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Chr Hansen delivers 'encouraging' Q3 results

Chr Hansen has turned in ‘an encouraging performance’ for Q3 2015 with revenues rising 9% for the first nine months in 2014/2015.

“Our aim with this cooperation is to get food products made with ‘algility’ microalgae into consumers’ hands faster.”

Roquette boosts algae project with beverage partner

French supplier Roquette has inked a deal with a food and beverage innovator it met at the SIAL food industry trade show last year to develop products for its nascent...

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Spanish supplier wins GMP certification

Spanish supplier Biosearch Life has won GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) approval from local authorities for its botanical line of nutrients.

Partnerships and increased capacity will help us ride the protein wave: Cosucra

Cosucra will look to form new partnerships with suppliers of ‘complimentary ingredients’ and companies that can help to deliver better taste and functionality to its ingredients, as it looks to...

Save the date: NutraIngredients Awards set to return to Geneva in 2016

After a hugely successful inaugural awards ceremony and industry celebration in 2015, the NutraIngredients Awards are set to return to Geneva on May 11th 2016. Put it in your diary now!

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m

Israeli ingredients firm Frutarom has acquired New Zealand-based fruit ingredients company Taura Natural Ingredients Holding Ltd for about US$70m, the company has said.

Focus on sports nutrition

Glanbia Nutritionals launched several endurance-boosting and high-protein products at last month’s Vitafoods Europe show in Geneva.

Post Protein World fallout: Dymatize and Direct Food Ingredients come under ESSNA wing

Companies Dymatize and Direct Food Ingredients have joined the trade group European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). 

Novel aquatic plant offers sustainable protein potential

Eco-friendly, inexpensive and nutritious – Hinoman claims its high-tech agriculture platform will provide a year-round supply of a proprietary plant-based protein.

Texas storms disrupt Qualitas algal production: ‘It’s a setback but we’re still in a unique position,’ says CEO

Recent heavy storms and flooding in Texas have impacted the algae production facility of Qualitas Health, but the company has already implemented an ‘emergency action plan’ and expects to be operating...

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Enzymotec wins krill EU novel foods approval

Israeli supplier Enzymotec has secured European Union novel foods approval for its K-Real krill form in an expanded selection of food and drink categories.

Kaneka loses CoQ10 infringement case; ordered to pay €80,000

Global CoQ10 leader Kaneka has lost a longrunning patent infringement case against French and Chinese suppliers and ordered to pay €80,000 in damages by a French appeals court.

Flavour delivery particle can cut sugar by half – and is cheaper than sugar

A proprietary carrier particle can reduce sugar content and calories by more than 50%  – without a loss in sweetness or a rise in costs, says Israeli company DouxMatok.

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Norwegian krill player appoints new chief

Matts Johansen has been appointed CEO of krill major Aker BioMarine with a mandate to “to continue to develop one of Norway's most exciting biotechnology companies into a solid and predictable...

Whiter than white? EU rejecting ‘unbleached’ yellow konjac

Europe needs to be educated on ‘unbleached’ yellow konjac, says Indonesian supplier with sulphur safety concerns.

Israeli start-up has novel approach for grasshopper shakes

Israeli insect start-up, Steak TzarTzar, aims to target the Western sports nutrition market with its grasshopper protein powder - competitively priced thanks to grasshopper sales in Africa.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Blackmores, the leading supplement brand in Australia, has taken the unusual step of sending a company representative on a two week-long trip to verify the sustainability practices of Aker BioMarine,...

Special edition: Innovations in better-for-you confectionery

'Big guys' could explore low-glycemic sweetener for chocolate, says Beneo

Ingredients supplier Beneo says obesity concerns may convince mainstream chocolate makers to swap sucrose for low-glycemic and tooth friendly sugar isomaltulose.

Special edition: Innovations in better-for-you confectionery

'Superfood' chlorella has detox potential in chewing gum and gummies, says Roquette

Ingredients supplier Roquette has developed 'detoxifying' chewing gum and gummy bears containing microalgae chlorella.

Study adds proanthocyanidins, vitamin E to Lycoberry's already verified high levels of lycopene

A new study looking at the autumn olive berry (AOB) - branded by a promoter as Lycoberry - has confirmed the rich assortment of proanthocyanidins and alpha- and gamma- tocopherols...

IPA says manufacturing process, not 'contamination,' accounts for traces of gluten researchers found in probiotics

A recent study that found traces of gluten in probiotic supplements has provoked a measured response from the International Probiotic Association. IPA executive director George Paraskevakos noted that only one...

Bakery sets out on satiating mission with new products

Five new weight management concepts from DuPont Nutrition and Health focus on the bakery sector, including breads, cakes and cereal bars.

'Stay active in old age' - dairy targets the elderly

Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to a rise in elderly consumers in Europe by launching its Nutrilac Ageless whey protein and calcium ingredient, to boost protein content in yogurts and...

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Gee Lawson becomes exclusive distributor for SourceOne Partners in Europe

UK-based Gee Lawson has inked a deal with Chicago supplier SourceOne Partners to distribute the Illinois firm’s ingredients in European nations.

Novozymes promotes enzymes for ‘gentle’ omega-3 processing

Danish enzymes specialist Novozymes is seeing growth in its nascent omega-3 business that is utilising its core enzyme specialisation in a relatively new area.

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