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Convenience and indulgence the secret to pacesetting confectionery sales

Launches from Hershey, Mondelez and Nestlé were among the top 100 bestselling new food and drink items in 2012 having filled consumer needs for convenience, indulgence and functionality, according to...

Omega-3 ethyl esters may make blood vessels more elastic: Study

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids in the ethyl ester form may reduce the stiffness in arteries and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people, says a new study...


The hunt for that ‘added extra’: Pushing beyond a health claim

The health-conscious yet frugal consumer is increasingly difficult to convince, even when presented with a plethora of health and nutrition claims on pack. So, just how can manufacturers prompt that...


Omega-3 bread: Health claims, sources and dosage gives a snapshot of the omega-3 bread market and unearths the best source of omega-3, the claims bakers can make on products and how much you need to have...

Omega-3s for clot prevention: EPA for men, DHA for women?

Men and women may benefit from different types of omega-3 fatty acid supplements to reduce their risk of stroke or heart attacks linked to blood clots, says a new study...

Omega-3 brain health claim rejected in EU

The EU’s science agency has rejected a health claim submission linking omega-3 form EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and reduced risk of ADHD in kids.

Novotech gets patents on powdered omega-3s technology

Novotech Nutraceuticals has announced that it has been awarded both US and UK patents on its technology to produce powdered omega-3 ingredients.

German extraction plant can deliver healthy ingredients

Nateco2 has opened what it claims is the world's largest CO2 pressure extraction plant, which it says can extract a wide range of functional ingredients using high pressure CO2 extraction....

Seaweed is unexploited and brimming with prospects for snacks, says expert

Seaweed is an extremely nutritious yet unexploited food ingredient that holds huge prospects for snack makers, a research expert says.

Increasing omega-3 intake could slash mortality risk in older adults: Study

High consumption of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids might be associated with a lower risk of dying among older adults by as much as 27%, according to new research.

Tech company, shrimp processor form joint venture to process omega-3 oils from waste stream

Solutions4CO2 Inc., a Canadian company that develops ways  to process waste gas, water and biomass streams into high value nutraceutical co products, has entered into an agreement to develop a...

Omega-3 backed to boost immune response, not just battle inflammation: Study

Long chain omega-3 fatty acids may help to boost the immune system by enhancing the functioning of immune cells, according to new research.

Fish oil supplements show heart rate benefits: Meta-analysis

The heart health benefits of omega-3-rich fish oil may be linked to its ability to favorably influence the variability in heart rates, says a meta-analysis of 15 studies.

Omega-3 supply crisis is not just about Peru: DSM

DSM says the supply bottleneck in fish-sourced omega-3 that recently forced its own prices up 15%, is not confined to the dominant source – Peruvian anchovies.

Krill player launches sustainability scheme: 'You have to do more than is required'

Olympic Seafoods-owned krill player, Rimfrost, is trumpeting a new scheme that raises traceability levels in a sector that continues to suffer sustainability attacks despite independent sources calling the fishery one...

Eurozone blues? Not for young Irish ingredients player

Irish supplier Willows Ingredients has launched a UK-based European division to target smaller continental European markets and says the Eurozone economic problems are no barrier to growth.

South Korean OK for BASF's Scottish Omega-3 plant

South Korean regulators have cleared BASF to produce pharmaceutical grade omega-3 at its facility in Scotland.

EFSA health claims chief to share ‘magic recipe’ insights in Geneva

The chief of EFSA’s health claims panel will discuss where the agency stands on the topic in 2013, at this year’s Vitafoods conference and expo in Geneva in May.

Herring caviar omega-3 form wins Oz-NZ distribution

Norwegian herring-sourced omega-3 specialist Arctic Nutrition has inked a distribution deal in Australia and New Zealand with Pathway International.

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Should vegans and vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

If they don’t eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive...

Omega-3 supplements could prevent skin cancer: Study

Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.

Maternal omega-3 supplements reduce preterm birth risk: Study

Prenatal supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may help to cut the risk of preterm and low birth weight babies, says new study data.

GOED: Pharma is important for omega-3 but growing slowly

Pharmaceutical omega-3 products are important but will grow more slowly than some expect because of the long timeframe for drug approval, says the chief of the Global Organisation for EPA...

Fish oil supply crisis forces omega-3 price hike at DSM

DSM’s bulging lipid business has bumped fish-sourced omega-3 oil prices 15% as crude fish oil stock prices skyrocket in the face of increasing demands on global fisheries.

Battle of the omega-3 forms: Triglycerides, ethyl esters, or phospholipids?

As the number of omega-3 sources in the market increases, including fish, krill, squid, algae, and plant, suppliers are increasingly using the omega-3 form to differentiate their products. But where...

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