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Omega-3 supply shifts: The case for marine agriculture

Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution...

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

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.

13 categories open for entries to nutrition innovators. #NIAwards17

NutraIngredients Awards 2017: Deadline is 3 February

The NutraIngredients Awards are back in 2017 in Geneva at Vitafoods Europe with new categories to reward real progress and innovation in the global world of nutrition.

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.

Inaccurate vitamin D labelling a worry for infant-targeted supplements & foods

Fortified foods and supplements designed for infants could have significantly less – or more – actual vitamin D than the amounts labelled, however most products do fall within acceptable EU...

French group: Vitamin D-linked infant death not a supplement issue; Health Minister agrees

The French food supplements trade group Synadiet has clarified that the Uvestérol D vitamin D product linked to an infant death before Christmas was a prescription-only medicine and not available...

RCT finds omega-3s can reduce childhood asthma rates

Taking a high-dose supplement of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids while pregnant could help prevent asthma in children, new trial data has suggested.

Nutritionally ‘aggressive’ feeding strategy boosts premature baby health

An 'aggressive' approach to boost protein, vitamins, electrolytes and calcium can help development and growth of premature babies, researchers have found.

‘A call to arms’: Infant nutrition cereals failing to meet standards in low income countries

An analysis of more than 100 locally-manufactured premixed infant cereals from low and middle income countries, including Indonesia, China and Nepal, has revealed widespread variation in nutritional content, sparking concerns...

Aussie infant nutrition firm Bubs targets Asia growth after stock market flotation

Bubs, an Australian infant formula and nutrition firm, has launched on the Australian stock exchange after raising $5.15m in a share deal.

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.

2016’s top APAC regulation and policy stories revealed: Japan, China, India, Australia and South East Asia in the spotlight

Food and nutrition firms in APAC have to contend with a diverse and at times contradictory regulatory landscape across the region, with rules and laws being amended or introduced all...

How the fall of the Soviet Union changed the face of Antarctica's krill fishing

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. But while it may be isolated, it is far from insulated and use of its resources like krill has mirrored global political flares from...

Quality and science still strong for omega-3: GOED’s 2016 review

Overall 2016 has not been a bad year for the omega-3 industry, but it also has not been a strong year and therefore it still feels like we are having...

Strong social messages in branding keep malnutrition high on agenda

Functional tea company t plus drinks donates £0.10 (€0.12) from the sale of every box to the charity Vitamin Angels, which it hopes will help fight vitamin A deficiency. ...

‘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)...

Guest article

The power of portable nutrient testing

German tech company BioAnalyt explains how its portable testing kits are providing fast, affordable nutrient data that is crucial in the fight against global malnutrition.

The €3.3 trillion cost of malnutrition inaction

Economic impact assessments for malnutrition are helping present a “convincing argument” for nutrition investment, says a top economist from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....

News in brief

Distribution deals make Baltex ‘solid player’ in Norway

Baltex Health & Beauty Group has won the Nordic distribution rights for Bringwell’s Bio-Life range, which it says makes it a “solid player” Norway.

Nutrient nationalism: Belgium latest to set its own maximum levels

The Belgian government has set its own maximum levels for added nutrients in foods and supplements in a draft decree that sees yet more national divergence from the road to...

Probiotic shows post-treatment throat infection efficacy in children

Evidence for the BLIS K12 probiotic strain's role in oral health continues to build momentum as a study highlights its protective effects against multiple non-streptococcal infections even after its use was...

Infant nutrition research must focus on Asian needs: Prebiotic review

There is an urgent need for more research on infant nutrition that is centred on South East Asia, with the vast majority of published studies focusing on the western world,...

New supplier set to make waves on the bio-marine scene

Start-up Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) hopes to become a major new supplier of lipids, protein and calcium powders following an initial €15m investment in its plant.