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The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is changing the face of the botanicals extracts and supplements sector – in the European Union at least. The requirement for herbals to demonstrate good science has never been more urgent as health claims scrutiny tightens and consumer interest heightens.

Special edition: Outsourcing

The ins and outs: Are firms shifting to vertically integrated supply chains?

Outsourcing. It's no secret it can bring big financial and logistical gains. But in an age when traceability and accountability carry increasing value, are we now seeing a shift towards...

News in brief

Gee Lawson becomes exclusive distributor for SourceOne Partners in Europe

UK-based Gee Lawson has inked a deal with Chicago supplier SourceOne Partners to distribute the Illinois firm’s ingredients in European nations.

Novozymes promotes enzymes for ‘gentle’ omega-3 processing

Danish enzymes specialist Novozymes is seeing growth in its nascent omega-3 business that is utilising its core enzyme specialisation in a relatively new area.

dispatches from vitafoods europe 2015

Hungary hungry for organic supplements

Hungary is seeing a renaissance of its herbal sector, supported by a trend towards organic foods and supplements.

Wrong said reg: Claims too sexy for NHCR

‘Bloody marvellous?’ ASA pulls beetroot blood claims from Juice Garden

An online UK juice, smoothie and healthy food merchant has fallen foul of the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over blood cleansing and other claims for some of its juices.

EFSA opinion wrap: Pomegranate, carob, coffee rejected. Vitamin D approved

Claim chill: EFSA rejects probiotics for immunity, defecation

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected probiotic dossiers from Canadian firm Lallemand Health Solutions (immunity) and Italian player Synbiotec (defecation) in a batch of opinions published today.

Menopause herb under EU novel food evaluation

An extract of three herbal roots marketed for menopause is to be evaluated as a novel food ingredient in the European Union.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

Frutarom backs Peruvian berry in beverages

Inca berry, cape gooseberry, golden berry. It has many monikers but one primary Andean source in Peru and Swiss supplier Frutarom was promoting it at Vitafoods Europe last week.

Competition and opportunity: What will ASEAN mean for EU industry?

Southeast Asia is heading for massive economic change with its ten-nation ASEAN single market and this could have ripple effects for the EU too, says expert. 

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

Indena refines Boswellia bioavailability; shifts compound focus

Italian botanicals giant Indena has debuted a version of the Indian Ayurvedic herbal extract Boswellia serrata it says offers boosted bioavailability via a lecithin delivery system.

Sabinsa expands Ayurvedic herb cultivation as demand grows

Botanical supplier Sabinsa is expanding its existing cultivation program for Indian herbs to ensure sustainable supply of ingredients such as turmeric, gac, and black ginger, in order to match demand...

Gala Awards night at Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland

NutraIngredients Awards shine spotlight on nutrition stars

200 people from the European and international food and nutrition sectors helped 20 finalists and seven winners celebrate at the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards last night at Vitafoods Europe.

Lycored makes a play for European Beauty From Within market

On the back of a successful US launch, Lycored will release its nutraceutical ingredient in Europe as it predicts growth opportunities for the Beauty from Within segment.

Dispatches from vitafoods europe 2015

Croatian supplements face challenges following EU membership

Black market crack downs, neighbourhood kudos and moving goal posts - Croatia's supplement industry has seen big changes since it became a member of the European Union in July 2013.

Coffee antioxidants: From bean to brew

Australian researchers have tracked the anti-radical and antioxidant properties of coffee from bean to brew.

Nestlé chews on Belgian botanical player’s bone

Belgian olive oil extract supplier BioActor has inked a deal with the world’s biggest food firm to develop products based on bone health benefits.

Nutress launches Chlorella tablet with 10% additives

Dutch company Nutress has launched its first Chlorella tablet, which it spent three years developing.

Blackcurrant extract triggers same process as statin drugs

Polyphenol-rich blackcurrant extract may prevent metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in fat and cholesterol, according to research in mice.

Protein World called into ASA office after beach bod fiasco

Protein World is to meet with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today to discuss its controversial beach body campaign which saw the firm receive bomb threats. 

Science short

Herbal blend shows body fat reduction potential: Study

A botanical blend has been shown to reduce body fat by 5% compared to placebo in a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods.

Monacolin K health claims could carry safety warnings

Accompanying warnings are being considered for monacolin K health claims after a number of EU member states raised safety concerns.

SPECIAL EDITION: 25 YEARS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Novel marine ingredients: Functional is better where it is wetter

Marine resources provide a 'rich reservoir' of bioactives and nutraceuticals, say researchers looking into novel marine functional ingredients. 

EU companies must get ready for ‘bio-piracy’ law now

Global and EU regulation aims to stop companies using indigenous bio knowledge and material to make profits without filtering any of the benefits back.

Spice up your game? Indena bets on curcumin for sports

Botanical firm Indena will be pushing its curcumin ingredient for use in sports nutrition products.

Could guar gum help satiety?

Guar gum could hold potential for both short and long term control of appetite, say Japanese researchers.