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You’ve got fax: Monster mashed in EU trademark battle

Monster Energy Company has lost a trademark battle with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the wording ‘Green Beans’ following a three year argument over a lost fax.

Jake vitamincandy to focus on US & China under global expansion

Jake vitamincandy has opened a sales office in China and says the country and the US will be its focus for the next two years.

Women's well-being chocolate Nutricoa enters market with vitamin supplement alternative

Start-up Nutricoa aims to make vitamin supplementation more palatable with a range of fortified chocolates aimed at women.

Untapped seasonal prospects for protein chocolate, says Cocoa Plus

Protein-packed Easter eggs, chocolate Valentine’s hearts and advent calendars are previously unseen novelties that will resonate with health-conscious consumers, says UK startup Cocoa Plus.

Good Chocolate Company's heart health chocolate comes to UK and Denmark

The Good Chocolate Company is to introduce better-for-you chocolate brand Lavlé, containing Barry Callebaut’s Acticoa, to the UK and Denmark.

Fazer becomes 'significant player' in global oats with Frebaco acquisition

Finnish bakery and confectionery business Fazer Group has expanded its presence in the oats market with the acquisition of Swedish mill Frebaco.

Yakult sees net sales growth

Japanese dairy products company Yakult has released its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2016, and they show an increase in net sales of 5.9%.

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Acquisitions in the Mid-Atlantic: MORRE-Tec buys Vitacyclix

With the purchase, New jersey-based manufacturer MORRE-Tec adds more products and expertise in fortification ingredients such as vitamins A and D, among other things.

Nestlé prioritises low salt products and calls for reduction targets

Nestlé is preparing to adjust its global portfolio in a bid to help consumers eat significantly less salt – as well stay one step ahead of any forthcoming regulatory measures.

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Mars taps ‘mainstream’ trend with protein chocolate launches

Mars has introduced Snickers and Mars bars packed with protein after spotting a trend that it says has become “mainstream”.

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Lallemand takes over surface and ripening cultures business of DSM Food Specialties

Canadian company Lallemand, which develops and produces specialty cultures for food applications, has strengthened its position in dairy cultures with the acquisition of the surface and ripening cultures business from...

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Heler launches Eatlean protein cheese in UK

Independent UK cheesemaker Joseph Heler has this week launched a new high-protein cheese.

Frutarom launches NutraT antioxidants line for instant drinks

Israeli company Frutarom Health BU has introduced NutraT, an all-natural antioxidants line that will be launched at Vitafoods Europe, Geneva.

Pea protein isolate to debut at Vitafoods

A new pea protein isolate will be on show at Vitafoods Europe next week.

Coconut Cloud cracks the code with dairy-free, gluten-free creamer

The idea for Tundalaya’s newly launched Coconut Cloud, a minimally processed non-dairy creamer made from coconut milk powder, came from founder and CEO Kerry Carlson’s personal health journey.

Algae Life Sciences announces 239 FDA-allowed structure/function claims

The claims relate to the company’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin product, which is extracted from certified organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae.

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Liquid form of Fibersol soluble fiber can help solve no-cal mouthfeel issues

Fibersol-2L, a liquid version of the Fibersol line of corn-based fiber ingredients, has been launched by the partnership of Matsutani and Archer Daniels Midland to help solve some of the...

Coconut and kefir: Rhythm's fermented drinks

The ‘next generation’ of digestive health drinks? Rhythm tunes into consumer trends

Rhythm Health believes its coconut-based kefir beverages and snacks can be the ‘natural successor’ to the current drinks for digestive health on shelves, because its products also tap into consumer...

Raw foods on the rise as clean-label consumers crave more

From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list...

Over double safe niacin content in recalled MusclePharm supplement

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned against MusclePharm’s pre-workout Assault Hybrid supplements after it was found they contained over double the safe upper limit for niacin.

1000 Holland & Barrett franchise stores to open in India

Health and nutrition retailer Holland & Barrett has secured a £20m (€25.44m) deal with Indian hospital chain Apollo Hospitals, an agreement which will see 1000 franchise stores open across India...

Canadian gov backs 40 centime probiotics to reach 1m Africans; invests €1.25m

A 40-centime probiotic powder sachet project that is permitting people to make 100 litres of nutrient-rich probiotic yoghurt or milk is boosting infant and child nutrition across sub-Saharan Africa, and...

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Stepping on the gas: Drive Gum enters Autogrill and BP in Spain amid international push

Sugar-free caffeinated chewing gum brand Drive Gum has its sights on the US and Russia after expanding distribution in Spain through deals with Autogrill and BP.

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Berry drink shows skin benefits

A polyphenol-rich red and black currant berry drink has shown significant anti-wrinkle and skin smoothing benefits in a 12-week French study.

EQUInom gains funding for process that may bring 'healthier' breakfast cereals

Start-up EQUInom has secured financing for a seed breeding program that it says might help food businesses cheaply and efficiently develop products such as more nutritious breakfast cereal.