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NattoPharma debuts 'full-spectrum' form of vitamin K2 to mimic what's found in cheese

Norwegian company NattoPharma will debut a form of Vitamin K2 that includes more of the menaquinone forms found in natural fermented cheese.

EU offers funding for SMEs targeting elderly personalised nutrition

EU-baked project INCluSilver is launching financial aid vouchers for companies working on personalised nutrition for the elderly.

Frutarom launches ‘naturally delivered’ fruit-based supplements

Israeli company Frutarom Health BU is to make available its fruit-based range of supplements formulated to supply nutraceuticals via a new fruit-based delivery system.

NutraIngredients award winner launches new product development venture

The formation of a new company aims to ‘bring an external eye inside health and nutrition projects,’ with its founders looking to bring a new model of project management to...

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

UK firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

BASF teams up with InsideTracker for personalized nutrition & supplementation recommendations

BASF and Segterra have announced a collaboration for BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition and dietary supplementation recommendations and scientific support for Segterra’s InsideTracker.

Hooray for hydrolysates! Consumers rate protein type an upgrade over normal whey

Whey protein hydrolysates are superior to normal whey proteins for sports nutrition according to nearly two thirds of consumers, who cited improved muscle building and recovery amongst its purported benefits. ...

Unilever adds Pukka Herbs to portfolio as part of ethical product drive

Unilever has bought organic herbal tea business, Pukka Herbs tea in the latest addition to a stable of brands that reflect its commitment to ethical practices and meet consumer demand...

Tata and OptiBiotix seal deal for India prebiotic expansion

OptiBiotix Health has signed a scale-up and manufacturing deal with Tata Chemicals' Food and Nutrition division in India for its cholesterol-reducing prebiotic, LPGOS.

Beneo boss: “Sustainability is part of our DNA”

Sustainability has always underpinned the way Beneo does business from ingredient sourcing to investing in greener factories, according to its executive board member.

Flavour pairing with plant proteins: What’s best for your product?

Plant proteins such as hemp, brown rice and pea have complex taste profiles that work best with tailor-made flavours. But it's not always obvious that sulphur pairs well with strawberry...which...

WORLD FOOD SUMMIT 2017

Chr Hansen CEO: Fighting food waste is part of our business plan

Chr Hansen's bioprotective cultures are so effective at extending shelf life, the firm has set itself an ambitious target: to reduce global yoghurt waste by 2% before 2020, its CEO says.

Evolva to axe almost half its workforce in restructuring overhaul

Evolva will cut its workforce by 43% and spin off its Indian R&D laboratory to become a product-based company. "Technology will always be the backbone at Evolva but we've reached...

Enzymotec seeks to revitalize medical foods arm by buying supplement developer

Israeli lipids ingredients specialist Enzymotec has acquired an American supplement developer in a move to revitalize its stumbling medical foods subsidiary that has run into regulatory difficulties in the United...

DSM finishes sale of pharma assets to US firm

DSM has completed a major milestone in its restructuring into a smaller, more profitable and more focused company as it finalized the sale of its pharmaceutical manufacturing assets to US-based...

Aker shuts lone krill oil plant due to Houston flooding

Widespread flooding in Houston has caused Aker BioMarine to close its lone krill oil processing facility there as a precautionary measure, the company announced today.

Zivo nears algae finish line with new production development deals, debt resturcturing

Bringing algae-based dietary ingredients to market has proven to be more of an ultra-distance contest than a sprint, and Zivo Bioscience believes it has entered the bell lap.

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Cambridge Commodities named UK distributor for organic baobab powder

UK-based nutritional ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities is set to become the exclusive UK distributor of baobab powder Baobest.

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.

Sabinsa takes lead to establish Global Curcumin Association

Major curcuminoids supplier Sabinsa has taken a step it hopes will help protect the entire category by becoming the founding board member of the Global Curcumin Association.

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

The krill oil market has been transformed with the announcement today that Aker BioMarine has bought the bulk oil supply end of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources for $34 million USD.

Chinese supplier Layn to bring monk fruit to Europe

Chinese supplier Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients wants to be the first firm to sell monk fruit in Europe, and has submitted a request for a scientific opinion to the European Food Safety Authority...

DSM improves 2017 outlook as it ‘outpaces the market’

DSM saw a 42% increase in net profit in the first half of 2017 and has revised upwards its outlook for the rest of the year. “We are outpacing the...

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Royal DSM appoints new president of DSM Food Specialties

Royal DSM has appointed Patrick Niels to replace Ilona Haaijer as president of DMS Food Specialities from August 1.

Jet acquisition helps fuel Walmart's surge in online vitamin sales

Walmart, not Amazon, was the driver of a 20% increase in online vitamin sales in 2016, according to research firm TABS Analytics.