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Scientists unravel bioavailability of brown seaweed

Phlorotannins in brown seaweed are metabolised and absorbed in the large intestine and may have anti-inflammatory potential, an EU-funded study suggests.

Nutraceuticals and regulation: 'Please sir, can we have some more', say consumers

Consumers want more regulation on food and further limits on the use of additives and preservatives, but are keen to embrace functional products and nutraceuticals, according to extensive research carried...

Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s...

FrieslandCampina Domo and Glycosyn partner for new infant nutrition ingredients

FrieslandCampina Domo and US-based Glycosyn are entering into a global partnership to develop new infant nutrition ingredients.

Nestlé pulls funds for IAAF kids programme amid doping fallout

Nestlé has pulled out of its sponsorship of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) kid’s athletics programme following allegations of corruption and doping against the association....

News in brief

BASF hikes vitamin A prices by 20%

German chemical giant BASF has announced it will increase vitamin A prices by 20% globally.

Feature

FSA budget cuts: what it means for food safety

Budget cuts at the Food Standards Agency and local authorities mean change is afoot, reports Michelle Perrett.

Trade group considers action against ‘discriminatory’ energy drink bans

Trade association Energy Drinks Europe (EDE) has joined calls against bans on energy drink sales to under 18s in Lithuania and more recently Latvia, which it says might be contrary...

Latvia to ban energy drink sales to under 18s

Latvia will follow in the footsteps of its Baltic neighbour by banning the sale of energy drinks to under 18s – something the country’s advertising association has called anti-EU.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

European organic and biotech industries clash over plant breeding techniques

Organic farming body IFOAM EU has called for new plant breeding techniques that are still in the experimental stage to be classed as GM under EU law - but this...

New kid on EU sports nutrition block?

Finish line in sight for D-ribose novel food application

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called for feedback on its positive draft novel food opinion for sports nutrition ingredient D-ribose.

Health claim watch

French firm files claim for omega-3 & age-related cognitive decline

French pharmaceutical firm Pierre Fabre Medicament has filed a health claim for an omega-3 product and the reduction of age-related cognitive decline.

Smart policy? If UK breastfeeding rates rose by 1%, kids would earn £33m more collectively

Even marginal increases in breast feeding rates could be worth millions to society when considering the benefit to cognitive development, UK and German researchers have calculated using over 10,000 school...

Oral supplement associated with 50% lower deaths in older malnourished patients: Study

Giving oral nutritional supplements for 90 days after leaving hospital could reduce death rates for older malnourished patients with a heart or lung disease by 50%, according to a study published in Clinical Nutrition.  ...

Chr. Hansen targets diabetes with next-generation probiotic deal

A collaboration between Chr. Hansen and Caelus Health will focus on the development of Eubacterium hallii as a next generation probiotic for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease. ...

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is...

Frutarom invests €2.25m in algae start-up

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom Industries has invested 10 million Israeli Shekel (€2.25m) for a 50% stake in the biotech start-up Algalo.

Dear Santa…Nutrition industry writes its wish list for 2016

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the bloc not a firm was stirring, not even the Brussels flock. Nutrition industry stakeholders have hung up their stockings by the...

Game changers: Biggest health claim happenings of 2015

As the year draws to an end, we look back at the most significant health claim happenings of 2015 – what stood out to you? 

Holland & Barrett profits up: We’ll be a £1bn business by 2020

UK-based but expanding supplements and healthy foods retailer Holland & Barrett International has posted an annual sales increase of 11.7% and profit growth of 12.2% in its full year results...

dispatches from fie 2015

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy food product, based on work by their colleagues at New Nutrition Business.   

Sports food expected to outpace sports drinks in 2015 – 2020

Sports drinks may have accounted for the largest share of the sports nutrition market in 2014, but sports food is expected to witness the highest growth for 2015 – 2020,...

Real Good Food buys ISO2 Nutrition from Cre-8tive Health administrators

UK bakery and ingredients firm Real Good Food has acquired sports supplements brand ISO2 Nutrition from the administrators of Cre-8tive Health Ltd for a “nominal” sum.