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Symrise reports record growth and profits, confirms full year outlook

Symrise said strong demand in all regions has significantly boosted earnings, as it reported a 29% rise in sales for the first nine months of 2015.

Asian demand for curcumin in cosmetics to drive market growth

Curcumin, derived from turmeric, is participating in the ongoing growth for the beauty and personal care market in the Asia Pacific region, a new report by Transparency Market Research has...

EFSA hands over names attached to expert comments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has handed over details of which working group members made what changes to a draft document on pesticides following a European Court of Justice...

Antioxidants may reduce oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer

A higher intake of antioxidants may lead to less oxidative stress among men with prostate cancer, US researchers have found. 

Use our botanical and we’ll pay for the health claim, Spanish firm promises

Spanish botanical firm Monteloeder has promised to invest €600,000 in helping its clients launch products containing its MetabolAid if it wins a €2m EU innovation grant.

Poland clamping down on misleading supplement ads

Polish health and competition authorities have sent warning letters to 315 supplement companies as a first step in a multi-agency crackdown on the misleading marketing of supplements. 

Botanical health claims & nutrient profiles make Commission’s list of 2016 priorities

Botanical health claims and nutrient profiles will be looked at as one of the European Commission’s key 23 initiatives next year.

Tualang honey reduces risk of heart disease in smokers: Study

Malaysian researchers have found that Tualang honey supplementation reduced the oxidative stress status of smokers, suggesting its potential in reducing the risk of smoking-related cardio-vascular disease.

3 ways ‘shocking’ Italian botanical ruling has voided the health claim regulation

Italian courts have defended a botanical company’s right to make AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease claims – overturning a previous ruling from its national competition authority and potentially voiding the EU...

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

UK Moringa-based beauty drink overcomes 'horrible' taste

A herbal nutricosmetic drink is being launched in the UK utilising the amino acid-rich Himalyan herb, Moringa oleifeira, with the company involved saying it has overcome the 'horrible' taste of moringa....

EFSA dispels fear that soy supplements cause breast cancer

Isoflavones in food supplements do not pose a health risk to post-menopausal women, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in response to an appeal from the German authority.

Certain carotenoids may hold protective role against breast cancer: Research

Specific carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, research in China has suggested. 

Melon juice extract reduces cellulite on thighs (but not stomach): Study

Melon juice concentrate reduces cellulite on thighs, according to a recent study by French ingredient supplier Bionov.

ASA ruling

UK shuts bilberry eye health claims

Swedish supplements player New Nordic has had eye health claims slapped down in the UK, even though its ‘Blue Berry Eyebright plus’ product included vision-approved vitamin A.

Industry meets as EU trilogue commences

EU medical devices regulation set for December adoption; industry stews over lost opportunities

A 100-strong meeting today in Brussels revealed a self-care industry that is prepared for, yet frustrated by, impending changes to EU medical devices laws that are set to increase data...

Beetroot juice can battle altitude sickness: Himalayan study

Consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may restore reduced blood vessel function in healthy subjects at altitude, researchers have said.

Challenge growing to ensure supply in a changing world, congress attendees told

Change is a constant in the natural world, but it is accelerating for a variety of reasons, a fact that has serious implications for botanical ingredient suppliers, participants at a...

Study supports cranberry’s heart health benefits

Drinking cranberry juice may improve vascular function and blood pressure, says a new study funded by the Cranberry Institute.

Walmark buys Czech food supplements major

Czech-based Eastern European supplements giant Walmark has completed its second regional acquisition of the year with the purchase of fellow Czech supplements firm Valosun for an undisclosed sum.

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How responsible is Amazon for the supplements sold on its sites?

In the age of online shopping, it’s time to ask how responsible some of the big online retailers are when it comes to upholding EU food law.

Study strengthens olive leaf extract’s heart health benefits

Extracts from olive leaf may reduce LDL cholesterol to the same extent as atorvastatin, report researchers from Celal Bayar University in Turkey.

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EC launches EU health claims ‘fitness check’; nutrient profiles and botanicals targeted

The European Commission has launched a ‘fitness check/roadmap’ with a special focus on the EU’s botanical health claims imbroglio and the nutrient profile of foods able to bear health claims....

New lutein and zeaxanthin forms launched

Ingredient giants DSM and Kemin have debuted forms of lutein and zeaxanthin for use in tablets and soft gels via their partnership on the eye health carotenoids.

Weight loss herbal blocked over testicle damage fear

The Norwegian food safety authority has warned against a weight loss product containing Garcinia cambogia, a plant ingredient than can cause serious damage to the testicles.