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Building for the future: DSM on lessons from Food Vision 2014

Building for the future: DSM on lessons from Food Vision 2014

Industry needs to ‘dramatically innovate’ if it is to come up with sustainable solutions to feed the world, says James Bauly of DSM, as he summarises his take away messages from the event.

Published: 22-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Published: 22-Jan-2014

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what their highlights from this year have been ... and a few predictions for what might be in store in the next 12 months.

Published: 23-Dec-2013

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

Laura Jones

Global food science analyst - Mintel

Consumers are looking for foods and drinks that influence how they feel, whether that’s a drink that helps them sleep, or an indulgent ice cream. Mintel’s global food science analyst Laura Jones explains.

Published: 10-Dec-2013

The European food industry: Health claims, recession and global competition

The European food industry: Health claims, recession and global competition

We gave the European food industry a check-up at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), talking with some of the industry's top ingredients players about EU health claims, economic recovery and how to remain competitive on a global stage.

Published: 05-Dec-2013

Can an ingredients giant be a true innovator? Yes we can, says Beneo chief

Can an ingredients giant be a true innovator? Yes we can, says Beneo chief

Matthias Moser

CEO - Beneo

Beneo CEO Matthias Moser, PhD, shares his vision of how a European ingredients giant stays ahead of the innovation curve, built on a bedrock of age-specific nutrient solutions – even if rising obesity and diabetes rates suggest there remains much work to do.

Published: 04-Dec-2013

Leatherhead’s top 3 new products at FiE

Leatherhead’s top 3 new products at FiE

Steve Osborn

Business Innovation Manager - Leatherhead Food Research

Mushroom salt reduction, award-winning algal flour and musical taste buds, Leatherhead takes us through the top three new products at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE).

Published: 28-Nov-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

Nestlé may have canned Jenny Craig, and regulators clamped down on the sector's claim-making, but weight management products are booming globally, especially in increasingly image driven emerging economies like India and Brazil. It has pushed beyond $150bn (€110m) in global sales this year (not including food supplements).

Published: 25-Nov-2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

Ruedi Duss

Global Business Manager - DSM Nutritional Products

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

Published: 25-Nov-2013

NDA Panel member on antioxidants: 'It's not over yet, but it's extremely difficult.'

NDA Panel member on antioxidants: 'It's not over yet, but it's extremely difficult.'

Professor Hans Verhagen

senior scientific advisor for nutrition and food safety - National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands

Antioxidants have had a tough ride in recent years, with a raft of negative opinions for health claims being dealt out by the European Food Safety Authority, but there is still hope, says Professor Hans Verhagen.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

Frank Jaksch

CEO - Chromadex

New ‘suspect alkaloids’ are finding their way into the controversial pre-workout supplement sector, and potentially dangerous products will continue to flourish in the marketplace while there is wider support from the industry, according to the CEO of Chromadex.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Radek Sali

CEO - Swisse Wellness

Premium products, mega-spend marketing, and global ambitions are driving growth for Swisse Wellness, says its CEO, days after inking a ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare giving it access to over 50 countries.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

Vast majority of food manufacturers want more from ingredients, says DSM

Vast majority of food manufacturers want more from ingredients, says DSM

Hans Christian Ambjerg

President - DSM Food Specialties

The vast majority of food manufacturers are open to a dialogue on how to get more from their ingredient supply chain, according to president of DSM Food Specialties Hans Christian Ambjerg.

Published: 24-Jul-2013

Aging consumer market is 'a massive opportunity' for the industry: Mintel

Aging consumer market is 'a massive opportunity' for the industry: Mintel

Laura Jones

Global Food Science Analyst - Mintel

With the global population of 'senior' consumers set to grow by almost 150 million in the next two years, there are massive opportunities for the food industry to target the older consumer, says Laura Jones of Mintel

Published: 12-Jun-2013

It pays to invest: Claim expert offers insights on the pitfalls of clinical trial design

It pays to invest: Claim expert offers insights on the pitfalls of clinical trial design

Investment for the design and running of clinical trials is a major expense for the industry, but taking shortcuts to reduce the initial investment needed can be very costly in the long-term, according to one expert.

Published: 11-Jun-2013

Food firms should encourage nutrient-rich diets for women: BNF

Food firms should encourage nutrient-rich diets for women: BNF

Food manufacturers should encourage women to eat nutrient-rich diets after the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) latest Task Force Report proved women’s diets before and during pregnancy can affect an infant’s health.

Published: 10-Jun-2013

Getting on with it: How a big US supplements maker adapts to major EU law changes

Getting on with it: How a big US supplements maker adapts to major EU law changes

Morgan Coghill

European account manager - Now International

US-based foods and supplements manufacturer, Now International, hasn’t sat on its hands since the EU’s new health claim laws kicked into play in 2008 – taking pre-emptive action to keep abreast of the new formulation and health claims landscape.

Published: 04-Jun-2013

Norwegian family fishing firm seeking omega-3 cod catch

Norwegian family fishing firm seeking omega-3 cod catch

Geir Wilhelm Wold

Managing director - Vesteraalens

Geir Wilhelm Wold is a Norwegian fisherman, just like his father and his father before him. But when cod catch waste began to bother him Wold bought the Norwegian fish retail brand Vesteraalens, landing a new role as an omega-3 supplier and product maker.

Published: 03-Jun-2013

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Olaf Häusler PhD

Pharmaceutical project and development manager - Roquette pharmaceutical and cosmetics business unit

French supplier Roquette is putting its R&D supplements facility up for rent by any party seeking to develop food supplements and food products – whether they are its own customers or not.

Published: 29-May-2013

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

Peter Zambetti

Global business development director, Capsugel; - Chairman, IADSA (International Association of Dietary Supplements Associations)

Quality control in the food supplements sector is an ongoing mission that remains top of the agenda at the group that most prominently represents both global and national players – IADSA - especially as new regions adopt GMP rules for the first time.

Published: 28-May-2013

Time for mandatory folic acid fortification to go truly global?

Time for mandatory folic acid fortification to go truly global?

Dr Klaus Kraemer

Director - sightandlife

Food fortification with neural tube defect (NTD)-reducing folic acid is mandatory in 75 nations, but concerns over cancer and other health issues mean Europe lags far behind  – a situation that needs to change and quickly, says DSM thinktank, sightandlife.

Published: 24-May-2013

In vitro data still has an important place in EFSA dossiers, says expert

In vitro data still has an important place in EFSA dossiers, says expert

Industry must not drop interest in mechanism focused, lab-based, in vitro studies in favour of chasing human trial data, according to Dr Charles Czank of Leatherhead Food Research who argues that both in vitro and in vivo data are vital for a health claim.

Published: 23-May-2013

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