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32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from...

Danes launch high-dose Nordic berry

Danish firm Asiros is using its extraction processes to bring the Nordic redcurrant (Ribes Rubrum) to market at high doses.

Commission clears Solina acquisition

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of French ingredient supplier Solina by private investment company Ardian.

‘Europe needs innovation’: Kerry

Irish dairy giant Kerry has called for more innovation in the dairy sector, saying Europe needs it more than ever to counter a flat macroeconomic environment and dropping milk prices.


Unraveling the cocoa code: Barry Callebaut discovers undetected polyphenols as it develops ‘cocoa atlas’

Barry Callebaut has found previously undiscovered cocoa polyphenols as it works with Bremen-based Jacobs University to crack the commodity’s molecular code.

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Danish probiotics major signs JV in Korea

Biocare Copenhagen, a Danish probiotics company, will enter the Korean market through a partnership with local health food manufacturer and distributor Health Balance.

Eye health supplements may contain undeclared meso-zeaxanthin, say researchers. Nothing to see here, says supplier

Commercial lutein and zeaxanthin supplements for eye health may contain undeclared meso-zeaxathin, say researchers from Ireland, which may challenge a long-held hypothesis in the eye health sector.

Winclove eyes 'ear, nose & throat' with probiotic purchase

Dutch firm Winclove Probiotics is extending into ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatment with the purchase of 10 probiotic strains.

Naturex CEO: “There is already quite an interesting list of first contacts.”

Naturex takes Barry Callebaut cocoa flavanols to the supplements aisles

Swiss Chocolate titan Barry Callebaut has handed the job of taking EU heart health claim winning cocoa flavanols to the supplements sector to French herbals leader Naturex.

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Mérieux NutriSciences sets sights on combatting olive oil fraud

Mérieux NutriSciences has developed a method to help fight against olive oil adulteration.

Special edition: Inflammation

Are we set to see an increase in demand for anti-inflammatory formulations?

Healthy aging and increasing coverage by the mainstream media could help drive demand for products addressing inflammation over the next few years, say experts.

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Glanbia buys US protein bar maker for €200m

Irish dairy and ingredients giant Ganbia is acquiring Californian protein bar specialist thinkThin for $217m (€200m), as it boosts its bar presence.

Oatvita makes big satiety and prebiotic claims, but can it back them?

Claimed health benefits that include increased satiety and balancing of intestinal flora are only partly supported by European Commission regulations, suppliers of the oat-based ingredient say.

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Probiotic's new applications to enter EMEA territories

Glanbia Nutritionals is setting its sights on EMEA countries with a probiotic for bakery and protein shakes.

AstaReal launches direct to consumer supplements to expand astaxanthin market, applications

AstaReal Group has launched two direct to consumer astaxanthin supplements under its Astavita brand name.  The supplements feature raw material from the company’s newly expanded Moses Lake, WA production facility....

Symrise reports record growth and profits, confirms full year outlook

Symrise said strong demand in all regions has significantly boosted earnings, as it reported a 29% rise in sales for the first nine months of 2015.

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KD Pharma gets IFOS raw material certification

German omega-3 player KD Pharma has achieved 5-star ratings in the IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) certification of its KD-Pür line of omega-3 concentrates.

Exclusive interview: Simon Coveney, Irish Food & Agriculture Minister

Irish government sticks to milk mining guns as prices plunge

Seven years ago the Irish government backed a collaborative industry-academic milk mining project to add value to the country’s dairy sector. Some have questioned why commercially usable research results have...

Nutress and Azelis link in Benelux algae supply deal

A distribution partnership between Dutch firm Nutress and Azelis aims to increase supply of algae food products across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux).

DSM eyes brands, private label; will cut 100 nutrition jobs

DSM will cut 100 nutrition jobs as part of efficiency plans on top of the 900-1100 job losses elsewhere already announced as it set out goals that include greater interest in brands and...

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KD Pharma omega-3 wins sustainability backing

German omega-3 player KD Pharma has received sustainable fishery certification from industry watchdog Friend of the Sea (FOS).

Strong nutrition volume growth 'taking up the slack' from lower vitamin E prices for DSM: analyst

The markets are reacting positively to DSM’s third quarter 2015 results as they show the underlying business, particularly nutrition, is performing well, says an analyst. 

Use our botanical and we’ll pay for the health claim, Spanish firm promises

Spanish botanical firm Monteloeder has promised to invest €600,000 in helping its clients launch products containing its MetabolAid if it wins a €2m EU innovation grant.

First Milk’s £25M pre-tax loss ‘not acceptable’

First Milk suffered pre-tax losses of £25M in the year to March 31 2015 as the farmer-owned co-operative struggled to cope with the dairy crisis.

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Protein could give products for endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods Ingredients

A new fast absorbing protein from Arla Foods Ingredients could help crack open the endurance sports sector, which has significant potential for growth but until now has been largely dominated...

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