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Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

Glanbia ProTherma for protein in hot drinks

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday hot beverages. 

Published: 19-Sep-2017

VIDEO - There’s more mileage in mānuka: Major brand launches b2b ingredient firm

VIDEO - There’s more mileage in mānuka: Major brand launches b2b ingredient firm

New Zealand mānuka honey brand Manukora has launched a new firm to target b2b sales in the functional food and supplement space.

Published: 05-Sep-2017

WATCH: Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’

WATCH: Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’

The probiotics sector is forecast to soar by 23% in China to 2020 and even greater long-term growth beckons if the industry unites to better educate consumers and regulators.

Published: 11-Jul-2017

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer.

Published: 10-Jul-2017

VIDEO: Should we define dietary fiber on the basis of what it is or what it does?

Defining dietary fiber at the 2017 IFT show

Which ingredients should be classified as dietary fibers and why? Elaine Watson caught up with Dr Dennis Gordon from North Dakota State University (NDSU) at the IFT show in Las Vegas as the FDA considers petitions from suppliers of everything from inulin to gum acacia.

Published: 07-Jul-2017

Navigating disease claim currents especially tricky for probiotics, expert says

Navigating disease claim currents especially tricky for probiotics, expert says

Regulatory hurdles must be kept in mind when designing studies to support products. This is especially true in research on probiotics, an expert says.

Published: 29-Jun-2017

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather groups in Africa.

Published: 22-Jun-2017

There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

DuPont: There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

Published: 21-Jun-2017

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

Published: 20-Jun-2017

Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

DuPont Nutrition and Health explains study backing Howaru Shape

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition & Health found.

Published: 19-Jun-2017

Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

Science builds for probiotics' effects on depression symptoms

More studies looking at the link between a human’s microbiome and depression are underway. It’s not entirely a novel connection, according to Dr. Thomas Tompkins, research director at Lallemand Health Solutions, and there’s opportunity for probiotics to positively affect patients who are newly diagnosed with depression.

Published: 16-Jun-2017

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Dr Craig Rose

Managing Director - Seaweed and Co

Long considered a staple food in the Far East, seaweed and algae may finally be making gains in Europe with consumers eager to sample a nutritionally superior food with strong sustainable qualities.

Published: 24-May-2017

EU botanical health claims: Plant-based dialogue finally blossoming?

EU botanical health claims: Plant-based dialogue finally blossoming?

Patrick Coppens

Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs - Food Supplements Europe

European Commission work to achieve botanical health claim clarity may finally be on track after a seven-year delay, with a number of public and industry consultations reaching conclusion.

Published: 23-May-2017

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Shai Karlinski

VP Sales and Marketing - Anlit

Curcumin and omega-3 filled gummy bears and chews were on offer from Israeli children's supplement specialists, Anlit, at Vitafoods this year.

Published: 22-May-2017

Responsible fishing: Sustainably sourcing the marine’s treasure trove

Responsible fishing: Sustainably sourcing the marine’s treasure trove

Camiel Derichs

European Regional Director - Marine Stewardship Council

A growing demand for fully traceable sea-based products has placed the spotlight on the marine supply chain, encouraging retailers and manufacturers to further disclose their sourcing methods.

Published: 19-May-2017

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Dietary supplements formulated with highly bioavailable curcumin may allow for faster recovery after competition-level training, and blunt training-related decreases in performance , says new data presented at Experimental Biology 2017. 

Published: 27-Apr-2017

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment.

Published: 10-Apr-2017

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Industry interest in boosting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been increasing, with companies exploring the potential to boost levels for heart health or sports nutrition products.

Published: 24-Mar-2017

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Published: 22-Mar-2017

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough that researchers have approached the company to do a trial on HIV patients, a company officer said.

Published: 21-Mar-2017

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synthetic biology, or GMO 2.0 as some are calling it, has vastly more penetration in the marketplace than was previously believed. That’s the takeaway from the assembly of the first list of such ingredients.

Published: 17-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: Trust and ethics key to reaching consumer hearts and minds

FOODVISION: Trust and ethics key to reaching consumer hearts and minds

Erin Boyd Kappelhof

Managing Partner - Eat Well Global

Trusted sources of food and nutritional advice are being overlooked in preference to instant, real-time interactions with celebrities and bloggers, according to a communications expert.

Published: 14-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

Andrew Steele

Head of Product Development - DNAFit

Advances in DNA testing mean deeper insights can be made into how people use food for fuel, or how fast a nutrient is metabolised.

Published: 13-Mar-2017

Subscription snacking: How Love with Food is gathering consumer opinions through its products

Subscription snacking: How Love with Food is gathering consumer opinions through its products

Aihui Ong

CEO - Love with Food

Love with Food is a subscription service that allows food companies to gain consumer feedback on their products.

Published: 08-Mar-2017

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to one digital marketing expert.

Published: 07-Mar-2017