All news articles for June 18, 2015

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m


Israeli ingredients firm Frutarom has acquired New Zealand-based fruit ingredients company Taura Natural Ingredients Holding Ltd for about US$70m, the company has said.

Probiotic drinking yoghurts have been hit by the EU ban on probiotic marketing

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6


The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and that’s just drinking yoghurt. Other formats have also been hit.

Adding immune minerals and vitamins slowly and gradually undermines the credibility of and trust in a brand for something like probiotics, says HealthyMarketingTeam president

Special edition: Immune support

Easy-win immune claims are vampires on tricky co-ingredients

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Adding in ingredients like vitamin C to make legal immune health claims may sell products short term, but this sucks the blood from more challenging ingredients like probiotics and botanicals, says a marketing expert.

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

Special edition: Immune support

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

By Stephen Daniells

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.3 billion in 2013 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this growing sector. 

Glanbia focuses on sports with new product launches in Geneva

Focus on sports nutrition

By Nicholas Robinson

Glanbia Nutritionals launched several endurance-boosting and high-protein products at last month’s Vitafoods Europe show in Geneva.

Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation

BNF: Iodine is one to watch

By Judy Buttriss

Recent media coverage about historical iodine levels in organic milk (according to Dairy UK, feed is now supplemented) was a reminder that milk and dairy foods provide about 40% of dietary iodine, another major source is seafood.

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