SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements, Health & Nutrition - EuropeUS edition

Trends > Phood

Phood

Phood

The space between pharmaceuticals and food is getting smaller...and bigger

Nutricia withdraws paediatric products: 'Patient protection is of utmost importance'

Danone’s medical nutrition business Nutricia has recalled a batch of its Seravit nutrition product for hospitalised children in the UK and Ireland after it was discovered the products contained too...

The food supplement-pharma divide

Dutch court rules dosage can't turn a supplement into a drug

The Dutch supplements industry is celebrating a court ruling that sleep aid melatonin cannot be classed as a medicine if its dosage is above a certain threshold.

Comprehensive compendium given new searchable format

EFSA adds botanicals to interactive data warehouse

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) botanical interactive database will be fully up and running by early 2017, something one expert called a “great result”. 

Italy ponders high-dose vitamin reclassification

Italy could ban high-dose vitamin and mineral supplements after a nutrition committee recommended vitamin B12 (cobalamin) above 500 micrograms (ug) was medicinal.

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...

CHINA

Bamboo shoots may offer prebiotic potential

Newly identified polysaccharides from bamboo shoots have the potential to be used as functional ingredients by industry, say researchers.

298 studies reviewed

Omega-3 intake map shows vast deficiencies & health risks

A new world map of omega-3 levels shows consumption is too low to prevent cardiovascular and cognitive health issues, in many places.

ANH: UK Court gives MHRA 'firm rap across the knuckles'

UK court ruling spells trouble for glucosamine

The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that glucosamine products above 1500 mg can be sold as food supplements, but has urged the UK medicines agency to look at the matter.

Nuclear safety: Popping iodine pills could spark ‘misinformed panic’

Following reports that the Dutch and Belgian governments are to increase distribution of iodine pills as a nuclear safety precaution, a leading iodine expert warns of the dangers of self-medication...

INTERPOL crack down: DNP & nutrition products among 12.2m products seized

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has seized 12.2 million products as part of its 103-country Operation Pangea IX to crack down on the black health market.

Researcher: 'Lutein could be more important than vitamin C.'

Lutein shows brain health promise beyond ‘Alzheimer’s of the eye’

Eye health nutrient lutein may be even more important for brain function, a congress has heard.

IRONMAN: Mineral tough enough to help heart failure sufferers?

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is investing £1.7m (€2.16m) in a multi-centre intervention study to determine whether iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure. 

Preloaded: Medical macro-nutrients show diabetic benefits

The first clinical study testing medical nutrition therapy as a treatment for gestational diabetes has yielded positive results for Swedish biotech firm Indevex, demonstrating that its patented ‘Preload’ macro-nutrient blend...

Nestlé invests €9m in microbiome research

Nestlé and Imperial College London (ICL) are kicking off their new nutritional science partnership by investigating how fibre consumption can improve metabolic health, mental performance and digestive health in seniors.

News in brief

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.

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...

Special edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 hits €28bn in 2015 – growth predicted

The global omega-3 finished product market was worth €28 billion in 2015 and is set for pan-sector growth in the coming years to add €5bn by 2018, despite sustainability and scientific challenges.

Infant formula marketing: The Lancet calls for total social media ban

Respected British medical journal The Lancet says global infant formula marketing regulations need tightening – including a complete ban on social media channels.

‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR

The Italian advertising standards body has pulled up Forsamax, a supplement for treating erectile dysfunction, for misleading advertising - providing further proof that the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation...

NSF brings its DNA supplement testing services to Europe: 'We want to assist EU regulators'

European authorities and food supplement companies now have access to next generation DNA test methods that can establish whether supplements actually contain the botanical ingredients declared on the label, as...

dispatches from vitafoods 2016

IPA 'rebirth' sees probiotic membership surge

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has seen a membership swell this year as old faces return and new faces come on board.

News in brief

Kaneka reworks Ubiquinol CoQ10 amid counterfeit concerns

CoQ10 leader Kaneka has re-worked its Ubiquinol branded CoQ10 heart, immunity, skin and energy nutrient in response to it “increasingly being imitated by fake products of inferior quality.”

Spanish company files for mastitis probiotic health claim

The Spanish firm Biosearch Life has filed for a health claim linking a probiotic strain with the reduced risk of painful inflammation of the breast during breastfeeding.

Probi makes medical moves with its largest distribution deal to date

Swedish probiotic supplier Probi has signed its largest distribution agreement to date in an 18-country deal with French pharmaceutical firm Ipsen.

Key Industry Events