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Vitamin enhanced juice firm clearing hurdles

By Liza Laws

An Australian living in London has overcome an extraordinary set of challenges including Brexit, the pandemic and more recently a sharp rise in prices as a result of the war in Ukraine to keep his vitamin enhanced juice business thriving.

Asparagopsis is a common seaweed native to the waters of Tasmania and New Zealand. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with Australian company Sea Forest, Fonterra is looking at the potential Asparagopsis seaweed has in reducing methane in a grass-fed farming system.

Nestlé acquires majority stake in German start-up

Nestlé acquires majority stake in German start-up

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Nestlé Germany says it shares a “common path” with herb and spice manufacturer Ankerkraut, following the acquisition of a majority stake in the company earlier this month.

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Record sales for organic kombucha firm during pandemic

By Liza Laws

Equinox Kombucha started off being brewed in a kitchen in Calderdale, Yorkshire, after a couple of intrepid travellers returned from Asia wanting to bring the live culture and all its benefits with them.

Belgium’s Kreglinger enters the CBD market

Belgium’s Kreglinger enters the CBD market

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Belgium ingredients supplier Kreglinger has signed a distribution agreement with US cannabinoid (CBD) producer Averix Bio to supply European and UK markets.

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Swiss company launch pill that will help you wake up

By Liza Laws

A tablet to improve the natural waking up process has been launched by Swiss neutraceutical company, Galventa and has been designed to help night owls and shift workers feel more alert with ingredients being slowly released during sleep.

Kappa Bioscience to form vitamin K2 advisory board

Kappa Bioscience to form vitamin K2 advisory board

By Will Chu

Norwegian firm Kappa Bioscience is to form a "Blue Ribbon" Scientific and Medical Advisory Board made up of prominent scientists that will support and expand the knowledge base for vitamin K2.

Vegan vitamin D authorised in 22 new food categories

Vegan vitamin D authorised in 22 new food categories

By Lynda Searby

EU Regulation (EU) 2022/196, authorising the use of Lallemand’s Lalmin vitamin D yeast in 22 new food categories, has been published, following a favourable Opinion from EFSA in April 2021.