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Caffeine taken during training and even in small doses may boost sports performance: Researcher

Caffeine in small doses and during training may boost performance

Sophie Killer

Doctoral researcher in exercise metabolism and performance nutrition

Already one of the most widely-used stimulants in sport, recent research suggests there may be greater scope for caffeine to be used in a wider range of sports as well as during exercise, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.

Published: 24-Jul-2014

Sainsbury's listings at 19, a sports drink launch at 24: Overly entrepreneur on guessing Justin King's email and casting off wide-eyed innocence

Sainsbury's listings at 19, sports drinks at 24: Overly comes of age

Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly. This is Chris’s story…

Published: 10-Jul-2014

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Dr John Wilkinson

Consultant and EU Novel Foods expert

Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU Novel Foods laws come to fruition, according to a UK-based expert.

Published: 25-Jun-2014

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Professor John Cryan

Chair and head of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience - University College Cork, Ireland

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more than five years.

Published: 05-Jun-2014

Sweet innovation? Candy makers are sticking to what they know, says Euromonitor

Candy innovation: Miniature, flavors but little on health, Euromonitor

For the most part, confectioners have continued to innovate in known areas like flavor, product size and packaging rather than innovating for health, says Euromonitor International.

Published: 26-May-2014

EC gives thumbs up to €6m PlantLIBRA botanicals project. But will there be more?

EC gives thumbs up to €6m PlantLIBRA botanicals project. But will there be more?

Dieter Brigitta, at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in the EC

Research programme officer - Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

As the EU’s ambitious €6m PlantLIBRA project to further botancials science drew to a close this week at a congress in Vienna, we asked the European Commission about the project’s relative merits – and whether a ‘mark 2’ was on the cards.

Published: 15-May-2014

Ingredia: Chia oil to boil bigger storm in Europe thanks to claims

Ingredia Benexia omega-3 chia oil: EFSA approval will boil storm

Europe's rubber stamp on Ingredia’s Benexia chia oil, expected in June, will heat up appeal even more, claims its global director.

Published: 14-May-2014

EU chia oil approval will open up 'limited' dairy use: Ingredia

EU chia oil approval will open up 'limited' dairy use: Ingredia

Aurélie Vromaine

Product Manager - Ingredia Nutritional

The passing of European legislation on the use of omega-3 rich chia oil will open up the use of trendy chia in dairy products, Ingredia Nutritional believes.

Published: 13-May-2014

Don't focus simply on Neomil 1 infant formula caesarean claims: Rontis

Don't focus simply on Neomil 1 infant formula caesarean claims: Rontis

Zoe Konstantinidou

Product Manager, Nutrition Division - Rontis

Rontis has urged potential distributors not to focus entirely on the claim that its Neomil 1 product is the "best choice" infant formula for babies born by caesarean section.

Published: 12-May-2014

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

Nick Henson

Associate director - International Food Network (IFN)

Nick Henson is the Reading-based associate director at the International Food Network (IFN), a key player in the EU’s new multi-million euro, multi-partner Metabolic Syndrome-battling project, PATHWAY-27 , that has health claim victories trained in its sights.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Lauren Bandy

Ingredients Analyst - Euromonitor International

Functional confectionery has made only small gains since approval of Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim but opportunities exist for premiumized chocolate products, says a Euromonitor analyst.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

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

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