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VITAFOODS 2017

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Long considered a staple food in the Far East, seaweed and algae may finally be making gains in Europe with consumers eager to sample a nutritionally superior food with strong...

Evolve BioSystems: We’re facing a ‘generational loss’ of critical gut bacteria in infants

Research into the gut microbiome suggests that the ‘generational loss’ of a specific variety of beneficial bacteria - B. infantis - in the infant gut could increase the risk for a...

Taiyo introduces sweet-tasting dietary fibres

Combining sweetness with fibre, is the aim of Taiyo’s new varieties of Sunfiber, an all-natural range of soluble dietary fibres which can also be used as a sweetener.

VITAFOODS 2017

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Curcumin and omega-3 filled gummy bears and chews were on offer from Israeli children's supplement specialists, Anlit, at Vitafoods this year.

Indena’s DNA authentication program raises the bar for quality and traceability

With a unique herbarium, a new “DNA Tested” seal, and exclusive access to “breakthrough” handheld genomic technology for botanical ID testing, Indena is “giving a pragmatic solution to the industry”,...

Mazza Innovation: ‘We want to change the way bioactives are extracted’

Mazza Innovation is gaining increasing attention in dietary supplement circles, with its technology offering an environmentally friendly, solvent-free way of extracting compounds like polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates.

Algatech aiming for multiple new algae-derived ingredient launches over next few years

Israel’s Algatechnologies is targeting a Q3 launch for a new algae-derived ingredient, with more launches to follow in 2018, the company’s director of marketing and sales told NutraIngredients-USA.

VITAFOODS 2017

“Frutarom in a cup”: Firm showcases functional drink solutions as acquisition integration begins

Frutarom launched a range of functional beverages at Vitafoods in Geneva last week, as it looks to integrate newly acquired businesses into its product portfolio.

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Focus and decision-making: The next big thing in sports nutrition?

The importance of mental strength in addition to physical strength is gaining increasing appreciation in sports nutrition, and key players are building the science around cognitive health in response to...

Polyphenol-rich extracts may improve physical performance during exercise: RCT

A polyphenol-rich combination of extracts from grape, pomegranate and green tea may boost power and performance during high-intensity, says a new study.

Indena and Hyris partner on portable genomic identification of botanicals

Italian botanical ingredient supplier Indena has agreed a strategic cooperation agreement with UK-based biotech Hyris for developing new methods for the genomic identification of botanical species.

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Algalif gains novel food status for astaxanthin ingredient

Icelandic microalgae player Algalif says it has received novel food certification from the European Commission for its astaxanthin product.

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Evolva pens European distribution agreements Veri-te resveratrol

Swiss-based biotech Evolva has agreed new two-year distribution deals with Breko and Natural for its Veri-te brand of resveratrol, the firm said.

New opportunities: Rimfrost plans new vessel as krill demand increases

Norwegian krill player Rimfrost says new opportunities and an increased demand are driving plans for a new higher capacity harvest vessel.

High fibre pasta set to 'revolutionise' ready meals

Healthier, high-fibre pasta is the newest 'reinvented carbohydrate' with potential for EFSA-backed health claims, says Ulrick & Short.

‘Very strong’ Q1 for DSM

First-quarter profits were up by 13% for DSM, as nutrition continued to drive ‘very strong’ results for the Netherlands-based ingredients giant.

'New generation' bilberry extract to compete on price and quality

A 'new generation' of bilberry extract is being launched with a focus on eye health and sports nutrition, say those behind the launch.

Glanbia's patent-pending powder process removes need for lecithin in drinks

Glanbia has developed BevEdge, a patent-pending technology that allows manufacturers to remove lecithin from protein powders and beverages, cleaning up the ingredient list and removing a potential allergen.

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Food and drink drives ‘good start’ for Novozymes

Enzymes and food biotechnology giant Novozymes saw a 3% growth in sales in the first quarter of 2017, driven by strong performances in Food & Beverages and Bioenergy.

VITAFOODS 2017 PREVIEW

Sustainable and water dispersible plant sterol launches in EU

A new water-dispersible and palm-free plant sterol could save manufacturers time and money in production, says Lipofoods ahead of the new ingredients launch.

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Improved nutrition profits help Lonza to ‘outstanding’ Q1

Strong first-quarter growth for pharmaceutical and speciality ingredients player Lonza will pave the way for higher-than-expected sales growth in 2017, said the firm as it upgraded its full-year outlook.

DuPont health & nutrition president on mega mergers, start-up successes and new product launch plans

Despite its recent mega mergers and billion-dollar business deals, DuPont is still very much focussed on collaborating with start-ups. “Not everything has to be invented in our labs,” its nutrition...

Aker ends ITC case against Olympic, but district court patent infringement suit to continue

Aker BioMarine has pulled the plug on its patent infringement suit that was being pursued before the International Trade Commission.  But the company is still suing a Norwegian competitor and...

Naturex looks for partners to develop natural colours and preservatives

Botanical extract supplier Naturex is looking for partners – both technical and commercial – to work together to develop natural solutions for red, green and blue colours and preservatives.

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PAS named official supplier for British and Irish Lions

Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) has been chosen as the official supplier of all performance nutrition products and hydration for the British and Irish Lions’ 2017 tour to New Zealand.

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