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Six years on: European patent opens door for OmniActive’s Lutemax 2020

OmniActive Health Technologies has been granted a European patent for its meso-zeaxanthin-containing Lutemax 2020 carotenoid complex, a coup it hopes will bolster growth in Europe for the eye health ingredient. 

Krill players battle counterfeit material

New kid on the krill block OmegaVeritas has launched a verification method after tests showed mislabelled material on-market.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS Europe 2016

Large-scale plant cultivation could answer call for omega-3 sustainable source

The pursuit of alternative omega-3 fatty acid sources that are closer biologically to omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in fish oils remains a key industry challenge.

Cranberry players unite

Botanicals firm Diana Food has bought a Canadian start-up to expand its technology and footprint in cranberry and other fruits and pursue novel health domains.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS Europe 2016

Nutraveris showcases its online reference platform at Vitafoods

French consultancy Nutraveris was at Vitafoods to make available the latest version of its nutrient-health claim database that will better enable clients to source claims and nutrition research materials.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

Geneva convention: Vitamin K2 leaders meet to discuss quality & collaboration

Vitamin K2 leaders like NattoPharma and Kappa Bioscience met with others in the sector from India and east Asia in Geneva last week with the aim of developing a common...

Valensa offers herring roe/perilla oil omega-3 formulation

The omega-3 sector continues to ramify in the direction of more complicated formulas with the addition of a new offering from Valensa based on herring roe and perilla oil.

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Spanish omega-3 firm gets Friend of the Sea certification

Spanish biotech firm Biosearch has been granted Friend of the Sea (FOS) certification for its omega-3 products from European sardine, Peruvian anchovy and Yellowfin tuna.

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Kaneka reworks Ubiquinol CoQ10 amid counterfeit concerns

CoQ10 leader Kaneka has re-worked its Ubiquinol branded CoQ10 heart, immunity, skin and energy nutrient in response to it “increasingly being imitated by fake products of inferior quality.”

India

Arjuna Natural to launch amaranthus-based nitrate booster

Kerala-based extracts manufacturer Arjuna Natural will launch a new standardised nitrate sports nutrition ingredient this month that claims to help athletes work out harder for longer.

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Acquisitions in the Mid-Atlantic: MORRE-Tec buys Vitacyclix

With the purchase, New jersey-based manufacturer MORRE-Tec adds more products and expertise in fortification ingredients such as vitamins A and D, among other things.

Where East meets West: Highlights from FI Istanbul

FoodNavigator is at Food Ingredients Istanbul, scouting out the latest ingredient trends and developments in the region. Here are some that caught our eye.

Algae Life Sciences announces 239 FDA-allowed structure/function claims

The claims relate to the company’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin product, which is extracted from certified organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae.

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Liquid form of Fibersol soluble fiber can help solve no-cal mouthfeel issues

Fibersol-2L, a liquid version of the Fibersol line of corn-based fiber ingredients, has been launched by the partnership of Matsutani and Archer Daniels Midland to help solve some of the...

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

Probi makes medical moves with its largest distribution deal to date

Swedish probiotic supplier Probi has signed its largest distribution agreement to date in an 18-country deal with French pharmaceutical firm Ipsen.

Probiotic strains for dairy added by Probi

Probi has strengthened its functional food offer after acquiring a licence for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy, from fellow Swedish biotech company Probac.

Our stool frequency claim may not be sexy – but it adds credibility to empty slogans: BENEO

A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and...

Aker wins high-dose krill omega-3 approval in EU

Krill major Aker Biomarine has won EU approval for high-dose versions of its omega-3/phospholipid offering in food supplements across the 28 nations of European Union bloc.

special edition: gender-specific nutrition

How to take the sleaze out of libido supplements

The market for male libido supplements dwarfs that for women – but positioning products as healthy ageing supplements may help shake the sleaze from this niche segment, says one bawdy...

special edition: gender-specific nutrition

Supply eye: What gender-based nutrition means to the worlds’ biggest herbal player

We asked Naturex what gender-based nutrition means to the French botanicals giant.

Special edition: Omega-3s

Algal omega-3 suppliers say while growth may have lagged, future still bright

While market uptake has been slower than originally envisaged, the needs of vegetarian consumers and sustainability concerns surrounding marine sources will over time boost demand for algal forms of omega-3s,...

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 supply: Climate change could threaten global EPA & DHA supply

Rising ocean temperatures may reduce EPA and DHA production by phytoplankton, with the effects cascading through the world's ecosystems.

Bühler aims to 'close the global protein gap' with algae, insects and pulses

Swiss giant Bühler has backed a series of research and development (R&D) projects looking at insects, algae and pulses as alternative protein sources.

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Barentz backs water lentils for protein

Dutch ingredients player Barentz International has partnered with Floridian biotech start-up Parabel USA to globally distribute ‘water lentil’-derived protein.