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Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

By Guy Montague-Jones

Three deaths from nitrite tainted milk in China show that the country still has some way to go to clean up its dairy industry. One of the authors of a new study1 on the 2008 China melamine milk scandal explains what has gone wrong and what reforms are...

From blood to eye lutein bioavailibility differs due to its form and in transit, says professor Norkus

Lutein: The eyes have it - or do they?

By Shane Starling

It is well known that free lutein has greater bioavailability than its esterified cousins. Here professor Edward Norkus, PhD, from the Montefiore Medical Center, New York City explains just why that is the case for the eye health nutrient.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

A healthy immune system is proving difficult to define. Is this man's system healthy?

EFSA gut/immune health meeting

ERNA: EFSA must clarify ‘boundaries of immune normality’

By Shane Starling

The high rate of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) immune health health claim rejections is likely to continue unless parameters of a well-functioning immune system can be defined, according to a Brussels-based industry group.

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EFSA gut/immune health meeting

Health claims: Is the idea of disease risk factors, itself diseased?

By Shane Starling

Differentiating between disease risk factors and disease reduction in the way that the 2006 nutrition and health claim regulation does is too arbitrary and needs revision, according to a German nutrition professor. But if such a change is needed, who...

NDA panelist: Restoring the immune sytem could yield claims

EFSA gut/immune health meeting

NDA panelist offers restored immune system claims hope

By Shane Starling

Restoring a suppressed immune system to full-function could win a health claim, EFSA health claim panelist, Henk van Loveren said at last week’s gut/immune health meeting in Amsterdam.

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