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Magic move? Tesco targets wintery Brits with vitamin D mushrooms

Tesco has launched vitamin D2-enriched mushrooms in the UK, a move that could help Britons deficient in the nutrient, dieticians say.

Pedon pulse pasta rides Europe's protein wave

Dutch consumers' first impression of Pedon's red lentil pasta may have been lacklustre but the Italian pulse processor is unworried as it rides Europe's triple trend wave for healthy protein, flavoured pasta...

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to...

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Nestlé Health Science founding chief retires after 40 years

Luis Cantarell, who headed up €500m+ food-pharma crossover research centre Nestlé Health Science when it launched in 2010, is retiring after 40 years at the Swiss food giant.

Entrepreneurs spy ‘root’ into sports & energy drink space

The first production of a new ginger-based sports energy drink is currently underway, after raising over £6,500 (€7515) in pre-orders through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

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100% juice products to expand beyond fruit base drinks to vegetables, exotic plants and coconut

100% juice products are capturing the imagination of consumers and driving growth, which will see expansion beyond traditional fruit base drinks to include vegetables, exotic plants and coconut, according to...

New EHPM chair promises botanicals progress at ‘crucial point for our industry’

EHPM, the Brussels-based group representing smaller firms in the EU supplements space has elected a new chair, Michel Horn, who has promised action in the limboed botanicals sector with regard...

Vitamin drink slugs double digit growth (without claims)

The EU should “quicken its step” and raise the upper limit of stevia that is permitted in soft drinks, says VitHit’s founder, Gary Lavin, whilst dismissing health claims as “unnecessary” when marketing a vitamin...

Slimming food companies welcome EU law changes

Forza Industries and trade association Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) voice their support for new EU legislation that has clarified the use of weight loss claims on meal replacement products.

Sirco seeks fresh blood with EU claim-backed juice

Whether “ahead of its time” or just very niche, blood flow beverage brand Sirco is seeking to attract a broader consumer base, with the launch of of two new ‘easy to drink’ products....

Liverpool FC recruits bespoke sports nutrition player; vegans score

Science in Sport (SiS) is Liverpool Football Club’s new official sports nutrition provider, with an emphasis on customised solutions to the giant club’s players.

False claims risk undermining the Asia market for heart health products

Global and local players in Asia’s heart health sector are adopting radically different strategies – but dubious health claims from some of the latter threaten to undermine the market, according...

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

OMEGAWATER uses encapsulation technology to deliver omega-3s in liquid form

OMEGAWATER, a health water product enhanced with omega 3s and eight vitamins, is planning to launch a line of beverage products across the UK.

Saliva test strips help consumers, athletes optimize NO levels

Berkeley Test has firmed up the IP surrounding its nitric oxide testing method with the grant of a US patent. The test, which has already been used by athletes and...

Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

Sales at Chinese infant nutrition firm Biostime dropped by 14% in the first half of 2016 to RMB1.46bn (US$220m), with the Biostime brand – which accounts for 86% of the...

‘We want to be the top superfood company in Poland’: Chlorella start-up

Polish start-up Purella Food is on a mission to popularise chlorella and it's arming itself with a vast portfolio of ‘superfood’ products for the battle.

UK supplements firm eyes high street after capital injection

UK supplements firm Natural Nutrients has bagged a €145k investment from Northstar Ventures to develop its natural and ‘friendly’ brand and expand its product lines and retail distribution.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 2016 half year results

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group based in Ireland, has announced its results for the six months ending July 2, 2016.

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Herbalife gets green light to expand China operations

Herbalife has won approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to operate in three additional provinces in the country.

Abbott recalls infant nutrition product following diarrhoea complaints

Abbott Nutrition has recalled medical infant nutrition products shipped to nine countries after it was found they “may not have received sufficient sterilisation”.  

DuPont reports first positive sales numbers in several quarters

DuPont reported higher earnings on improved margins even as sales figures were hurt by foreign currency headwinds as a planned merger with Dow Chemical Co moves forward.

Solid global, flat European growth for Danone in first half of 2016

Can Actimel revamp inject life into Danone’s flat European sales?

Danone has recorded negative overall sales figures in Europe for the first half of 2016. But the company hopes investment in the relaunch of its Activia and Actimel brands will...

Ice cream makers locked in cold war over health claims

Complaints over health claims by 'healthy' ice cream makers descends into a war of words, as rivals Oppo, Taywell and Perfect World trade claims and insults over their products.

Coca-Cola turns to baobab in new low calorie soft drink brand

Coca-Cola has launched a soft drink which counts baobab extract among its ingredients: a beverage that could be rolled out globally in the future.