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Is the term omega-3 specific enough?

The term omega-3 doesn’t really mean anything, says chief scientist for supplier Aker Biomarine. 

New supplier set to make waves on the bio-marine scene

Start-up Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) hopes to become a major new supplier of lipids, protein and calcium powders following an initial €15m investment in its plant.

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Chr. Hansen names new executive vice president and chief science officer

Thomas Schäfer, current vice president at Novozymes, has been appointed chief science officer and executive vice president at Danish firm Chr. Hansen.

China infant formula uncertainty claims another victim: Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson deal scrapped

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement signed in March to supply infant formula to Asia.

Chinese astaxanthin wins EU novel foods approval

Competition is hotting up in the astaxanthin space, as Novel Food authorisation for BGG’s AstaZine line of natural astaxanthin ingredients marks the entry of a new player into the European...

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

The photo-fermented combination: Allmicroalgae scales-up microalgae production

Portuguese supplier Allmicroalgae has taken calls to scale up production of microalgae to heart, with a project to combine big-volume fermentation with high-value photosynthesis methods now in swing.

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Finnish herbal extracts supplier signs Gee Lawson for expansion plans

Finnish organic botanical supplier Eevia has penned a deal with UK distributor Gee Lawson, which sees opportunities open up in the UK and Ireland, the Benelux region, France, Italy and...

DSM and China firm By-Health seal deal for CVD collaboration

DSM has sealed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chinese supplement firm By-Health to develop new cardiovascular health products containing tomato extract ingredient Fruitflow.

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US player finds European chia gear

US firm Valensa International has launched its 4-year-old ALA (alpha-linoleic acid)-rich omega-3 chia seed oil in Europe.

AstaReal stands by assertion that its process yields highest quality astaxanthin

Questions of quality and purity hover over the astaxanthin market, questions that supplier AstaReal has chosen to address by investing heavily in what it believes to be the best production...

Expanded quota shows Peruvian fishery recovering from El Niño

After several fishing seasons of well below normal catch the Peruvian anchovy fishery—by far the most important source of omega-3s—appears to be returning to normal with the release of an...

Is new DHA oil the ultimate in omega-3 stability?

French marine lipid specialist Polaris claims its new generation algal source DHA oil takes fish-free omega-3 “to a new level” by offering “unmatched” stability.

A-listed: Novozymes is top carbon cutter

Novozymes has again been listed among the world’s top companies for climate action, but does its top spot on another scorecard really reflect a significant improvement in its carbon emissions, or is...

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Argentinian nutrient player opens European office

Buenos Aires-based vitamin E and plant sterol supplier Advanced Organic Materials (AOM) has established an office in Toleda, Spain, as it builds its European business.

'Naturex was a start-up 20 years ago.'

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

The world’s biggest supplier of botanical extracts, Naturex, is on track to meet the targets of its growth strategy Bright2020 which aims to see 10% of sales coming from new...

Wacker opens Singapore food lab as it seeks to boost nutrition and supplements business

Wacker has opened its first Asia food laboratory and technical centre in Singapore as it seeks to boost its nutraceutical and nutrition offerings.

Fruitflow tomato extract hits the food supplement aisle (with omega-3)

Fruitflow, the Provexis-owned blood flow boosting tomato extract has launched in an omega-3 blended food supplement in the UK.

Cargill pairs with start-up to make spirulina from malt waste

Cargill has partnered with a French start-up to turn waste water and CO2 from one of its malt production plants into spirulina production ‘fuel’.

Gelita puts spotlight on collagen peptide's potential as muscle toning ingredient

The global collagen peptide company is looking to diversify the applications of its product BodyBalance, targeting manufacturers who cater to fitness enthusiasts looking for toned bodies.

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Indian carotenoid player enters Europe

Bangalore-based lutein and carotenoid specialist Katra Phyto has enlisted UK-based ingredient player and distributor Gee Lawson as its European partner.

2015-16: Full year profits up 13% to €184m

‘When your neighbour’s land is for sale you need to act’: Chr Hansen CEO on €73m acquisition

The €73m acquisition of a library of 3,200 probiotic strains will open up opportunities in children’s immune health, Chr Hansen’s CEO says as the firm posts 13% profit growth from last year.  ...

Chinese takeover of Vitaco edges closer as regulator hurdles are cleared

Australian supplement firm Vitaco has cleared a number of regulatory hurdles, paving the way for its takeover by Chinese investors. 

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

With athletes in mind, Glanbia partnered with Wisconsin-based PoppingFUN for a new confectionary-inspired delivery format for iron supplements.

French flavour firm buys nutrition partner

French flavours firm Robertet has completed its acquisition of melon extract producer Bionov, bringing products marketed to combat stress and cellulite into its portfolio. 

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