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Cognis boosts its Malaysian presence

Cognis has set up an affiliate in Malaysia to maximise what it views as the growth potential for wellness products in that country.

UK FSA updates health claims guidance

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has tweaked its EU nutrition and health claims guidance to take into account deadline changes and clarify how charities and national associations can endorse...

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EFSA, FDA, Health Canada to discuss health claims

 The European Food Safety Authority, US Food and Drug Administration, and Health Canada will share a platform at an upcoming Cantox-hosted health claims conference.

Pomegranate extract may lower breast cancer risk

Compounds from pomegranate may reduce the incidence of hormone-dependent breast cancer, says a new study from California.

Krill oil – hope or hype for the omega-3 market?

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the nutrition industry’s big fish, and an emerging presence in the market is omega-3 sourced from krill oil. Stephen Daniells casts his net for...

Beneo backs functional price premiums

The recession has not dented the will of consumers to pay price premiums for products that deliver digestive, bone and other benefits, according to European consumer research conducted by global...

Review supports omega-3 for liver health

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources may benefit people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), says a new review of the literature.

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Glanbia expects 2010 earnings return of 8 per cent

 International cheese and nutritional ingredients company Glanbia has said it expects a return to earnings growth in 2010 of 6 to 8 per cent.

Vitamins and minerals may slash bladder cancer risk

Increased intakes of vitamin E may reduce the risk of bladder cancer by about 35 per cent, says a new study from an international team of researchers

UK issues herbal viagra warning

Following global product recalls, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has warned the public off all herbal products offering to treat erectile dysfunction.

Nestle opens biscuit research centre in Chile

Nestle has opened a new research and development centre in Chile to help the company create healthier biscuits and cereal snacks.

St John’s wort not effective for IBS: Study

Daily supplements of St John’s wort are not effective for improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic.

Acai benefits cholesterol levels: Rat study

The pulp of açai berries may counter the effects of a high-fat diet and reduce the risk of developing high blood cholesterol levels, says a new study with rats from...

Study questions ginkgo biloba for brain health

Daily supplements of Gingko biloba do not slow the decline in brain function that occurs naturally with age, according to the largest study of its kind.

Beneo: EU health claim ‘scientific agreement’ remains unclear

Belgian ingredients giant, the Beneo Group, says new European Union health rules favour ‘active’ health claims such as phytosterols, while discounting ‘passive’ claims such as those that replace ingredients with...

Tea prices could prompt over-supply, warns FAO

Record world tea prices in 2009 could cause some tea producers to plant more crops and lead to eventual oversupply to the market, the FAO warns.

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EFSA rejects ‘poor quality’ cranberry health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has dismissed a second article 14 urinary tract infection (UTI)-cranberry extract health claim.

NutraIngredients big hitters for 2009

On our last publishing day of the year, NutraIngredients presents those stories that have had the biggest impact on you, our readers.

2009 trends: No hiding from health claims

As the old year draws to a close, we review the significant waypoints of 2009 and look ahead to what is likely to dominate next year’s news. Join us now...

Antioxidant-rich fruit flavours driving confectionery innovation, report

Flavour innovation has been driving new product development in a relatively mature European chocolate, chewing gum and sugar confectionery market with antioxdant-rich fruits coming to the fore, according to a...

Nanotechnology boosts nutraceutical bioavailability: study

Nanotechnology such as nanoemulsions and polymer micelles-based delivery systems can boost the bioavailability of nutrients such as phytochemcials, according to a review of the technology published in the Journal of...

Plant stanol-ester enriched foods diet can cut CVD risk, study

Plant stanol ester-enriched foods could reduce cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk especially for consumers not following a Mediterranean-style diet, claims a new study from Greece.

Negative health claims may not stop company marketing

A negative opinion from EFSA on a health claim is not necessarily the end of the line for marketing the products benefits, and avenues to market the product are still...

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EFSA rejects kids’ probiotic gut health claim

A dossier containing 13 randomised controlled trials, 6 observational studies, and 15 non-human studies has failed to impress European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists because the four strains in question...

EFSA issues omega-3 DHA levels and wording advice

DHA-related brain and eye health claims for infants have been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), after it issued advice this month at the request of the European...

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