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Neotame proposed as 'bitter blocker' for functional foods

Neotame proposed as 'bitter blocker' for functional foods

Recently approved under the EU sweeteners directive, neotame could be used to mask the strong taste of vitamins and minerals in functional foods - as well as more traditional uses in sweet foods, according to its European distributor.

One day to Vitafoods - a word from the organisers

One day to Vitafoods - a word from the organisers

One day to go until Vitafoods opens it's doors in Geneva. Event director Chris Lee gives a glimpse at last minute preparations, and what will be hot at this year's show. Snail syrup... you heard it hear first.

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

By Stephen Daniells

Analysts predict that cognitive health is set to become one of the hottest areas of the functional food, beverage and supplement industries. Experts from across Europe are taking the stage at Vitafoods to present where we stand on mental health.

Vitafoods investigates health claims

Vitafoods 2010

Vitafoods investigates health claims

As the drama surrounding the European Union health claims system thickens, Vitafoods hosts a day-long seminar that will unpick key issues from marketing practices to the drug/food borderline to legal and consumer perspectives of healthy food and supplement...

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

By Guy Montague-Jones

Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's...

Nutrient science is not black and white, says CRN

Nutrient science is not black and white, says CRN

By Shane Starling

The Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have similar criteria in place when it comes to evaluating health claim-backing evidence – both prefer human intervention trials.

Martek reaps regulatory omega-3 benefits

Martek reaps regulatory omega-3 benefits

By Shane Starling in Brussels

DHA omega-3 is one of the few ingredients to benefit from the European Union nutrition and health claims process so far, and Martek's VP of regulatory affairs, Rodney Gray, looks at developments in other regulatory changes that have affected the...

Mathioudakis solves the case of the “missing claims”

Mathioudakis solves the case of the “missing claims”

By Shane Starling

Basil Mathioudakis, the Head of the European Commission unit on Food Law, Nutrition and Labelling tells Shane Starling how it came to be that a whole batch of European Union health claims somehow got lost in the system.

Lack of established risk factors hampers research: Cantox

Lack of established risk factors hampers research: Cantox

By Shane Starling in Brussels

Cantox Health Science International’s Canadian-based, Food and Nutrition associate director, Kathy Musa-Velosa PhD, tells Shane Starling about how risk factors and biomarkers are being used as measures for disease reduction health claims.

Will nutrient profiles ever be confirmed?

Will nutrient profiles ever be confirmed?

By Jess Halliday

How usable are the health claims that have already been approved? First, companies need to see if there is any wiggle room around EFSA’s scientific language. Then, the thorny nutrient profiling is unclear. According to a food lawyer, if agreement can’t...

Slow progress on food labelling regulation

Slow progress on food labelling regulation

By Jess Halliday

Progress has been painfully slow in the discussions over the new food information regulation, says food lawyer Owen Warnock of Eversheds, and many of the same big issues are unsolved after two years of debate.

Krill oil – hope or hype for the omega-3 market?

Krill oil – hope or hype for the omega-3 market?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the nutrition industry’s big fish, and an emerging presence in the market is omega-3 sourced from krill oil. Stephen Daniells casts his net for opinions on the rise of krill oil.

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