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Unilever reports lowest quarterly growth in five years

Unilever share prices fell 3% in morning trading after the company reported its lowest quarterly growth in nearly five years.

‘Everything is possible in energy drinks: There’s no fear!’ WILD Flavors

Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, tells BeverageDaily.com that energy drinks is the category with the most possibilities for innovation.

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

Nutrition and health drive success for Chr Hansen

Strong growth in nutrition and health has helped Chr Hansen to strong full-year results that match the expectations for the year, says the firm.

Coke's Net Income FELL 14% to $2.12bn in Q3 2014 ending September 26

Still waters run deep...and Coke eyes ‘value-added dairy’ growth potential

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent will today identify value-added dairy as a top target category for still beverage retail value growth through to 2020.

Analysis - Japan

Red hot competition as placenta businesses jockey for supremacy

With more than a quarter of Japan’s population over the age of 60, it is said that country suffers more from the issues of an ageing population than any other...

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Euro group launches free QC tools for food supplement, botanical players

Food Supplements Europe (FSE) has added to its Good  Manufacturing Practices guide with a questionnaire to help firms meet GMP requirements and another for those in the botanicals sector.

‘There is a market opportunity around delivery forms’ – BASF taps nutrition and pharma expertise to boost consumer health

Ingredients giant BASF is leveraging its ‘unique expertise’ in nutrition and pharma in technologies, capabilities, and ingredients for the ‘next generation of dietary supplements’, the company tells NutraIngredients-USA.

MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Amino acid release matrix extracts maximum value from protein

Glanbia Nutrtionals has debuted an enzyme blend targeting release of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and glutamine from whey protein sources.

DG SANCO chief resigns following ‘sober’ disciplinary inquiry

Director general of the European Commission’s Health and Consumers unit (DG SANCO), Paola Testori Coggi, has resigned following an investigation into a breach of tender policy.

Danone Q3 results 'buoyed' by Asian infant formula recovery

The continuing recovery of Danone’s infant formula business, impacted by the 2013 Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, has “buoyed” the French dairy's Q3 results.

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Glanbia clinches Isopure deal

Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.

Opinion

EU on charm offensive as Asean gears up for regulatory harmonisation

To a backdrop of the Asean regulatory harmonisation process, a number of European Union officials have descended on Kuala Lumpur to attend a forum designed to apply the older bloc’s...

What women want: Lallemand launches probiotics for female health

The absence of any EU-approved health claims for probiotics hasn’t deterred Lallemand Health Solutions from launching a suite of probiotics addressing women’s health issues.

Nutraceuticals to play a major role in preventive healthcare: analyst

As healthcare industry faces increasing expenditure, the emphasis shifts from treatment to prevention thorough use of nutraceuticals and better nutrition, say Frost & Sullivan analysts.

Supply chain concerns become No.1 draw for vegetarian glucosamine, Cargill says

Glucosamine has become a commodity market, but concerns about quality and sourcing makes increasing room for a top-shelf niche product like Cargill’s Regenasure vegetarian glucosamine, the company said at the...

Probiotics giant debuts soft gel with 2-year shelf life

Danish probiotics player Chr Hansen has launched a patent-pending soft gel that can deliver live probiotics with a two-year shelf life and matched it with a probiotic-omega-3 supplement targeting pregnant...

With a strong El Nino decimating stocks, Peru shuts down omega-3 anchovy fishery

Authorities have closed the upcoming three-month anchovy fishing season in Peru because insufficient numbers of fish were found in a recent acoustic survey. Fishing quotas have been sharply reduced during...

Cocktail flavors to cognitive enhancement: Zenith’s Top 13 energy drinks trends

Zenith International includes cocktail flavors and cognitive enhancement within a list of 13 top trends it says have driven innovation in energy drinks on the basis of post-2012 product launches.

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy form Chinese infant formula JV

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy have entered into a joint venture to produce and sell infant formula in China under one of the Dutch dairy's existing brands.

Japan

World’s only salmon placenta taps into Asia’s halal anti-ageing market

Japan’s second biggest island, Hokkaido in the north of the country, is known across Asia as being one of the continent's premier locations for seafood. And now a local nutraceutical...

China

Forgotten for a millennium, beneficial Gobi herb is making a comeback

In the harsh landscape of China’s northwest in the Gobi, where temperatures can fluctuate by 90 degrees over the course of a year, a bush with striking beneficial properties has...

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Kemin launches polyphenol-rich spearmint extract for cognitive health

Kemin is launching a proprietary phenolic complex sourced from patent-pending, non-GMO lines of its own purpose-grown spearmint for use in dietary supplements.

Will protein work for Everton FC? Supplier provides personalised sports nutrition products

English Premier League football club Everton has extended and expanded its partnership with The Protein Works (TPW) with an emphasis on personalised nutrition.