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Venture capitalists eye Vitafoods for nutrition start-up buys

Nutrition Capital Network (NPN) will return to Vitafoods in Geneva in May with a fresh mission to connect innovative SMEs with potneital investors like DSM, Seventure and Tate & Lyle Ventures....

Naturex responds to market demand with non GMO certification of extracts

French-based botanical ingredients supplier Naturex is adjusting to meet future market conditions in the US by certifying seven of its most popular ingredients non GMO.

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America, the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled to uphold certain claims of...

Omega-3 rich Inca Inchi oil wins Friend of the Earth backing

French supplier Polaris has received Friend of the Earth (FoE) certification for Peruvian Inca Inchi oil (Plukenetia volúbilis linneo) that is a source of omega-3 and omega-6 oils.

45 new jobs at BHJ Ingredients following merger

BHJ Ingredients has created 45 new innovation roles after merging with two US sister companies to form Essentia Protein Solutions, its coo Asger Jacobsen has revealed.

Newly available oilseed species features 'game changing' SDA content

A new, more efficient form of plant-based omega-3s is coming to market in the form of Ahiflower, the branded name of a special strain of an oilseed species that has...

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First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

Vertical integration positions Marine Ingredients to reap benefits of omega-3s turnaround

Marine Ingredients is poised to reap the benefits of the expected rebound in the market for omega-3s with the opening of a new extraction facility in Alaska and the integration...

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Silliker will rebrand to Mérieux NutriSciences

Silliker Inc. is rebranding to Mérieux NutriSciences with the process ongoing throughout the year.

Mussels for muscles: Green lipped mussel extract may ease muscle damage during exercise

Extracts from New Zealand green lipped mussels may reduce muscle soreness and fatigue after exercise and reduce markers of muscle damage, says a new study.

Special Edition: Powered up and packing nutritional punch

DSM: Just because a product is ‘natural’ doesn’t mean it is nutrient rich

Consumers may be interested in natural products but fortification remains vital given nutrient shortfalls in the US, says DSM.

GNC to start selling in UK and Ireland

US-based nutrition company GNC has announced it will expand business to the UK and Ireland selling own-brand products.

New flavours for omega-3 aimed at children and pregnant women

Croda has added two new flavours to its omega-3 syrup range that are easier to swallow than capsules for pregnant women and children.

Horphag builds science before launching French oak wood extract to select clients

Horphag, the company behind the Pycnogenol brand of French Maritime Pine bark extracts, has launched a new ingredient, this time based on French oak wood that it is branding Robuvit.

Algae newcomer says it is using low-risk, proven fermentation approach to bring EPA-only oil to market

The increased concern about the sustainability of omega-3s supply has given a powerful push to the development of alternative sources, now giving rise to yet another algae supplier. This one...

Ingredion targets flexitarians with high-protein pulse flours

Pulse flours could provide a plant-based protein boost for baked goods, snacks and pasta – tapping into growing demand for non-animal-derived protein, says Ingredion.

Giant confronting omega-3, vitamin E challenges

DSM nutrition profits dip 7% in 2014

Pricing and sector market challenges, currency fluctuations and some stiff economic headwinds have contributed to 2014 full-year EBITDA profits sliding 7% for the world’s biggest nutrient player, DSM.

Weak omega-3s demand a blemish on FMC's nutritional sector revenues

FMC Corporation reported revenues in its health and nutrition sector of $828 million for its 2014 fiscal year.  Soft omega-3 demand for the year was a blemish on an otherwise...

French omega-3 player wins sustainability certification

French supplier Olvea has had its Friend of the Sea (FOS) sustainable fish oil sourcing certification renewed after passing fresh inspections from the fisheries and ingredients-funded body.

French oligosaccharide specialist wins €5m VC funding

French pea starch player Olygose has won a €5m cash injection from three venture capitalists (VC) as the firm seeks to build markets outside western Europe, with the US and...

Pea protein supplements match whey for muscle thickness gains: Roquette study

Supplementation with pea protein may produce the same bicep muscle thickness improvements as whey protein, suggests a new study from Roquette and the University of Burgundy in France.

High omega-3 linseed flour enables bakery health claims, says developer

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has developed a linseed-based flour omega-3 levels that enables blood cholesterol health claims to be made on the end product.

Chr. Hansen maintains full-year outlook after ‘solid’ Q1

Strong growth in health and nutrition, coupled with increasing demand for cultures and enzymes in Europe and the Americas has led Chr. Hansen to a ‘solid’ performance in Q1, says...

Evolva and Cargill partner on new fermentation-derived ingredients project

Swiss firm Evolva Holding and Cargill have signed an agreement to co-develop a “sustainable, customisable, and cost-effective fermentation production process” to produce new food and beverage ingredients.

Media investment means US probiotic growth outpacing EU

US probiotic market growth has been bolstered by big media investment, something yet to be seen in the EU, according to the Swedish firm Probi which just secured its largest...

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