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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. 

Tate & Lyle trading update suggests firm are ‘in line’ with outlook

UK-based food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle said trading performance in the first half of the year was in line with expectations, and that guidance for the full year remains unchanged....

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.

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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.”...

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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.


pH stable culture will 'revolutionize' yogurt production, says Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen has developed a yogurt culture it claims will "revolutionize" production and significantly reduce ingredient costs.

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.

‘Palatinose is an innovative solution meant to provide new concepts,’ says Beneo

Beneo’s isomaltulose ingredient is winning over endurance athletes with its steady carbohydrate energy supply, but what next for the ingredient, and what about reports of GI discomfort?

Peptan collagen shows skin health benefits from within

Oral supplementation with collagen peptides may boost skin hydration by almost 30%, according to data from two double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials on Asian and Caucasian women with different skin types.

FMC set for Danish innovation centre boost

FMC Corporation will open a new European Innovation Center in Denmark next year,  creating a hub for its technical and material experts to improve product development.

DuPont blends soy, casein and whey in beverage to ‘challenge industry standards’

DuPont Nutrition and Health is "challenging the norms" of the dairy industry with a concept that blends soy, whey and milk proteins.

DSM stays in leader zone of Dow Jones sustainability index

DSM has been named as one of its sector’s leaders in environmental prudence in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, but the company says it sees such lists as a...

Aker’s chief scientist: Let’s stop talking about bioavailability & focus on what happens to omega-3s in the body

Studies investigating the bioavailability of EPA and DHA from different oil forms are a waste of time, says Aker BioMarine’s chief scientist. A real effort must be put into researching...

Synergy gets the cheesecake out for new protein flavour range

Synergy Flavours has launched a new flavour range for protein and weight loss supplements, designed to work with more protein types, and satisfy consumer demand for more variety.

Leatherhead acquired by Science Group for £1.6M

Leatherhead Food Research has been bought out of administration by the Science Group for £1.6M in a move that will rid the organisation of its legacy pension deficit, the buyer...

New Zealand

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant in December. Campbell Berry-Kilgour, sales director of Seadragon, who hopes the facility will fill a definite...

Supersonic spray will transform bioavailability, says BASF

BASF is developing extra-soluble nanoparticles for better drug delivery using faster-than-sound technology.

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French prebiotic supplier expands operations

French prebiotic nutrition and feed specialist Group Solactis has set up an R&D centre near Paris to research its primary nutrient, galactofructose (lactulose), and others.

Kaneka gains EU novel food extension for liquorice extract

Japanese supplier Kaneka has secured an extension for the Novel Food status of its liquorice extract Glavonoid, which is now approved for use in medical foods and energy-restricted diets.

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One-size-does-not-fit-all: India, China, Japan still rule but rest of Asia rising for BASF

German ingredients giant BASF is expanding its Asian footprint one gentle step at a time, with Food Ingredients-Asia stand footfall affirming ever-more dynamic food markets in Thailand and other Asia-Pacific...

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Chinese ingredients player opens Dutch office

20-year-old Chinese distributor Shanghai Freemen has opened an office in The Hague in the Netherlands as its European business expands.

ENI licenses patent for vegetarian glucosamine process: We will be offering pricing advantages, says CEO

ENI (Ethical Naturals Inc.) has signed a license agreement with ALS (Arkion Life Sciences) for the patents that employ a microbial fermentation process to produce N-acetyl glucosamine and glucosamine.

AstaReal announces plan to further expand US astaxanthin facility as finished product brand hits market

Astaxanthin manufacturer AstaReal has announced plans to further expand its production facility in Washington State and has followed other producers of the carotenoid into the direct-to-consumer finished products market.

Arla's protein-rich cake formula takes advantage of snackification trend

Arla Foods Ingredients is showcasing a new high-protein ingredient for cake mixes that the company hopes can take advantage of the 'snackification' trend.

Botanicals giant refines fruit & veg extracts range for food supplements

French botanicals leader Naturex has emphasised its ambition to be the “world leader in the specialty fruit & vegetable category” by launching an extract range targeting food supplements including gummies....

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