brew? Fibre-rich tea and coffee aiming for European success

The UK and France are early target markets for new tea and coffee concepts containing soluble pea fibre, says founder.

Delivery Formats: Will consumers sip their supplements?

At this year’s Natural Products Expo West, Trace Minerals Research launched a line of supplement straws. The company isn’t the first to play with this concept, but it certainly is...

‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500)...

Elwood Richard: September 17, 1931 – April 7, 2017

Industry pays tribute to NOW founder Elwood Richard

Tributes are flowing in for the late Elwood Richard, founder of natural products industry leader NOW Foods, for his significant impact on the health food channel through the decades. Elwood passed...

Nutrition firms nurturing new technology, survey finds

An agile approach to digital innovation is a mind-set increasingly being adopted by nutritional companies looking to gain an advantage in a competitive market.

Blackmores chairman makes $10m 'no strings' donation to fund supplements research

Vitamin boss Marcus Blackmore has given $10m to the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NCIM) at Western Sydney University in a 'no strings' donation to undertake research into complementary medicine.

Battle Oats earns first major high street listing with Holland and Barrett

Battle Oats flapjacks will be distributed through 300 Holland and Barret stores across the UK and Ireland by the end of the month.

GRMA launches website ahead of releasing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has launched www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the ANSI standards development process, with its GMP standard for supplements expected soon.

Canadian firm to launch cannabidiol nutraceutical in UK

A functional food containing cannabidiol and hemp seed oil has been launched in the UK by Canadian hemp seed product manufacturer, HempCo, under the brand name PlanetHemp.

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