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Sustainable and water dispersible plant sterol launches in EU

A new water-dispersible and palm-free plant sterol could save manufacturers time and money in production, says Lipofoods ahead of the new ingredients launch.

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Improved nutrition profits help Lonza to ‘outstanding’ Q1

Strong first-quarter growth for pharmaceutical and speciality ingredients player Lonza will pave the way for higher-than-expected sales growth in 2017, said the firm as it upgraded its full-year outlook.

DuPont health & nutrition president on mega mergers, start-up successes and new product launch plans

Despite its recent mega mergers and billion-dollar business deals, DuPont is still very much focussed on collaborating with start-ups. “Not everything has to be invented in our labs,” its nutrition...

Aker ends ITC case against Olympic, but district court patent infringement suit to continue

Aker BioMarine has pulled the plug on its patent infringement suit that was being pursued before the International Trade Commission.  But the company is still suing a Norwegian competitor and...

Naturex looks for partners to develop natural colours and preservatives

Botanical extract supplier Naturex is looking for partners – both technical and commercial – to work together to develop natural solutions for red, green and blue colours and preservatives.

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PAS named official supplier for British and Irish Lions

Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) has been chosen as the official supplier of all performance nutrition products and hydration for the British and Irish Lions’ 2017 tour to New Zealand.

Seaweed micro-encapsulations target sports nutrition and smoothie markets

A new micro-encapsulated seaweed ingredient will ‘open up a whole new avenue’ for Seaweed & Co as it targets smoothies and the sports nutrition market.

Halal astaxanthin: AstaReal targets South East Asia growth after receiving certification

AstaReal is now offering Japan-made natural astaxanthin ingredients that are halal certified.

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment....

Ethical Naturals builds science for Oregon cranberry extracts

Ethical Naturals Inc (ENI) has announced the completion of two new studies to support the anti-adhesion activity efficacy of its Cranberex cranberry extract. 

Chr. Hansen posts ‘strong’ H1 with organic revenue growth of 10%

Food and nutrition bioscience firm Chr. Hansen says it is well positioned to deliver its ambitious full year targets, as it reports 10% organic revenue growth for the first half...

Researchers confirm chicory inulin benefits on blood sugar

Inulin fibre from chicory root's beneficial effects on metabolic risks – including managing blood sugar levels – has been confirmed by new research.

DSM opens new Dutch biotechnology centre

Global food and nutritional ingredients supplier DSM continues its €100 million investment in R&D with the opening of a new biotechnology facility near its Delft HQ for food.

DuPont to acquire FMC’s health and nutrition business in billion dollar food-crop swap

DuPont will acquire FMC’s health and nutrition business and divest part of its crop chemical business in what it says is “a meaningful step forward” for the proposed DuPont and...

'Fibre is the only option to turn our comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,' says FiberFlour founder

What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre...

Omega-3 canola oil supplier filing for regulatory approval in Australia, US and Canada

Omega-3 canola firm Nuseed has filed for regulatory approval in Australia, with submissions for Canada and the US set to be lodged later this month.

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Study supports efficacy of HolisFiit polyphenol-rich formulation for 'mind and body well-being'

A polyphenol-rich formulation may enhance the benefits of mind-body practices, such as yoga, Pilates, and Taïchi, says a new study from Europe.

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough...

Kyowa Hakko’s glutathione expands European presence

Kyowa Hakko is to expand its Setria Glutathione brand in Europe giving consumers a wider option of boosting glutathione levels in the body through oral supplementation.

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

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First steps: Winclove set for 'probiotic claim' with B12 producing bacteria

A probiotic strain that itself produces high enough levels of natural vitamin B12 to enable EFSA approved health claims is a ‘first step’ towards the category gaining its own claims, says...

New probiotic supplement launched in China to tackle carcinogenic stomach bacteria

Dietary supplement company By-Health has launched a new probiotic digestive health product in China to combat pathogenic stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori).

‘Exciting findings’: Capsicum extract may help slim waist lines

Daily supplementation with extracts from chili peppers may significantly reduce the waist to hip ratio in healthy adults, says a new study.

Stevia & fibre blend promises to slash sugar by 100% with no loss in taste or bulk

Food tech start-up Unavoo has launched a natural, stevia- and prebiotic fibre-based sweetener that can replace sugar like-for-like in dairy, bakery and beverage products.