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Special edition: Weight management

Supply: Supporting the weight management products

In the final article in our weight management series, NutraIngredients looks at the companies behind some of the key ingredients in the sector.


Cheesed off – jingoism takes the spoils in the Cadbury battle

Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, quipped Mark Twain. Predictions of the demise of Cadbury following the approval of Kraft’s offer are premature and are flawed by knee-jerk...

Probiotics player ‘puzzled’ by EFSA health claim response

Swedish probiotics player, Probi, is pursuing “unofficial” dialogue with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after the scientific agency closed the formal process by rejecting its probiotic health claim appeal.

IPO considered for Chr Hansen

The private equity owner of Chr Hansen, PAI Partners, is evaluating the possibility of publically listing the company, the Danish ingredients company has confirmed.

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Puleva Biotech up for sale?

Spanish dairy, Ebro Puleva, may sell off its functional foods and ingredients division, Puleva Biotech, as it seeks a cash injection and reduced exposure to low-margin products.

Special edition: weight management

Regulation: Claim making and claim taking

In a world with a chronic ‘globesity’ problem spreading beyond western shores to places like India and China, products that promise to help individuals manage their weight via calorie control,...

New nutra player set to exploit Israel biotech potential

The growing level of innovative Israeli incubator projects focused on nutritional product development is behind a seasoned industry player’s decision to establish a consultancy aimed at taking these start-ups to...

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Sterol/stanol claim can be used with food supplements

General cholesterol reducing health claims can be utilised on all food products including food supplements even if the authorised specific cholesterol percentage reduction cannot.

Green tea antioxidants more bioavailable than thought?

The bioavailability of antioxidant catechins from green tea may be more than previously thought, says a new study from Italy.

Will nutrient profiles ever be confirmed?

How usable are the health claims that have already been approved? First, companies need to see if there is any wiggle room around EFSA’s scientific language. Then, the thorny nutrient...

Vitamin D may cut colorectal cancer risk by 40 per cent

Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40 per cent, says a study with people from 10 European countries.

Indian probiotics market to quadruple by 2015

India’s probiotics market has been highlighted by researcher Frost & Sullivan as a “major growth market of the future”, with annual growth of 22.6 per cent until 2015.

Danisco enters niche probiotic juice category

Beverage manufacturers seeking to extend their health and wellness portfolio can now incorporate a clinical dose of an immune boosting probiotic strain to their refrigerated fruit juice range while keeping...

Special edition: Weight management

Science: Slimming ingredients beyond satiety

In the third part of our series on weight management, NutraIngredients looks at how nutritional approaches may boost body-shaping, and how our gut microflora may be the future of weight...

Omega-3 linked to younger biological age: Study

High blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids may slow cellular ageing in people with coronary heart disease, suggests a new study.

No safety concerns over Ferric sodium EDTA, finds EFSA

Ferric sodium EDTA can be safely used in food supplements, a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel has found after reviewing the nutrient.

Special edition: Weight management

Science: Backing up the satiety and metabolic claims

In the second part of our focus on weight management, NutraIngredients looks at the science behind the claims – from boosting fullness to energy burning.

Nestlé target elderly with high-dose drink

Nestlé has launched a 200mL nutrient drink in Switzerland targeting the malnourished elderly – a segment of the population it says is deficient in key nutrients such as vitamin D,...

Special edition: Weight managment

Asia proving growing market in weight control sector

As levels of obesity continue to rise on a global scale, Nutraingredients looks at the market for weight management dietary supplements, food and beverage products.

Antioxidant-rich fruit and veg may cut lymph cancer risk

Increased intakes of antioxidant-rich vegetables may reduce the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma by about 30 per cent, says a new study.


Why Haiti must stay on the CSR agenda

50,000 and counting. We'll probably never know exactly how many perished in the 7.0 earthquake that brought Haiti, quite literally, crashing down last Tuesday, 12th January 2010, just before 5pm....

Low viscosity soy protein developed for snacks and cereals, says Solbar

A new soy protein isolate with a bland flavour profile, which has low viscosity when subjected to the heat and shear of extrusion, was developed to meet the demands of...

Czechs ban American and Chinese supplements

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) has pulled two food supplement products from store shelves over contamination concerns.

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Winter Olympics garner DSM nutritional support

Dutch ingredient supplier DSM will sponsor the Dutch bobsled team, as the company continues to push its “Innovation is our Sport” programme.

Dried fruit show potential as green tea extract carriers

Fortifying dried fruit pieces like apple with green tea extracts may boost the antioxidant content of the finished product by four-fold, suggests a joint study from the US and Italy.

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