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SiS revenues up 30% on online & international growth for UK-based sports nutrition player

E-commerce and international expansion helped boost Science in Sport’s 2016 sales by 30%, as the firm signs a new British Cycling sponsorship deal and announces stricter banned substances testing in...

Cry baby: Infant tears reveal nutrient deficiencies

Tears have been suggested as a reliable indicator of health as researchers have found the nutrient profile of this biofluid to be similar to blood, which may enhance the speed...

Algae omega-3 & plant sterols seek EU approval

Canadian and Chinese suppliers have applied for algae omega-3 and plant sterol approval under ‘substantial equivalence’ EU novel food rules.

Sell-up: Analysts predict more gloom for infant formula firm Bellamy’s as shares slump continues

Replacing CEO Laura McBain hasn’t seen the end of financial turmoil at Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s with shares continuing to slide amid gloomy forecasts from analysts.

DuPont announces €57m European dairy investment

DuPont Nutrition & Health is to invest $60 million (€57m) in expanding dairy culture production sites in France and Germany.

Danone-Nutricia RCT backs ‘toddler milk’ for improved iron & vitamin D status

Daily consumption of fortified toddler milk helps to improve the nutritional status of children and can reduce deficiencies in iron and vitamin D, a new randomised trial has found.

Probiotic fermented milk may ease GI distress: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.

TIC Gums introduces new yogurt application

TIC Gums has developed Dairyblend YG OG 6, an organic, non-GMO hydrocolloid system for use in indulgent yogurt applications.

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional...

Peek into PROBIOTA 2017: BERLIN, FEBRUARY 1-3

‘Enhanced probiotics’ pave the way in tackling malnutrition

‘Smart’ gut bacteria that can improve the fermentation process? Super-efficient microorganisms that can turn empty calories into complete nutritional food?

ICL introducing protein-enriched yogurt system

ICL Food Specialties is introducing a new solution for protein-enriched yogurt.

News in brief

Danone fails in prebiotic infant microbiome patent challenge

French dairy and probiotics giant Danone has failed to shut down an infant microbiome-focused prebiotic composition patent, after a European Patent Office (EPO) ruling.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

‘We want to enable countries to look after their own children’

UNICEF goes local with RUTF products in war against malnutrition

Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)...

Irish researchers say green pastures mean better dairy products

Irish scientists say there is evidence that pasture-fed cows do produce better products.

BioGaia expands in Japan with new probiotics deals

Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia has signed two major deals in Japan with Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Inc. 

Alt-protein: Movement answers the call for more protein choice

With worldwide demand for protein set to reach new heights, what protein alternatives are robust and innovative enough to satisfy consumer appetite?  

Wessanen strengthens position in Spanish organic market with Biogran takeover

Wessanen has consolidated its position in Europe's sustainable, organic food market with the acquisition of Spanish firm Biogran. Does this mean the Dutch firm itself is looking increasingly attractive to...

Top tweets from HiE 2016: Day 3

There might be some sore heads after last night's show floor shenanigans, but Health ingredients Europe (HiE) isn't over yet with debates on category blurring and personalised nutrition. Here are our...

Probiotics boost athletes’ immune system defenses: Study

Taking daily probiotics may help boost immune systems of training athletes and reduce their risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), a study has found.

Iodine ignorance: Irish researchers call for public health campaign

Only one third of Irish women understand the importance of iodine in pregnancy, say researchers calling for a public health campaign. 

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

'In five years this will be routine': Map My Gut start-up offers personalised microbiome advice

Giving personalised gut health advice will be routine medical practice in five years, predicts the researcher behind the new start-up Map My Gut and big gut data projects British Gut...

Novel fungi antioxidant l-ergothioneine is safe: EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said l-ergothioneine is safe for use in food and supplements in a novel food evaluation that settles EU member state fears it may...

UK law seeks to close infant & follow-on formula ‘loopholes’

A UK bill seeking to close infant and follow-on formula regulation ‘loopholes’ has been unanimously endorsed by Parliament’s House of Commons.