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Unilever revamps margarine packaging to promote active plant ingredients

Unilever revamps margarine packaging

Unilever has partnered with Design Bridge design agency to change its Flora ProActiv spread packaging to promote a premium, healthy lifestyle message.

Published: 05-Dec-2016

Link to causality: Industry needs to up prebiotic & probiotic efforts

Eran Segal

Data Scientist - Weizmann Institute

Clinical trials investigating the effects of prebiotics and probiotics on the microbiome have to move from an association to causation if the market is to evolve in the long-term.

Published: 10-Nov-2016

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

Olivier Rigaud

CEO - Naturex

The world’s biggest supplier of botanical extracts, Naturex, is on track to meet the targets of its growth strategy Bright2020 which aims to see 10% of sales coming from new products, according to CEO Olivier Rigaud.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Dr Jeff Bland: ‘The future of dietary supplements is to marry itself into this scientific wellness revolution’

Dr Jeff Bland: ‘The future of dietary supplements is to marry itself into this scientific wellness revolution’

Technological advances, from genomic testing to real-time data collection from wearables, will open up new opportunities for dietary supplements as wellness moves from a disease-centric to a health-centric model, says Dr Jeffrey Bland.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

With athletes in mind, Glanbia partnered with Wisconsin-based PoppingFUN for a new confectionary-inspired delivery format for iron supplements.

Published: 25-Oct-2016

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

A streamlined test for omega-3 levels in the blood will help consumers better understand this crucial risk factor, the test’s developer says.

Published: 21-Oct-2016

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Stealth carrots and vegetable ingredients

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

Published: 28-Sep-2016

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

Henrik Schmidt

VP & GM Oat Ingredients - Tate & Lyle

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has officially opened its expanded capacity at its manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Published: 23-Sep-2016

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Darren Spiby, Joy Thomas

CEO, Business technical development manager - Cornelius

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

Published: 06-Sep-2016

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Consumers are confused over the healthiness of saturated fats, worried about chemical contaminants in processed oils and turned off by labels cluttered with additives to extend shelf and fry life. So what are the options? At this year’s IFT, FoodNavigator spoke to oil and fat experts who discussed the different ways they are approaching this.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s the remedy? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson caught up with ‘Bad Science’ author Dr Ben Goldacre to find out…

Published: 29-Jul-2016

Macronutrient upgrade: Protein-infused food looks to enhance form & function

Macronutrient upgrade: Protein-infused food looks to enhance form & function

Alexander Kottke

Analyst - Euromonitor

Mars’ decision back in May to infuse larges dose of protein into its bestselling Snickers and Mars chocolate bars signalled to many that protein consumption had hit the mainstream sector.

Published: 21-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Tal Korem

Professor - Weizmann Institute of Science

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

Published: 15-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Nard Clabbers

senior business developer, personalised nutrition and health - TNO

The progress of personalised nutrition is being hampered by the food industry’s ‘lack of trust and transparency,’ in product composition and effects on health.

Published: 13-Jul-2016

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

Peter Res

head of nutrition, AFC Ajax - AFC Ajax

Fine-tuning professional athletes using genetic testing and microbiome analysis may well be the next step in personalised sports nutrition, according to a nutrition expert.

Published: 12-Jul-2016

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it will be soon, says Dutch entrepreneur and founder of Seamore.

Published: 16-Jun-2016

Whole, natural fiber works best to protect gut mucosal layer, researcher says

Whole, natural fiber works best to protect gut mucosal layer

Dietary fiber plays an important role in protecting the gut’s mucosal layer, according to research presented at the recent Probiota Americas event.

Published: 10-Jun-2016

Breast milk seen as source of prebiotic ingredients

Breast milk seen as source of prebiotic ingredients

Human breast milk is a novel source of interesting prebiotic candidates, attendees at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event were told.

Published: 08-Jun-2016

How to make supplement packaging sexier

How to make supplement packaging sexier

Jeff Hilton

Co-founder - BrandHive

Supplement players need to make their packaging sexier if they are to bat off competition from encroaching healthy food and drink products, says marketing expert.

Published: 01-Jun-2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Dr David Kennedy

director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre - Northumbria University

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

Published: 27-May-2016

GOED on doubling EFSA’s omega-3 recommendation

GOED on doubling EFSA’s omega-3 recommendation

Adam Ismail

Executive director - Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED)

In April this year the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) published its first recommendation for EPA and DHA, as an attempt to wade in and bring unity to divergent nutrition advice.

Published: 26-May-2016

Carrot vs. stick: What’s the key to securing a sustainable omega-3 supply?

The key to securing a sustainable omega-3 supply

With around 20-25% of global wild caught fish used for fish meal and fish oil production, environmental certification schemes like Friend of the Sea (FoS) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have been putting increasing pressure on the omega-3 sector to improve stock management. The incentive? Brand value and appealing eco-labels. Yet with the majority of omega-3 still non-certified, some have asked whether this soft incentivisation approach is enough to secure real market change.  

Published: 26-May-2016

Large-scale plant cultivation could answer call for omega-3 sustainable source

Large-scale plant cultivation could answer call for omega-3 sustainable source

Andrew Hebard

President & CEO - TCI

The pursuit of alternative omega-3 fatty acid sources that are closer biologically to omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in fish oils remains a key industry challenge.

Published: 24-May-2016

Mass-market future for protein chocolate after Mars and Snickers launches?

Protein chocolate set for mass-market after Mars & Snickers launches?

Protein experts at leading nutraceutical trade fair Vitafoods consider if protein chocolate has mainstream appeal.

Published: 19-May-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

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