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High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

Diana Cowland

Senior Analyst, Health & Wellness - Euromonitor International

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Dr David Katz

ddirector of Prevention Research Center. - Yale University

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according to a new review.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

Published: 11-Apr-2014

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel food and beverage ingredient in Europe, but first it must meet existing demands and cut prices, it said.

Published: 01-Apr-2014

Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

Michael Hiron

Commercial Manager, Lifestyle Nutrition - Volac

While the whey protein market has evolved from a "bodybuilding-only market" there are still myths associated with its past that the industry must "debunk," says Volac.

Published: 10-Mar-2014

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Mike Greene

Former CEO and owner - HIM!

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.

Published: 20-Feb-2014

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s time to get personal…

Published: 23-Jan-2014

‘Shrink it and pink it’? Women deserve better, says UK sports nutrition firm

‘Shrink it and pink it’? Women deserve better, says UK sports nutrition firm

Daniel Herman

Director and founder - Bio-Synergy

Putting a male-oriented sports nutrition product into a petite, pink package is a lazy way to meet female needs, says a leading UK firm which is going about things a little differently.

Published: 03-Dec-2013

Arsenal FC nutritionist: ‘Food supplements have a big part to play.’

Arsenal FC nutritionist: ‘Food supplements have a big part to play.’

James Collins

Sport and exercise nutritionist - Arsenal Football Club

James Collins, bespoke nutritionist at Arsenal Football Club and with other elite athletes, says food supplements and sports nutrition products are highly important to top athletes - so important their use is now near-on ubiquitous.   

Published: 02-Dec-2013

FIE 2013: FoodNavigator team round-up

FIE 2013: FoodNavigator team round-up

Our team of journalists is back in the office after three very busy days at FIE. In this final round-up podcast, we share our thoughts on the show.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Carbery link 'enabled us to become experts' in sports nutrition flavoring: Synergy

Carbery link 'enabled us to become experts' in sports nutrition flavoring: Synergy

John Godwin

Commercial Director in Europe - Synergy

Synergy's close working relationship with its parent company, Irish whey protein manufacturer Carbery, has enabled it to become an "expert” in developing flavor profiles ideal for sports nutrition products, the company's commercial director for Europe told DairyReporter.com.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up - day two

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up - day two

FoodNavigator reporters joined 1000s scouring the show floor from the moment Europe’s biggest food ingredients show opened on Tuesday.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

Sinéad Doherty, PhD

Founder - AnaBio Technologies

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at cost-effective prices.

Published: 20-Nov-2013

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up – day 1

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up – day 1

FoodNavigator reporters joined 1000s scouring the show floor from the moment Europe’s biggest food ingredients show opened yesterday morning.

Published: 20-Nov-2013

Could working with an ingredient distributor drive innovation?

Could working with an ingredient distributor drive innovation?

Michel Faes

EMEA technical manager, food and nutrition techical centre - IMCD

Specialty ingredients distributor IMCD says that working with a distributor, rather than individual suppliers, allows food companies to tap into application-driven expertise - beyond their own R&D capabilities.

Published: 20-Nov-2013

Food firms get aid for brain claims

Food firms get aid for brain claims

Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) is working on a project to support food and drink processors seeking to make cognitive performance claims for their products.

Published: 04-Oct-2013

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director - Unilever

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Published: 24-Sep-2013

'Long and tortured' Asean harmonisation process making steady progress

'Long and tortured' Asean harmonisation process making steady progress

Dato' Dr Rajen M

Chief executive - Holista Colltech

This time last year, the Southeast Asian nations of Asean set out to create the single largest regulatory framework for dietary supplements in the world. We spoke to Dato' Dr Rajen M, who has been advising on Malaysia's position, to give us an update on the framework.

Published: 06-Sep-2013

Confectionery ‘a new way to control weight’ claims Carmit Candy

Confectionery ‘a new way to control weight’ claims Carmit Candy

Adrian Sagman

vice president of international sales and marketing - Carmit Candy

Confectionery is a novel way to control your weight, according to private label firm Carmit Candy which has just launched a weight management chocolate wafer bar.

Published: 17-May-2013

Cranberry EU medical devices winner: ‘We will never focus on food supplements’

Cranberry EU medical devices winner: ‘We will never focus on food supplements’

Medical Brands

CEO - Maikel Hendriks

The Dutch start-up Medical Brands is finding success with cranberry products that have won UTI and vaginal treatment claims via the EU medical devices directive.

Published: 16-May-2013

Chocolate an ‘amenable’ probiotic delivery vehicle, says DuPont

Chocolate an ‘amenable’ probiotic delivery vehicle, says DuPont

Scott Bush

vice president of marketing - DuPont Nutrition & Health

Chocolate is a strong carrier for probiotics and could present an opportunity for brand manufacturers to introduce products to improve gut health, according to supplier DuPont.

Published: 15-May-2013

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Emmanuel Saurat

Lawyer - Sidley Austin

Aggrieved companies and  trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a Brussels-based legal expert.

Published: 22-Apr-2013

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

Jamie Rice

research and marketing director - RTS

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

Published: 21-Mar-2013

Supplier’s view: What are the keys to success in the Middle East?

Supplier’s view: What are the keys to success in the Middle East?

Diederiek Martens

Technical export manager - Zeelandia

Zeelandia is a Dutch bakery ingredients supplier with more than 20 years’ experience in the Middle East. FoodNavigator asks about the challenges it has had to overcome to achieve market success in the region.

Published: 28-Feb-2013

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