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Korean player Daesang moves on EU omega-3 market

Korean food giant Daeseng wants to enter the EU omega-3 market and has applied for novel foods approval for an algae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Childhood microbiome shows distinct & functional differences to adult gut

The gut microbiome of pre-adolescents has distinct differences to the adult microbiome, says a new study from Texas that may enhance the development and efficacy of childhood microbiome interventions.

Rimfrost says new concentrated krill oil ingredient injects innovation into stagnant category

Norwegian krill oil supplier Rimfrost AS says it is seeking to further differentiate krill oil from fish oil with the launch of a new ingredient concentrated for phospholipid content.

DSM wins sustainability award for Scottish vitamin facility

DSM has been recognised for its enviro-friendly vitamin C facility in Scotland after implementing a 4-year plan at the plant that is the last in the western world producing vitamin...

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NutraIngredients Awards return bigger and better in 2016

After a successful launch at Vitafoods in Geneva in May, the independent NutraIngredients Awards return in 2016 with more awards and even better representation of the genuine diversity of the...

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EC launches EU health claims ‘fitness check’; nutrient profiles and botanicals targeted

The European Commission has launched a ‘fitness check/roadmap’ with a special focus on the EU’s botanical health claims imbroglio and the nutrient profile of foods able to bear health claims....

Over 1/3 of fish oil fisheries poorly managed: Report

Over one third or 3.5 million tonnes of fish stocks destined for fish oil supplements are ‘poorly managed’, a sustainability report of 24 fisheries has found. 

Capsugel expands veggie DRcaps line to make capsules suitable for liquid-fill needs

Global capsule leader Capsugel has extended its line of vegetarian capsule offerings with a technology that makes its DRcaps line suitable for liquid fill applications.

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22.

Selenium may help fight pre-cancer cervical condition

Long-term consumption of selenium supplements may help reverse the progression of the ‘pre-cancer’ condition cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN1), say researchers in Iran.

Turning rice waste into protein

The EU-funded project BIORICE has discovered how to turn starch production waste into protein supplements.

Hershey fortified peanut butter project feeds Ghanaian stomachs and economy

Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.

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German contract manufacturer invests €9m as ingredients business booms

€400m+ German contract manufacturer SternMaid is investing €9m in a stand-alone powder blending facility for “filling small or retail packs of food ingredients and food supplements”. Mostly these would be “cans and tubs.”...

Evidence of iron-fortified flour reducing anaemia is limited: Review

Evidence of the effectiveness of flour fortification for reducing the prevalence of anaemia is limited but reduction of low ferritin shows promise, according to a review of 13 national programmes.

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European fermentation firms unite

French yeast and cultures specialist Lesaffre has taken a majority share in Italian fermentation biotech firm Gnosis.

Multi-ingredient formula shows good results in Mild Cognitive Impairment test

A multi-ingredient formula previously studied for cognitive effects has additional evidence to bolster its efficacy in cases of mild cognitive impairment with the results of a recent study. Participants in...

Study shows natto enzyme helps break down blood clots, benefits blood flow

Japan Bio Science Laboratory, a company that has been developing a nattokinase ingredient, has released research results bolstering the ingredient’s effects at combating the formation of abnormal blood clots and...

EFSA's big data: Huge cross-border study on choline intakes in EU

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has used its vast consumption database to look at average EU choline intakes for the first time.

New lutein and zeaxanthin forms launched

Ingredient giants DSM and Kemin have debuted forms of lutein and zeaxanthin for use in tablets and soft gels via their partnership on the eye health carotenoids.

Reserveage Organics founder credits Gelita with firming up science supporting beauty-from-within

Reserveage Organics, a company built first upon the benefits of the antioxidants found in wine grapes, is expanding rapidly into the beauty-from-within category, which founder Naomi Whittel says is finally...


Open book: The future of probiotic marketing in Europe

‘Openness’ and ‘better dialogue’ between industry, scientists and regulators were themes of the day as the newly minted European chapter of the International Probiotics Association (IPA-Europe) launched itself with a...

Weight loss herbal blocked over testicle damage fear

The Norwegian food safety authority has warned against a weight loss product containing Garcinia cambogia, a plant ingredient than can cause serious damage to the testicles.

Long-awaited EU novel foods reform set for October 14 adoption; concerns remain

Unless there is a shock shift, a full sitting of the 751-seat European Parliament (EP) will soon pass significant reforms to the EU’s now ‘not fit for purpose’ novel foods...

EFSA report suggests sports food is normal food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a key opinion on sports foods, which some say backs the idea that sports food should be considered ‘normal’ not specialist.

From spread to supplement: Raisio patents convenient plant stanol pill

Benecol owner Raisio has filed an international patent for a LDL cholesterol lowering plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester dietary supplement. 

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