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‘Incubator’ steps aside as Danish probiotic start-up seizes control

After a few years of rapid growth the part owners of nascent Danish probiotics specialist Biocare Copenhagen have bought out the private and public investors that birthed it in 2012...

Pre hypertension link to risk in young adults widens scope for grape seed extract, Polyphenolics says

High blood pressure has been called the silent killer, and a recent study indicates its effects may be more widespread than previously believed.  It creates a market opportunity for those...

We can pack ‘glass of milk’ level of calcium into chocolate, says Delavau

Nutritional ingredients supplier Delavau has utilized its fortification technology to enrich chocolate and compound coatings with calcium equivalent to levels in a glass of milk.

Firm automates ingredient discovery based on epigenetic activity

Finding new bioactive molecules has in the past been something of a treasure hunt that had developers combing records of traditional uses of botanicals for clues pointing the way to...

Performance nutrition boosts Glanbia plc’s financials

Glanbia’s Global Performance Nutrition (GPN) unit was the star performer as the nutritional ingredients and dairy firm reported increased H1 profits.

Olympic Seafood awarded MSC eco-label for krill fishery

Norwegian krill oil and fish supplier Olympic Seafood, have been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing.

Lehvoss to bolster European nutrition business with Gee Lawson acquisition

Lehvoss UK, a subsidiary of Hamburg-based Lehmann&Voss&Co, has acquired ingredient distributor Gee Lawson, as part of its strategy to become a European force in nutritional additives. ...

Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in Evolve BioSystems for newborn probiotics & prebiotics

Evolve BioSystems is receiving a $2 million investment from Tate & Lyle Ventures to support Evolve’s ongoing clinical activities and preparations for commercial launch of its novel probiotic and prebiotic...

Protein-packed breakfast prevents body fat gain in overweight teens

A high-protein breakfast could help prevent further gains in body fat and might also reduce calorie intakes and improve blood sugar management, according to research in overweight teenagers.

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Swiss herb player reaping benefits of eastern Europe expansion

Swiss botanicals player Frutarom is pushing hard into botanical medicines and supplements markets in the EU, with pharma-grade extracts produced at its recently acquired Slovenian facility.

FMC sells pectin division to Cargill, signals concern about omega-3s business

FMC Corporation has announced a restructuring of its pectin business in a deal with Cargill. This comes in the wake of disappointing overall earnings in the second quarter of 2015...

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UK ingredients player expands to US, questions Chinese quality

UK-based ingredients distributor Direct Food Ingredients has opened an office and warehouse in Los Angeles where it will focus its activities in nutraceuticals and sports nutrition and push its quality...

‘The US market is ready for stress management supplements’, says Lipogen CEO

Consumers are looking for natural products to manage stress, says the CEO of Lipogen as the company  

Cardax bolsters data set for synthetic astaxanthin, pushes forward market entry date

After a protracted period of development, Hawaii-based Cardax Inc. is nearing market phase for its forms of bioidentical astaxanthin.  The company’s proprietary molecules were first studied more than a decade...

Kerry Foods sales revenue falls by 6.4%

Kerry Foods has suffered losses as a result of heavy promotional activity caused by the major multiples in response to the growth of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.

New ‘superberry’ launched

A new ‘superberry’ known as blue honeysuckle is set to be launched in the UK by ingredients supplier CPM.

Q2: Sales up, profits down at DSM Nutritional Products

The food and nutrition ingredients division of Dutch giant DSM has seen sales rise 16% to €1.247bn (US$1.37bn) in Q2 but profits slipped 6% amid ongoing pricing challenges on some vitamins....

Sugar-free marzipan with added fiber: ‘It’s not all about sugar, sugar, sugar,’ says developer

Swedish ingredients firm Bayn Europe has packed dietary fibers into its marzipan sugar replacer to add a valuable health twist, its developer says.

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing two new players to the plant-based protein market

Two firms that generated a lot of buzz at the IFT show this year were Parabel and Hinoman, which are both selling brand new nutrient-packed ingredients from tiny aquatic plants....

UK supplier quadruples capacity as nutraceutical business booms

UK supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has moved into new facilities that take its pallet capacity from 2300 to more than 9000 as its nutraceutical business surges from its base...

‘EFSA failed in their evaluation…’

BASF launches stinging attack on EFSA

BASF says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to fulfil its health claim assessment remit after the Parma-based agency last month rejected  its CLA-weight management appeal.

Special Edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

Surviving the stomach takes center stage in world of probiotic innovation

Innovation in delivery modes has been a hallmark of the probiotic space for many years. That’s because researchers saw early on that to deliver on their benefits, probiotics had to...

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Reflex installs fifth Sesotec metal detection system

Reflex Nutrition has installed the latest of five Sesotec metal detection systems for its production lines. 

Stepan's lipid nutrition business stumbles

Stepan Co. had high hopes when it acquired a brace of branded lipid nutritional ingredients - Clarinol and Marinol - in 2011. But the company growth projections have been frustrated...

Special Edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

Fortified gel printed onto ready meals set for rapid global commercialization, says company

A new generation of restaurant quality ready meals targeting seniors is set for commercial launch this year, with a patented technology allowing fortified gels to be printed onto the food.

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