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SPECIAL EDITION: 25 YEARS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Delayed reactions and industry in-jokes: The psychology of functional foods

According to Euromonitor International, fortified or functional food and drink sales jumped by 25% between 2008 and 2013 to reach $267.6bn (€249bn). But what does this industry term really mean...

What did we learn from Décathlon’s carb claim success?

The approval of a health claim on carbohydrates and muscle function has shown that a successful dossier does not have to contain proprietary data.

One protein quality method needed in law, says dairy

A study comparing two methods of measuring protein quality has highlighted the need for one to be chosen and made EU law, says dairy player Volac.

40% Brits want calcium and vitamin D enriched products

There is substantial interest in calcium- and vitamin D- enriched products for improved bone health in the UK. But young people still don’t see the importance, says Canadean....

EU companies must get ready for ‘bio-piracy’ law now

Global and EU regulation aims to stop companies using indigenous bio knowledge and material to make profits without filtering any of the benefits back.

Muscle-building supplements linked to testicular cancer risk

An association between muscle-building supplements and testicular cancer is stronger for young men and long periods of use - with a 177% increased risk for those who mix supplements, warn scientists....

ESSNA kicks out Protein World as compliance campaign cranked up

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has kicked out Protein World just one week after the UK retailer was busted by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

Dispatches from Food Vision, Cannes

‘What I already drink – but better!’ What can functional beverages offer consumers?

Consumers are keen to learn more about beverage ingredients, which is good news for the functional drink category, suggest beverage entrepreneurs. 

Shifting demands: Where will the growth in healthy foods come from?

With an ever increasing consumer demand for healthier food products, many within the industry are asking where the growth in healthy foods will come from.

Protein powders added to UK’s ‘basket of goods’

Protein powders have been added to the UK’s ‘basket of goods’ – a list of staple products and services used to calculate UK inflation.  

Cardiologists put forward energy drink limits for adolescents, following heart health fears

Researchers say the rapid rise in energy drink consumption among adolescents has ‘serious implications’ for cardiac health, as they compile recommendations for consumption limits in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

April 8, 14:00 CET: Experts debate hot issues in NutraIngredients omega-3 forum

Omega-3 hits €25bn but can it keep growing?

Are omega-3 fisheries really under threat? How many functional foods have cracked omega-3 blockbuster status? How is the sector recovering from the ‘Brasky effect’? How are developing markets developing? How...

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...

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Coffee polyphenol may improve gut health: Study

Coffee polyphenol chlorogenic acids (CGA) could serve as a prebiotic to improve gut health, say researchers.

Not just for hippies: Hemp's rising superfood status

Bursting with nutrients and boasting an impressive growth rate, the future of hemp seed is bright– but what’s the best way for manufacturers to cash in on a product that...

What do we know about caffeine and Alzheimer's?

It is ‘imperative’ more research is conducted on the potential benefits of caffeine in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists.

Energy drink TV adverts are placed on channels that appeal to teens: US study

US energy drink manufacturers primarily advertise on television channels that appeal to adolescents, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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).