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Reckitt Benckiser-Schiff: Another giant jumps into nutra space

UK-based consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser told NutraIngredients today, “nutrition had been on its radar for awhile”, as it plunged $1.4bn (€1.09bn) to outbid German pharma firm Bayer for the US’s second...

DuPont on EU probiotic health claim ban: “Mention specific strains”

Giant of probiotic supply, DuPont, is not afraid to admit its European business has been altered by the rejection of probiotic health claims under the EU nutrition and health claims...

December 14, 2012: EU health claims doomsday? Er, not really…

For years, probiotics and other sections of the food industry have supposedly been dreading the implementation of despised EU health claims laws.

'Our probiotic science will lead to an EFSA health claims approval': DuPont VP of marketing

Recent studies using DuPont’s HOWARU strain combination, combined with a better understanding of ‘the rules of the game’, will lead to positive health claims in Europe, DuPont’s Scott Bush has...

Probiotics may help cut body fat levels: RCT data

Daily probiotic yogurt consumption may improve energy metabolism and reduce body fat levels by up to 4%, say results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind cross-over clinical trial in Canada.

‘Probiotics’ term to go after December 14, 2012?

The probiotics sector is at different stages of readiness, and embracing different approaches, to EU health claim laws that appear to rule the very word ‘probiotic’ a non-authorised, implied health...

Ganeden BC30 strain shows potential against C. diff: Mouse study

Supplements containing the GanedenBC30 ingredient may reduce the recurrence of C. difficile-induced infection, according to a study with lab mice.

Study backs multispecies probiotic for constipation

Consumption of a multispecies probiotic mixture is effective in reducing constipation during pregnancy, suggests new research.

King’s College backs probiotic at gastroenterology conference

Research backing the gastrointestinal potential of a multi-strain probiotic-fibre product is being presented at United European Gastroenterology Congress in Amsterdam today – a rare speaking opportunity at a medical-focused event...

Special edition: Immune support

Immune sector in rude health despite regulator attacks

Foods, drinks, botanicals and other food supplements that boost the immune system have been one of the best performing functional sectors since, well, the birth of functional foods and supplements.

Probiotics on course for profound growth in the UAE

Research by Euromonitor has revealed that pre- and probiotics have been continually attracting new consumers in the United Arab Emirates, with growth becoming consistently strong across the segment.

Guest article

EU immunity health claims: Reformulate or reposition to win growth

Europe’s new health claim laws are the strictest in the world, with only the most strongly backed nutrient-health associations permitted on-product and whole sectors enraged about stripped comms tools. But...

Merck and Chr Hansen jointly submit probiotic allergy health claim

German pharma giant Merck has teamed with probiotics ingredients player Chr Hansen in a bid to win the European Union’s first probiotic health claim.

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

With predicted growth of 15 to 20% imminent, probiotics in China and South Asia are destined for big things. But, according to Russell Ward, research director of food analyst Giract,...

Study uncovers region's strong probiotic potential

As markets for probiotics in Europe and North America come under pressure, a new study from Giract opens the lid on the industry’s prospects for growth in Asia.

Probiotics can battle stressed student colds: Study

A blend of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (BB-12) reduced the duration of common colds among typically stressed out students, US researchers have found....

DSM eyes more buys (probiotics, herbals?) as it seeks complete nutrition portfolio

Growth in DSM’s human and animal nutrition cluster is set to continue after the company this morning indicated an ongoing commitment to broadening its portfolio and did not rule out...

EFSA rejects two new 13.5 claims on ‘transit’ and ‘vaginal moisture’

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected two health claims dossiers for food supplements that claim to ‘improve transit’ and ‘reduction of vaginal dryness’.

Gut bacteria play key role in fat absorption: Study

The presence of certain gut microbes is linked with better digestion and absorption of dietary fats, according to new research that suggests modifying gut bacteria could help to battle malnutrition...

Symrise adds probiotics to portfolio with Probi stake

The CEO of Swedish probiotics specialist Probi says the 11.8% stake taken by German flavours, fragrances and nutrients house Symrise will give it, “more marketing and R&D muscle”.

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

India’s nascent probiotic market is expected to grow at 11% till 2016, but only if manufacturers are able to increase the awareness about these products locally.

Special edition: Oral health

Probiotics’ oral health potential gathers pace

Probiotics are not only about gut health. The friendly bugs have also been touted to become the next blockbuster functional ingredients in gum and mints by Euromonitor. But which strains show...

Profits dip 11% at Swedish probiotic firm (sans Nestlé deal)

Pre-tax,half-year profits fell 11% to €4.54m at Swedish probiotics player BioGaia as distribution deals were modified or terminated.

Probiotics ban leads to marketing revolution

Probiotic yogurt brands and supermarket own-label equivalents are leading a revolution in marketing of these products in advance of a ban, which comes into effect in December.

EFSA beats off more Lactobacillus probiotic claims

The most researched group of probiotic strains – Lactobacillus – has been delivered yet another blow by the EU’s central science agency, which rejected digestive and vaginal health claims for...