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Special edition: Outsourcing

Collaborate or die: Inside a contract manufacturing giant

What does it take to be a successful contract manufacturer and solutions provider to the food supplements sector in an age where the sanctity of many business coalitions is being challenged by nimble...

Special edition: Outsourcing

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

News in brief

Unilever CFO Huët to step down

Unilever’s chief financial officer Jean-Marc Huët is to leave the company on October 1 and will be replaced by Graeme Pitkethly, executive vice president of Unilever’s business in the UK...

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Fortress metal detectors give product safety healthy boost at Nutrition Group

Nutrition Group has installed six Stealth Pharmaceutical metal detectors from Fortress Technology on its tablet pressing lines as part of a £2m programme of upgrades and expansion.

Dispatches from Vitafoods, Geneva

Vitafoods 2015: Browsing the beverages

Vitafoods Europe - a global nutraceutical event - and Finished Products Europe are in full swing in Geneva this week. And beverages are well represented.

Nestlé chews on Belgian botanical player’s bone

Belgian olive oil extract supplier BioActor has inked a deal with the world’s biggest food firm to develop products based on bone health benefits.

ASA gives Protein World 3 days to remove controversial ‘beach body’ campaign

Protein World has promised to remove its ‘beach body’ campaign in three days after a meeting yesterday with the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Clinical trial proves effectiveness of 'sleep promoting' night milk powder: Synlait

Synlait Milk has commercialised a "sleep promoting" milk powder, produced using milk collected from cows in the hours of darkness, following a clinical trial.

Protein World called into ASA office after beach bod fiasco

Protein World is to meet with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today to discuss its controversial beach body campaign which saw the firm receive bomb threats. 

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Ex-IPA chief takes business development role at US firm

Ex-International Probiotics Association (IPA) director general Ioannis Misopoulos has taken a business development role at Michigan-based probiotics manufacturer, Daily Body Restore.

32k sign petition to remove Protein World ‘beach body’ ads

Over 32,000 people have signed a petition to remove Protein World’s weight loss pill advertisements asking: ‘Are you beach body ready?’

Vitamin-enriched kids milk offers parents nutritional 'safeguard': Arla Foods

Arla Foods UK has launched a nutrient-enriched milk designed to ease the transition from breast milk and infant formula to fresh cow's milk. 

Arla, DMK whey processing joint venture ArNoCo reaches 100% capacity

Arla Foods' 50/50 German whey processing joint venture with Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK), ArNoCo, has reached optimum capacity. 

Spice up your game? Indena bets on curcumin for sports

Botanical firm Indena will be pushing its curcumin ingredient for use in sports nutrition products.

Holland & Barrett hits Belgium and Holland

NBTY Europe is re-branding its retail chains Essenza and De Tuinen as Holland & Barrett stores.

US web retailer pumps EU distribution as gym community swells

US site Bodybuilding.com has opened its first UK distribution centre to better cater to its customer base in Europe - part of a community that includes 25 million unique visitors...

Nestlé files patent for cocoa extract allergy treatment

Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.

AFI: 'This is a complement to breast feeding, not a replacement'

Arla's plans to fight malnutrition come under fire

As Danish dairy giant Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) announces plans to combat malnutrition in Ethiopia by selling ingredients for milk formula, campaigners warn that companies may be profiting from hunger by...

Sports supplements hit for six in BBC contamination investigation

Banned steroids and stimulants have been found in muscle building and fat burning sports supplements in the UK, a BBC documentary broadcast this week has found.

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy establish Chinese infant formula JV

Friesland Huishan Dairy - FrieslandCampina's newly established Chinese infant formula joint venture - will introduce a new brand in China "in the near future."

Nutress inks Germanic distribution deal for algae offering

Dutch algae company Nutress has signed its first distribution deal for Germany, Austria and Switzerland with German company Harke Pharma.

From the lab to real-world application: Scientific insights are vital to innovation

Consumer-centric innovation must be coupled with real-world scientific insights that explain how to best deliver nutrition to those that need it, says Lucozade’s senior sports scientist.

New enzyme could save cash for maltose syrup producers, says company

A new enzyme launched by biotech company Novozymes can optimise operations and reduce processing costs for maltose syrups producers, the company said.

GSK: "We spent two years developing this product and as yet are not sure why this is happening.”

Glaxo withdraws MaxiNutrition creatine milk over choking concerns

In-bottle creatine crystallisation is behind a full UK recall of GlaxoSmithKline-owned MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk products over choking concerns. GSK implemented the recall after customer complaints a spokesperson told us today.

Akuō founder: Innovation is just technical novelty unless consumers see value

Creating a successful new soft drink has more to do with connecting with consumers than its taste or nutritional profile, says co-founder of Akuō – Drink to Think Lukas von Grebmer.