Dietary supplements covered by health insurance, new moves
The U.S. Senate is taking new steps to ensure that vitamins,
minerals, herbs, and specialty supplements, like prescription
drugs, will be covered by health insurance plans.
S.Black introduces active ingredient for cosmetics
UK ingredients supplier S. Black Limited announced recently the
introduction of Ectoin from Merck KGaA, an active ingredient for
the cosmetic industry.
New products and intensive marketing to boost Ocean Spray
Product development, once a main force behind the company's
success, but recently a division lacking innovative fire, has also
received a major infusion of cash.
Zinc and antioxidants combat AMD
High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk
of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its
associated vision loss, US researchers report this week.
US nutrition bars fail label claims
More than 60 per cent of nutrition bars tested in a recent survey
failed to live up to their label claims, independent researcher
ConsumerLab.com reports this week
DMV USA opens state-of-the-art lactoferrin plant
Food technology company aLF Ventures, LLC, a partnership between
Farmland National Beef Packing Company L.P. and ingredients
specialists DMV USA, this week opened N-terminus, a new
multi-million dollar food safety research and development...
Consumers still confused about lactose intolerance
Results of a recent survey reveal that people in the United States
who have dairy digestive problems are still confused about their
NZ gov to end GMO trial ban
The New Zealand government will next week end a 16-month ban on new
"field" trials of genetically-modified organisms (GMO)
Breakfast bars should not replace breakfast, warns Commission
Breakfast bars could be a nutrition nightmare according to a survey
published this week by the Food Magazine, the printed publication
for the UK Food Commission.
Chocolate beats cholesterol
Diets high in flavonoid-rich cocoa powder and dark chocolate have a
favourable effect on LDL ("bad" cholesterol) when compared with
diets that limit or exclude other flavonoid sources.
Biotechnology - is overregulation its own enemy?
The last two decades have been the best of times and the worst of
times for biotechnology applied to agriculture and food, writes
FDF calls for common EU framework for functional claims
High quality, safe, wholesome food at affordable prices are the
aims of UK food manufacturers, the UK Food and Drink Federation
(FDF) stated this week when giving evidence to the independent
Policy Commission on Farming and Food.
GM labelling laws tighten up in Australia
Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Ministers meeting on
Wednesday approved stricter labelling for genetically modified
foods and a new food standard setting safe levels of
chloropropanols in soy and oyster sauces.
Coffee increases bone loss in elderly women
Bone loss in heavy coffee drinking elderly women may be greater
than their non-drinking friends, a new study suggests
Sensus expands inulin production
In response to increasing demand for Frutafit® inulin, Dutch
ingredients company Sensus is to expand its manufacturing capacity
in Roosendaal,The Netherlands.