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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.

EFSA health claim opinion

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...

EFSA health claim opinion

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...

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Health claims threaten prebiotic innovation: Scientist

Concerns abound that the approach of the European Food Safety Authority towards health claims may stifle innovation and science, none more so than for prebiotics, says a leading researcher.

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Welcome to this seasonal holiday video from Decision News Media.As we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and first year as part of William Reed Business Media, we...


Time to speed sustainable palm oil supply

Global food giants have vowed to source all their palm oil sustainably by 2015 – but consumer pressure could grease the wheels for more rapid change.

ANH going global with US merger

Pan-European better nutrition advocate, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), has merged with the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) to form the Alliance for Natural Health International.

Shea tree extract can reduce osteoarthritis linked inflammation, study

An extract of Vitellaria paradoxa called SheaFlex 70 could have potential for joint health according to the results of an Australian study that indicated a range of anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective...

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Jubilant plans new niacinamide facility

Jubilant Organosys will build a new niacinamide and 3-Cyanopyridine plant to cater for growing demand in the drug and nutrition industries.

Rousselot builds bone health science behind collagen

A hydrolysed collagen ingredient may boost bone health and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, says a new study from France.

Aker krill injunction appeal dismissed by German court

A local district court has ruled that Norwegian krill supplier, Aker Biomarine, misrepresented its European Union novel foods status at the Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) trade show in Frankfurt in...

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Leatherhead welcomes Provexis health claim wording

The chief executive of UK-based food research institute, Leatherhead Food International has welcomed the belated arrival of health claim wording from the European Commission for Provexis’s tomato extract.

DSM launches new natural beta-carotene coloring

A new, natural-source beta-carotene formulation for coloring and fortifying food and beverages has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.