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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has reappointed its Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC) and Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) chairs.
Spanish food company, Ebro Puleva, has bucked the recession by registering a record first half result, with net profits surging 25 per cent to €98 million on turnover of €1.12 billion.
Danish biotech start-up, Fluxome, has moved to new premises in Copenhagen as it prepares to move into the poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) market in 2010 and expand into the US.
Wild has launched a blend of plant extracts to help chocolate manufacturers create antioxidant rich products without needing to buy special quality cocoa beans.
Lung cancer patients who were regular dietary supplement users prior to diagnosis may have better survival chances than non-users, says a new study from Norway.
Drinking five or more cups of green tea per day may reduce the risk of blood- and lymph-based cancers by about 50 per cent, says a new study from Japan.
Omega-3-rich fish oil beneficially affects gene expression, says a new nutrigenomic study that enhances our understanding of the health benefits of omega-3.
Tighter definitions will assist, but not resolve, issues surrounding the marketing and understanding of various fibre forms, according to a Tate & Lyle-penned editorial appearing in the June issue of...
A new review of studies on the nutritional content of organic and conventional produce has broadly concluded that there are no differences – but the investigators raise big concerns over...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found 10 forms of orotic acid, or vitamin B13, cannot be deemed safe, after conducting a review.
Relative newcomer to fish oil supply, Florida-based Originates has won hygiene approval from the European Union to sell its EssentiOmega ingredient across the bloc.
A daily supplement of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains may reduce the incidence of cold and 'flu-like symptoms in children by 50 per cent, says a new study from Danisco.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed the assessment of more than 500 vitamin and mineral dossiers it began scrutinising in 2005, with few surprises, and little reformulation required...
Daily supplements of L-carnitine during pregnancy may reverse the decline in the nutrient’s levels that occurs naturally during pregnancy, says a new study supported by Lonza.
Despite low levels of public awareness compared to western markets, functional foods and ingredients are finding growth in areas of India, as consumers switch on to the promise of healthier...
The UK’s FSA is seeking a new chair and an expert molecular biologist to join its Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP).
Polysaccharides from black tea may blunt the spike in sugar levels after a meal more than similar compounds from green and oolong tea, and offer potential to manage diabetes, says...
German ingredients supplier, BASF, is driving forward its developing world food fortification programme with new government and corporate partnerships and a “mini lab” to speed vitamin A fortification.
Combining sugar beet pectin and milk proteins could lead to the formation of core-shell systems for use as encapsulators or fat replacers, suggests new research.
Danone, the French dairy giant, will resubmit withdrawn gut and immunity probiotic health claims to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), after receiving guidance from the European Union’s head science...
A short-term, high-dose supplementation period with folate may reduce blood pressure, and improve other cardiovascular measures, suggests a small study from Italy.
NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the top nutrition research news every two weeks. This week we spill the beans on the potential of chocolate to lower blood pressure.
Industry has hit back at an article that appeared in the UK Guardian newspaper at the weekend which questioned the role of probiotics in nutrition.
Cutting back meat consumption is the new darling cause of pop stars. But if necessary environmental and health goals are to be achieved, the whole supply chain needs to be...
The Italian arm of Wyeth Consumer Healthcare is employing the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) logo on newly-launched probiotic products without authorisation of the Parma-based body.
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