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Williams and Warburton case shows sports nutrition brands must do more to reduce the ‘spectre’ of doping; Cambridge issues statement

UK sports nutrition brand Science Fitness has challenged firms to ramp up quality control (QC) measures to reduce the risk of sector-wide implication in doping cases via contamination.

Gold medal Olympian talks supplement contamination and doping scandals

We need to work towards the point where there is no excuse for positive drug tests in professional sports, says Darren Campbell, the English gold medal Olympian and co-founder of nutrition firm...

PATENT WATCH

Mars functional beverage capsule patent application hints at new single-serve trend?

Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.

News in brief

Biosearch Life registers patent for cholesterol-regulating probiotics

Spanish firm Biosearch Life targets ‘unexplored’ applications with its patent application for probiotic strains it says could help control hypercholesterolemia.

Beauty and that beast of a beverage market…Bella Berry targets UK launch

London-based startup Bella Berry tells BeverageDaily.com that it is negotiating with buyers with a view to launching the UK’s first mass market collagen-based ‘beauty drink’ by spring 2015.

Fertility food supplement targets older couples

An Israeli firm has debuted ‘his, her’s and theirs’ food supplements aimed at boosting the fertility of ageing couples who want children - the chances of pregnancy drop to as...

Nestlé puts €18m on table for epigenetics research

Nestlé is to contribute 22m Swiss francs (€18.31m) to a 6-year multinational epigenetics research partnership.

“We are optimistic about a successful outcome.”

Danish industry and academia unite on ‘live’ probiotic project

Innovation Fund Denmark is backing local probiotic firm Bifodan in a bioavailability-boosting project using encapsulation methods.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

Hong Kong is the world’s fastest growing market for infant formula, followed by mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Indonesia, latest Euromonitor research shows.

Medical nutrition division still has 'role to play': Danone

After months of speculation, French dairy giant Danone has announced it does not plan to sell its medical nutrition business.

Healthy quinoa bars in Bristol NHS Trust vending trial

A healthy quinoa bar concept developed by a team of final year culinary arts management students has picked up the award in the ‘culinary product development challenge’, run by the...

Dr Zak’s flexes beyond bread with high-protein bagels and flatbreads

Functional food specialist Dr Zak’s has developed a high-protein bagel and has flatbreads in development as it looks to stretch its offering in a niche market, its managing director says....

Comment

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future success depends on much more than the science behind them.

Axim to build Dutch facility for cannabinoid-based chewing gum drug

A company developing a pharmaceutical chewing gum containing cannabinoids extracted from marijuana has announced plans to build a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.

Capsugel sees increase in Licaps demand as product manufacturers seek ‘best solutions for challenging ingredients’

Challenging ingredients like krill oil and fish oil are driving demand for Capsugel’s Licaps liquid-filled hard capsule technology, says the company, as Healthy Directions becomes the latest manufacturer to use...

L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

High-protein cookies definitely hold mass market appeal, says Lenny & Larry’s

High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.

Danone completes €180m Irish infant nutrition expansion

French dairy giant Danone has completed a €180m (US$224m) four-year expansion of its Irish infant formula production capabilities.  

Special edition: functional foods

Pill fatigue is driving innovation in space between functional foods and supplements, experts say

Is pill fatigue just a marketing ploy? No, say many experts in the field.  It’s a real phenomenon and it’s driving both dosage form innovation and the movement of bioactives...

Fresenius tightlipped on joint bid for Danone medical nutrition business

Fresenius is staying tightlipped on reports it and Permira, a European private equity firm, have teamed up in an attempt to acquire Danone's medical nutrition business. 

“This is a good move for Raisio. They are the correct parent of this niche brand.”

Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m

“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today,...

Danone quiet on medical nutrition business IPO reports

Danone has declined to comment on reports it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in its medical nutrition business.

Soapbox - Guest viewpoint

Maintaining standards as market demands natural medicine discounts

Through the gradual process of rationalisation, corporatisation and sophistication, the world’s supplements manufacturers are now bringing an unprecedented level of competitiveness to the industry.

Coca-Cola Hellenic keen to take Monster Energy to ‘big markets’ like Russia

Coca-Cola Hellenic’s CEO says the firm is keen to take Monster Energy into new markets, as its lackluster performance in developed markets led by Italy hit summer soda sales. ...

Dairy Crest dairies sale welcomed by analysts

Dairy Crest’s £80M sale of its diaries to Müller UK & Ireland Group has drawn praise from City analysts.

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