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Belgian court rules against 'misleading' Alpro soy product

Alpro’s use of the term ‘yoghurt variant’ for its soy- and plant-based products is misleading and must be removed, a Belgian court has ruled.

Will you get more polyphenols from blueberry-grape juice or a smoothie?

Greater research into the impact of food matrixes on the bioavailability of polyphenols is needed, say researchers comparing grape and blueberry juice to smoothie.

Study rules out aspartame sensitivity

A double-blind study has found no evidence of aspartame sensitivity, reported by half of its participants.

Which protein can help weight loss but keep muscle?

Greater energy from whey protein means greater loss of fat but retention of muscle while dieting, according to research that looked at different protein sources. 

UK budget largely positive, says food and drink industry

The drop in corporation tax, promise of increased investment funding and support for British farmers in the 2015 UK budget were largely supported by British food and drink manufacturers.

Special edition: Beauty from within

Nutricosmetics: ‘US market holds great potential but a few challenges must be overcome’, say suppliers

New product launches containing collagen – the majority with a “beauty from within” positioning – have grown an eye-watering 250% in just four years, with Japan offering plenty of delivery...

News in brief

1,600 jobs boost with €200M Glanbia plan

Glanbia Ingredients has pumped more than €200M into its dairy processing capabilities across Ireland in preparation for the abolition of milk quotas at the end of this month (March).

Special edition: Beauty from within

The science of nutricosmetics: ‘Not all collagen ingredients are created equal’

Collagen ingredients are driving much of the growth in the global nutricosmetics market, which is predicted to reach US$7.4bn by 2020, but how much science is there to substantiate the...

Academics challenge research that links diet soda to bigger waistlines

Academics have questioned a recent study that has attempted to establish a link between an increase in waistlines and the intake of diet soft drinks.

Spread protein throughout the day for muscle gain and weight loss: Nestlé study

Balancing protein intake throughout the day - rather than having the bulk as part of an evening meal - helped participants in a study to boost muscle gain by nearly 20%...

Special edition: Joy in juice and smoothies

'A surprisingly good taste': Tropicana files patent to tackle aftertaste in calcium fortified juice

PepsiCo brand Tropicana has developed a method that blends calcium sources to overcome aftertaste issues in fortified juices. 

Last year was a breakthrough year for stevia, says PureCircle

Market demand for stevia last year increased PureCircle’s half-year sales by 24%, the company has said.

Polish national survey data

Heart scares may inspire higher antioxidant, polyphenol and flavonoid intakes: Study

When faced with cardiovascular disease, Polish men and women modify their diets to increase their intakes of antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids, according to a national health survey.

EU food commodity imports linked to illegal deforestation

The European Union is a major consumer of food commodities sourced from illegally deforested land, according to a new report from Brussels-based NGO Fern.

Agave prebiotic significantly increases some faecal friendly bacteria, say researchers

The prebiotic agave fructan significantly increases the faecal count of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli compared to maltodextrin, according to research backed by industry.

Navigate or search -- how do consumers shop for groceries online?

Online grocery shoppers tend to prefer navigating to product pages rather than searching for specific products, according to a study funded by the European Research Council.

News in brief

First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

‘Energy drinks are not for children!’ says Danish campaign

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) is to begin a campaign to stop parents and schools giving energy drinks to children at birthday parties and after sport. ...

Health benefit of sugary drinks tax is ‘a strong claim’, says academic

The Children’s Food Campaign claims a 20p tax on sugary drinks could have major positive impact on health but academics and industry say evidence is lacking.

Irish agri firm Aurivo buys UK sports nutrition player

The Irish agri-business Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired London-based sports nutrition company My Goodness Ltd in an attempt to gain access to the protein drinks market.

What will EFSA’s caffeine opinion mean for product formulation?

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) safe upper limit for caffeine could mean a de facto ban for 80% of UK males, whose average weight would take them over the...

5 days until EU caffeine crunch time

Stakeholders win 5 minutes to state final caffeine case

Last week the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave six stakeholders five minutes each to present their thoughts on its draft risk assessment on caffeine, which stated 400 mg of...

Dutch player enters busy Chlorella vulgaris market

Unique cultivation methods and upcoming innovative applications help Nutress stand out in the bustling Chlorella vulgaris market, says the Dutch company.

Tropical energy. A new kind of category blurring?

Both Red Bull and Lucozade Sport have launched tropical flavours of their sport and energy drinks – something Mintel says is another example of these sectors trying to slurp soft...

Companies must not ‘switch off’ to good R&D, says Nestlé chief

Great innovations require a long-term roadmap and commitment from the industry in order to succeed, says Nestlé’s head of global R&D.

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