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Cocoa compound shows appetite-controlling potential

Epicatechin – compound found in cocoa – may reduce food intake, and subsequently help control appetite and weight management, says a new study.

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will in weeks finalise its guidance on so-called ‘protein spiking’ - the controversial practice of falsifying product protein content via nitrogen manipulation.

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

From teas enriched with medicines to programmable tea taps, the humble brew could see a dramatic evolution over the coming years, says Tetley. Even the concept of tea consumed as...

Energy drinks linked to cardiac events

A new study of a patient with cardiac arrhythmia and bloody vomit after drinking Monster energy drinks provides new evidence the high-caffeine beverages may cause cardiac problems.

Global health & wellness investment activity ahead of 2015

The food and nutrition space is vibrant and in rude health according to latest merger, acquisition and investment figures globally.

The internet of nutrition things: Samsung and Nestlé partner for research project

South Korean electronics multinational Samsung and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences are collaborating on a digital health platform that brings together the concept of the internet of things and...

Organic change: 100% of milk in Sweden to be vitamin D fortified

100% of milk on the Swedish market will be mandatorily fortified with vitamin D following an intervention by the European Commission.

Curcumin firm sets sights on European market with expansion and health claim plans

Indian curcumin supplier Arjuna has big plans for the European market, with a Brussels office opened this year, 'mental wellbeing' health claim plans in motion and production capacity increased by 200%.

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

Study suggests milk better than electrolyte drinks post exercise

A metered intake of milk after exercise and thermal dehydration restores whole-body net fluid balance better than carbohydrate–electrolyte sports drinks or water, according to an Irish study.

When is it best to introduce complementary feeding for infants? Commission asks EFSA

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to update its scientific opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding for infants.

Balancing the binges: We Are Tea ‘everyday good’ range taps into Millennial trends

We Are Tea is the latest functional tea brand to tap into the Millenial generation's search for products that offset eating indulgences, according to an analyst. 

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Game on: New conference spills sports nutrition beans beyond 2017

The multi-billion euro sports nutrition sector is changing faster than you can say ‘millennial buy-in’, but is your firm abreast of the game-changing shifts that matter most?

Abbott recalls infant nutrition product following diarrhoea complaints

Abbott Nutrition has recalled medical infant nutrition products shipped to nine countries after it was found they “may not have received sufficient sterilisation”.  

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Ketone esters boost endurance in elite athletes: Study

A ketone ester drink developed by an Oxford University start-up for the US Army has shown benefits to elite endurance athletes by unlocking “greater human metabolic potential.”

Solid global, flat European growth for Danone in first half of 2016

Can Actimel revamp inject life into Danone’s flat European sales?

Danone has recorded negative overall sales figures in Europe for the first half of 2016. But the company hopes investment in the relaunch of its Activia and Actimel brands will...

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310th probiotic claim rejection: EFSA throws out Probi claim for iron absorption

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded there is “insufficient” evidence to claim a probiotic can help boost iron absorption – but applicant Probi says it won’t take no for an...

UK report calls for ban on energy drink sales to under 16s

A report authored by UK public health lobby group Action on Sugar has called on the UK government to curb energy drink consumption among young people – listing a ban...

UK retailer files carb:protein ratio health claim

UK retailer Marks and Spencer has filed a health claim for a particular carbohydrate to protein ratio it says helps overweight individuals lose weight.

News in brief

What do YOU think about EFSA’s health claim guidance?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is asking for comments on its revised scientific and technical guidance for health claim applications.

Chia seed drinks tap into consumer movement ‘away from all things sugary’

Chia seed based drinks can disrupt the beverage market thanks to two key attributes: around 33% less sugar than fruit juice and an array of functional benefits, according to chia...

Ascendis eyes August completion of €170m Scitec deal

South African firm Ascendis Health is aiming to complete its acquisition of sports nutrition company Scitec International by the end of August, with CEO Karsten Wellner expecting strong growth even...

Fragmented Lactobacillus may slash body fat: RCT

Supplements containing a fragmented Lactobacillus amylovorus CP1563 may help cut body fat levels and trim waist sizes, says a new study from Japan.

Guest article

Fads in focus: Coconut oil – panacea or artery clogger?

There is barely a food or beverage category that has not been invaded by coconut in some shape or form, says Euromonitor International contributing analyst, Simone Baroke. But is the world...

Zhaolong Foods to produce China’s first gum with organic tea ingredient

Zhaolong Foods has secured the patent from Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) to manufacture China’s first gum with organic tea polyphenols.

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