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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....

Global project uses fruit by-product to boost food nutrient content

A fruit by-product could potentially enrich the nutrient content of popular foods as an international project looks to investigate its effect on taste and colour.

Sector to grow 40% by 2020

The world’s unquenchable thirst for energy drinks

Global sales of energy drinks hit €38.2 billion last year and will be worth €53.4bn in 2020 according to Euromonitor International, even as regulatory winds blow ill beneath the sector's wings. 

Veto motion tabled

MEPs brew final caffeine claims battle as approval beckons

A European Parliament motion to veto the Commission’s approval of four caffeine health claims could prove the final stumbling block on their long road to EU law books.

It’s official: Manufacturers can make sugar replacement claims

From 20th June, manufacturers will be able to claim a “lower blood glucose rise” when using non-digestible carbohydrates as sugar replacers, following the publication of a new article 13.5 claim in...

Public figure profile: Basil Mathioudakis

'EU food regulation is world's best': EC veteran on life after DG SANTE

After retiring last February as head of the European Commission’s DG SANTE food legislation unit, Basil Mathioudakis is spreading the world globally about the merits of the EU’s food and...

Supplement halts and reverses cognitive decline: Mouse study

A multi-ingredient food supplement has shown anti-ageing properties that may reduce brain cell loss.

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EFSA updating bioavailability of nutrients; seeks 'explicit definitions'

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will provide its first ‘explicit definition’ of nutrient bioavailability as part of an overhaul of guidance from its predecessor the Scientific Committee on Food...

Probiotic pick up: Probi to double sales with Nutraceutix acquisition

Probi has acquired US probiotic player Nutraceutix for a preliminary cash price of $105m (€92.41m), a move which takes the Swedish supplier’s US client base from just a handful of...

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Bitten: Long-awaited sugar replacement tooth claim enters EU law books

Almost three years after winning a positive EFSA opinion linking sugar replacement and tooth health, the claim has been written into EU law books.

Second krill player moves in on EU high dose opportunity

Rimfrost AS is the latest krill player to capitalise on a recent EU approval of high doses of the omega-3 ingredient, a move it hopes will inject life into an otherwise...

Guest article

Busted trust? What we didn’t see at Vitafoods Europe 2016

Yesterday the Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) outlined impressive innovation  at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva. Here HMT founder & expert consultant Peter Wennström outlines what was missing from Europe’s biggest healthy ingredients, supplements...

Micronutrient intake: New approach seeks to determine optimum levels

A new approach claims to better determine optimal micronutrient levels for different groups of consumers, opening up the possibility for personalising nutrition in the future.

Dextro: Claims could have been authorised with conditions of use

Dextro Energy glucose claims contest goes into extra time at ECJ

German firm Dextro Energy has taken the fight to use five EFSA-approved – but EC-rejected – glucose-based sports nutrition claims to the EU’s highest court.

The latest drink innovation – in pictures

Drink innovation has been at the forefront of product development over the last month.

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Bo & Pro gung-ho on no-dairy probiotic ice cream

Probi and food maker BoFood have inked a deal to use Probi’s probiotic strains in a vegetarian ice cream.

Fermented milk market set for open heart innovation: Review

Anti-hypertensive fermented functional dairy products using novel lactic acid bacteria have a big future, a review has found.

May 31 to June 2 2016, Chicago, Illinois. 270+ signed up

IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and...

Sensible? First supplement for smokers hits UK market

As the first supplement targeting smokers goes on sale in the UK, its maker is confident that sound scientific formulation will ensure the potentially controversial multivitamin complex stands up to...

Czech Republic moves to set nutrient profiles for food sold in schools

In the wake of the European Parliament's no vote last month, the Czech Republic has drawn up a draft decree to apply nutrient profiles on food sold and advertised in...

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