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Carbery launches whey-omega-3 blend

Irish supplier Carbery Ingredients has debuted a whey protein concentrate (WPC)-omega-3 combination ingredient it says is the result of “extensive development work” in the area.

New cranberry-probiotic mix 'guarantees' quality UTI products

A combination of cranberry powder and probiotic bacteria for the management of urinary tract infections (UTI) has been released by Lallemand Health Ingredients and Institut Rosell-Lallemand with guaranteed extended shelf...

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Personalised nutrition and diabetes to headline Vitafoods conference

Topics including diabetes, personalised nutrition, reproductive health, and diet and immunity will feature at the upcoming Vitafoods Conference, with more acedemics than ever taking to the podium.

Rising obesity levels should inform future FSA research, review

Research into the factors causing the growing overweight and obesity levels in the UK should inform the bulk of future commissioned research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), according...

Selenium may decrease diabetes risk: French study

Increased blood levels of selenium may decrease a man’s risk of abnormal blood sugar metabolism, and maybe protect against diabetes, says a new study from France.

EFSA says insufficient safety data for carotenoid carrier

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded there is “insufficient data” to determine the safety or otherwise of calcium lignosulphonate (40-65), a substance most commonly used to carry carotenoids...

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Chr Hansen reshuffles board

Ingredients firm Chr Hansen has announced two new additions to its board, as one members step down.

Nestlé to evalute protein impact on muscle wastage

Combating muscle wastage in the elderly through greater understanding of the mechanisms of protein coupled with exercise is the primary focus of a three year research project involving Nestlé’s Research...

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BioGaia eyes Argentina after Egyptian pull-out

Sweden’s BioGaia has announced an agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Argentina to launch probiotic drops and tablets in Argentina, while simultaneously discontinuing an agreement in Egypt.

NASA examines omega-3 for bone health during space flight

Supplements of omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) may protect against bone loss during weightlessness, according to a new study from NASA.

Martek commits to EPA, while DSM debuts infant DHA

Maryland-based Martek Biosciences will make its debut in the EPA market with an EPA/DHA blend “by year’s end”, NutraIngredients-USA.com learnt at Expo West last week.

UK firm develops ‘pickled grain’ probiotics

UK start-up Symprove is marketing a barley drink featuring probiotics sourced from ‘pickled grain’ technology developed for the animal feed industry.

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IADSA to extend scientific programme

The group that represents global supplements manufacturers has committed to expanding its scientific programme to better cover substantiation of claims and botanical ingredients.

Public sector funding boosting functional foods innovation in Spain

Andalusian public policies for research in the functional foods sector have achieved significant results, with many scientific groups of international renown being attracted to the region, according to a journal...

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Cognis for sale despite IPO plan

Private equity-owned Cognis is still being offered for sale by Permira and Goldman Sachs, according to reports, even though plans are already underway for an IPO.

Cactus extract may help manage weight, water loss

Supplements of a cactus extract may reduce weight gain while acting as a diuretic, according to data from studies with rats and humans.

Green tea may boost oral health, reduce tooth loss

Drinking one cup of green tea may improve dental health and reduce the risk of loosing teeth by about 20 per cent, according to a new study from Japan.

Trials prove efficacy of fibre and multivitamin chocolate fortification, says Herza

German chocolate ingredient supplier, Herza Schokolade, said it has recently concluded a series of trials on the incorporation of health boosting ingredients into chocolate based on the hike in demand...

UK investigates baby milk marketing enforcement

A UK government committee looking into European Union baby milk marketing laws has raised issues with local enforcement procedures which it says need to be addressed.

Cargill says EFSA health claim will transform beverage fibre fortunes

Cargill has revealed that its Barliv barley betafibre is finally poised to make its way into beverage products following a favourable EFSA opinion for a beta-glucan health claim.

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EU Health Commissioner drops in on EFSA

John Dalli, the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy met with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) last week with health claims one of the many topics on the...

Coffee’s anti-diabetes benefit strengthen

Regular coffee drinking may reduce levels of inflammatory markers linked to diabetes, according to new findings from a human study.

Omega-3-rich meals have blood vessel benefits: Study

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may improve blood vessel health following a meal, says a new study from the UK.

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The HVP recall: Damage control déjà vu

Not again! It emerged last week that Basic Food Flavors, the company behind the ongoing HVP recall, knew its products were tainted with salmonella but carried on shipping them anyway....

Raisio set to drive European healthy snacks market, analyst

Raisio’s acquisition of UK premium snacking company Glisten will provide the Finnish group with a platform from which to drive the healthy snacking market in central European countries such as...

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