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Frutarom firming nutrition form after 4 years

In 2012 Frutarom appointed a new chief of its health and nutrition division, with the Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house making no secret of its ambition to expand its supplements...

The botanical blockade: EC ponders 3 pathways

The European Commission has mused three different solutions to the botanical extracts situation that has seen about 2000 claims stuck on hold. Yet real movement will not be seen in...

Sunfiber blunts blood sugar spikes among glucose intolerant subjects, study shows

Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo has announced the results of a peer-reviewed pilot study that explores the effect its Sunfiber ingredient has on blunting postprandial blood glucose spikes among glucose intolerant...

Brexit & your business: Have your say

The Brits have voted to leave the EU, but the controversial consequences surrounding the first member state to quit the bloc remains to be seen. Do you see Brexit opening up...

Guest article

Brexit: Britain can lead global functional foods & supplements markets

It is EFSA and the EU nutrition health claims regulation (NHCR) that is today the biggest barrier to European innovation in nutrition and Brexit, whatever else it may do, can...

Brexit break-down

We will build on links with other member states, says sports nutrition sector

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will build links with remaining EU member states in the wake of the UK’s shock decision to leave the bloc, but its London...

News in brief

Danish botanicals player buys fruit extraction facility

Danish berry extract start-up Asiros has bought an extraction facility from Swedish Nordic Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Sugar substitute may aid diabetics with better blood sugar management: Study

Palatinose (isomaltulose) may offer a viable alternative to sugar as new research suggests this low glycaemic carbohydrate is more effective in reducing insulin secretion and lowering blood glucose fluctuations.

Industry reaction: What #Brexit means for UK & EU nutrition sectors

For the first time the European Union has lost a member after the British people yesterday voted to leave the bloc which began life as the European Economic Community in 1951.

UK glucosamine ruling important for self-medication & supplements future: EU legal expert

A European Union legal expert says last week’s UK Court of Appeal verdict that demanded the medicines regulator there re-examine the status of glucosamine, especially high-dose glucosamine, could provoke change...

Warning: Couch potatoes may believe protein compensates for inactivity

Casual protein users need to be educated on the true health benefits of protein supplements to avoid them being used to compensate for unhealthy habits, Swiss researchers have said.

Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Ingredients' form critical for successful bone health formula—or maybe not

An ideal bone health formulation would include the right amounts of certain minerals and vitamins. And the form of those substances is critical—or maybe not.

SPECIAL EDITION: ANTIOXIDANTS, POLYPHENOLS & CAROTENOIDS

Why antioxidant claims have been killed off in the EU

European regulatory restraints have killed off antioxidant health claims as lawyers advise firms to play it safe despite leniency in some EU member states. We round up the legal status...

Special Edition: Antioxidants, polyphenols and carotenoids

Inflamed & stressed: Rejuvenating antioxidants in big demand

Healthy ageing and the insights garnered from micronutrient studies could help drive demand for products that reduce inflammation and ease oxidative stress on the body, according to industry experts.

science short

High-fibre diet & vitamin A combine to keep allergies at bay

Sticking to a high-fibre diet has been shown to instruct the immune system to tolerate foods like peanuts that can set off serious allergies, research has shown.

opinion poll

Brexit vs Bremain: How would you vote?

The moment has come. After much debate the UK will have its EU referendum this Thursday. The question: 'Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?'...

‘A watershed moment for the industry’: ESSNA welcomes Commission sports nutrition report

The European Commission’s report on sports nutrition is a welcome ‘milestone’ which puts an end to more than a decade of regulatory uncertainty, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA)...

Barley keeps 'bad cholesterol' at bay & lowers heart disease risk: Review

Eating barley appears to significantly reduce levels of two types of 'bad cholesterol' associated with cardiovascular risk, a review suggests.

Dementia fear is creating an industry of products we don’t need: Which? report

Supplement and app companies are preying on the public’s fears about dementia and making claims they cannot back up, according to a scathing report from UK consumer watchdog Which?.

Not so fast: First fasting supplement takes cautious approach to claims

Start-up Nowrish has launched the first fasting supplement - a mix of vitamins, minerals and herbs formulated to support the body’s cleansing, immune, digestive and energy production systems during periods...

Is melatonin a lost cause? Czech Republic lists banned ingredients

The Czech Republic has banned melatonin as a food supplement ingredient as part of a decree laying out prohibitions and restrictions for over 100 substances.

ASA ruling

Health claim fail: ASA gives UK smoothie firm rough ride

For the second time in 13 months Juice Garden has been pulled up by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making unauthorised health claims.

MEPs vote to veto 4 caffeine health claims

The European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee (ENVI) has adopted a last-minute motion that could see four controversial caffeine claims vetoed in a move the energy drink sector warns...

'When the price is low you should be suspicious.'

Action needed to curb boswellia adulteration: QC analyst

Boswellia serrata adulteration remains a major problem in the EU and elsewhere and responsible players need to do more to identify fraudulent material and actors, an expert has said.

ASA puts maca claims to bed following Facebook fallout

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned a Facebook user not to repost claims that a Multi-Maca supplement could up sperm count for men and enhance fertility for women....

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