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Nutrition merger: Prinsen set to acquire Gustav Berning

Prinsen Food Group is set to buy Gustav Berning in a deal that will see the two merge to become one of the largest manufacturers of private label and branded...

Regular breakfasts help children meet key nutrient intake targets: Study

Children who regularly eat breakfast are more likely to meet recommended nutrient intake (RNI) and lower RNI levels of key nutrients, reports a study in British Journal of Nutrition.

Probiotics a possible treatment for jaundice in newborn babies: Chinese meta-analysis

Probiotic supplementation might be able to safely and effectively treat jaundice in babies, a Chinese systematic review and meta-analysis found, but researchers say better quality data is required.

Danone pressured to strengthen margins as activists strike

French dairy giant Danone has become the latest European target of activist investors, with New York hedge fund Corvex Management taking a €340m stake in the group.

Dietary fibre helps ‘good’ bacteria win battle of the microbiome

Feeding beneficial gut bacteria with fibre appears to help a signalling mechanism which limits the growth of harmful pathogens, according to a new study published in Science.

Resveratrol drives increased sales for Evolva as it 2018 stevia launch

Swiss-based biotech Evolva is looking to triple is sales in 2017 as the firm takes steps to transform from a research focus into a product-based company.

Potato bound polyphenols: A novel delivery method for gut health?

The ability of polyphenols to bind with different types of potato cells may provide a new means of delivering them to the gut, say researchers. 

You are what your grandparents ate

Inter-generational malnutrition: Grandparents diet and health also impact baby

Malnourishment during pregnancy could have an effect on the weight of future generations, says a new study. Meaning the health of our grandmothers could affect our own growth.

Tryptophan coupled with probiotics could help sooth gut inflammation: Mouse data

Combining the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri with the protein tryptophan could help promote greater ‘tolerance’ in immune cells in the gut, according to new animal data.

New ‘traditional use’ system could be source of new 13.1 claims

Change to novel foods rules may open door for raft of new fruits … and health claims

Simplification and centralisation of the European novel foods process means applications based on traditional use will soon be allowed – Resulting in shorter and cheaper routes to market, and the...

Vine leaves may improve cholesterol profile, study finds

Rats fed with vine leaf extract lowered their ‘bad’ cholesterol while raising beneficial cholesterol, according to a recent study published in Food Science and Human Wellness.

Olive oil by-product shows functional food potential

Adding an industrial by-product of olive oil dramatically improves the nutritional content of fish burgers, but an additional extraction process is needed to achieve satisfactory taste, say researchers.

EU project aims to improve extraction and cultivation of microalgae

A new €5m European project aims to make it cheaper and easier to enrich food, nutraceuticals and cosmetics with microalgae.

Molecular mechanisms: Could omega-3 metabolite offer hope in battle against age-related diseases?

A signalling molecule produced by the the omega-3 fatty acid DHA could be used to target age-related conditions and diseases including stroke and Alzheimer’s, new research suggests.

DuPont to sell existing alginates business

DuPont to divest alginates business as Commission clears FMC-DuPont deals

The European Commission (EC) has conditionally cleared a two-way deal acquisition between FMC and DuPont, based on promises that both companies will divest parts of their existing business.

From kefir to kvass: What's in store for Europe's fermented food trend?

From do-it-yourself kefir kits and lacto-fermented vegetable juices to kvass and spreadable cheese-style tempeh – what’s trending and what's next for the fermented food trend in Europe?

Maternal vitamin D may be vital to childhood development

Preventing vitamin D deficiencies in pregnant women might be important for ensuring normal development in children, say UK researchers.

Study opens possibility of using algae to manage inflammation via the microbiome

Algal solution: Could Spirulina modify the microbiome to protect against age-related damage?

Spirulina might help protect against age-related liver inflammation by modifying pathways in the microbiome, say researchers.

KKR signs deal to acquire majority stake in Nature's Bounty

Investment interest in the dietary supplement industry remains high, with the latest news being the sale of majority control of The Nature’s Bounty Co. to private equity firm KKR.

International probiotics experts and global firms to feature at first Probiota Asia summit

A world-class line up of international probiotics experts will feature at our first Probiota Asia summit, to be held in Singapore in October.

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WATCH: Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’

The probiotics sector is forecast to soar by 23% in China to 2020 and even greater long-term growth beckons if the industry unites to better educate consumers and regulators.

Asia's 'huge potential' could create an extra $20bn of omega-3 sales

Asia will fuel the growth of the omega-3 sector in the coming years, with the executive director of trade organisation GOED predicting the region could contribute an additional $20bn in...

Functional potential: Spanish team backs melanoidins as functional ingredients

Melanoidins are found in many thermally processed foods, but researchers in Spain say they could be better utilised as functional ingredients.

Russian billionaire buys Holland & Barrett for healthy €2.0bn

US private equity firm Carlyle sells Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer to investment fund controlled by Mikhail Fridman

What’s new for the European market of sports nutrition?

The sports and health nutrition industry is booming in Western Europe as more consumers look for a healthy lifestyle, according to market intelligence agencies.