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What can you do in the face of a ‘flawed’ omega-3 research study?

How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement—and in the opinion of many...

Fat intake may play role in autoimmune flare-ups

The type of dietary fat we consumer could impact the severity and duration of autoimmune flare-ups, according to new research performed in mice.

EFSA health claim opinion

‘eye q’ omega-3 not bright enough for EFSA

A DHA/EPA/GLA omega-3 supplement will not improve a child’s reading ability, the EU’s central food science agency has ruled.

Damning fish oil sustainability report lacks ‘nuance’, says GOED

Comparing the sustainability of fisheries is important but this can miss subtle differences in stock health, Adam Ismail, the executive director of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s...

Arctic Nutrition makes formal US market entry with omega-3, protein ingredients from herring roe

Norwegian firm Arctic Nutrition AS has achieved market penetration with the formal launch in the US market of its Romega phospholipid omega-3 ingredient sourced from herring roe. The ingredient made...

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Korean player Daesang moves on EU omega-3 market

Korean food giant Daeseng wants to enter the EU omega-3 market and has applied for novel foods approval for an algae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Rimfrost says new concentrated krill oil ingredient injects innovation into stagnant category

Norwegian krill oil supplier Rimfrost AS says it is seeking to further differentiate krill oil from fish oil with the launch of a new ingredient concentrated for phospholipid content.

Over 1/3 of fish oil fisheries poorly managed: Report

Over one third or 3.5 million tonnes of fish stocks destined for fish oil supplements are ‘poorly managed’, a sustainability report of 24 fisheries has found. 

More than half of EU countries set to opt out of GM

Sixteen countries have requested to opt out of GM cultivation in Europe – but while the Commission says the opt-out clause is necessary for such a complex issue, campaigners are...

FMC set for Danish innovation centre boost

FMC Corporation will open a new European Innovation Center in Denmark next year,  creating a hub for its technical and material experts to improve product development.

2016 event to fill 4 halls

Expanded Vitafoods gets a content makeover

Refined sector content will define Vitafoods Europe in Geneva next year as the continent’s premier healthy ingredients and nutraceuticals show approaches its 20th birthday.

Special edition: Inside Europe’s food supplement markets

Q&A: Industry bodies lay down the law on key European issues

European food supplement groups share insights from the law to distribution to marketing and science in this Q&A on the €7bn European supplements sector, according to Euromonitor International.

New Zealand

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant in December. Campbell Berry-Kilgour, sales director of Seadragon, who hopes the facility will fill a definite...

Guest article

Omega-3s and cognition: dosage matters!

Yet another study questioning omega-3 efficacy has been picked up by the mainstream press. Why finger the nutrient when the dosage is all wrong? argues Adam Ismail, executive director of...

Gut bacteria play vital role in benefits and harms of different fats: Mouse data

The impact of different dietary fats on our health may be mediated by the changes the cause in our gut bacteria ecosystem, according to new research. 

Stop counting calories and start promoting nutritional value, urge researchers

When it comes to cutting levels of obesity-related heart disease and death, it’s time to stop counting calories, and start to make simple changes that improve the nutritional value of...

DSM files patent for ‘snail fever’ fighting omega-6

DSM has filed an international patent for a product it says could prevent or treat the parasitic condition schistosomiais.

Omega-3 could help support ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut

The omage-3 fatty acid EPA may help to support the growth and tolerance of probiotic bacterial strains in the human gut, according to new preliminary research.

Olympic Seafood awarded MSC eco-label for krill fishery

Norwegian krill oil and fish supplier Olympic Seafood, have been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing.

Cognitive Health Quiz: Do you know your DHA from your PhosphatidylSerine?

Do you know which ingredient has a FDA qualified health claim for reducing the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly? What percentage of the total carotenoids in...

Healthy fats make leaner kids, says study

Children who report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids are leaner and have lower body fat percentages than those who consume higher amounts of saturated fats, say researchers.

Kids with poor diets score poorly on cognitive tests: Finnish researchers

The worse the diet quality of children, the worse they score on cognitive tests - especially boys, research finds.

In the year 2020: Global nutraceuticals market to be worth €35bn; 7% annual growth forecast

Botanicals are the fastest growing nutraceutical ingredient class in a category being driven by ageing populations around the world, a report has found.

Fast food fever: Modern diets impact immune health of you and your kids

Modern ‘Western diets’ can lead to poor immune functioning and increased risk of inflammatory conditions, allergy, and auto-immunity, researchers warn.

Q2: Sales up, profits down at DSM Nutritional Products

The food and nutrition ingredients division of Dutch giant DSM has seen sales rise 16% to €1.247bn (US$1.37bn) in Q2 but profits slipped 6% amid ongoing pricing challenges on some vitamins....