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Snack Size Science: Hearing about folate’s benefits

Snack Size Science: Hearing about folate’s benefits

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how folate in green leafy vegetables and fortified flours may protect against hearing loss.

EFSA says yes to third of first Article 13.1 claims

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA says yes to third of first Article 13.1 claims

By Lorraine Heller

Around one third of the first batch of article 13.1 health claim applications have drawn positive opinions from EFSA. Professor Albert Flynn, the head of EFSA’s health claims assessment panel, tells NutraIngredients.com why some claims were favoured over...

Nestle’s thinking on brain health

Nestle’s thinking on brain health

By Stephen Daniells

Nestle is investing tens of millions of Euros in brain health. Dr Jeroen Schmitt, head of cognitive sciences at the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland explains why it's not naive to think that diet can boost mental development in our children,...

Snack Size Science: Soy’s promise for long-life

Snack Size Science: Soy’s promise for long-life

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at the potential of soy to slow the ageing process and extend lifespan.

EU health claim rules cast shadow over science kingdom

EU health claim rules cast shadow over science kingdom

By Shane Starling

The 2006 EU nutrition and health claims regulation is putting the brakes on the commissioning of trials to back claims, according to Cédric Bourges-Sevenier, PhD, general manager at French science and regulatory consultancy, Nutraveris.

DSM courts academia with Science Awards

DSM courts academia with Science Awards

By Shaen Starling

Manfred Eggersdorfer, director of research and development at DSM Nutritional Products, sat down with Shane Starling to discuss the value of open innovation and business/academia interaction after the 2009 DSM Science and Technology Awards in Switzerland...

Young nano scientist scoops €10,000 DSM award

Young nano scientist scoops €10,000 DSM award

Alexandra Teleki, PhD, yesterday won the southern section of DSM’s annual science awards for young European scientists, claiming a €10,000 prize above 11 other finalists for her nanotechnology research.

Could probiotics affect behaviour?

Could probiotics affect behaviour?

By Stephen Daniells

Increasing knowledge of how the gut and brain is opening up the possibilities for probiotics. At the 5th International Yakult Symposium in Amsterdam, Stephen Daniells met Professor John Bienenstock from McMaster University to find out where the current...

Inneov calls for cosmeceuticals claims clarity

Inneov calls for cosmeceuticals claims clarity

By Shane Starling

Inneov, the joint venture between Nestle and L’Oreal to develop beauty supplements, says regulatory clarity is needed in the area of beauty claims on non-topical beauty applications that in many cases fall between cosmetics and food law.

Summit shows EU health claims change not coming, says ERNA

Summit shows EU health claims change not coming, says ERNA

By Shane Starling in Brussels

Shane Starling met with Patrick Coppens, the secretary general of the European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA), after the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) article 13.5 and 14 health claim stakeholders meeting on Monday in Brussels.

EU health claims day 'fruitful': Chr Hansen

EU health claims day 'fruitful': Chr Hansen

By Shane Starling

The long-awaited meeting between the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and industry was 'fruitful', said industry representatives, and follows promises from EFSA for greater transparency and thoroughness in its health claim opinions.

Big hopes for EFSA’s big health claim day

Big hopes for EFSA’s big health claim day

Shane Starling reports from the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) much anticipated industry stakeholders’ meeting about health claims in Brussels today.

Super fruit expertise opens up super veggie potential

Dispatches from IFT

Super fruit expertise opens up super veggie potential

By Stephen Daniells

Expertise garnered from studying super fruit is opening up possibilities to make super veggies. NZ Plant & Food Research’s Karl Crawford tells Stephen Daniells how the recent merger between HortResearch and Crop & Food Research has opened up new...

Vitamin E tocotrienols' coming of age

Vitamin E tocotrienols' coming of age

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin E tocotrienols are dwarves in a land of tocopherols – the vitamin E giants. But the tocotrienol market is growing. Stephen Daniells talks to Lipid Nutrition’s John Kurstjens, and Carotech’s Sharon Ling, about entry to the market, the benefits...

E for emerging nutrient? The growth of vitamin E tocotrienols

E for emerging nutrient? The growth of vitamin E tocotrienols

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin E tocotrienols are slowing coming out of the shadow of tocopherols. Stephen Daniells talks to Dr Barrie Tan from American River Nutrition, about new sources of tocotrienols, new entrants to the market, and where the health benefits lie.

K for Kartilage? New health areas for vitamin K

Dispatches from Vitafoods

K for Kartilage? New health areas for vitamin K

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin K has been linked to bone, heart, and even prostate health, but could joint health and cartilage be next on the horizon for the unKnown vitamin? Stephen Daniells talks to Prof Cees Vermeer from VitaK, about raising awareness on vitamin K, dietary...

Glanbia guns for sports and infant nutrition market

Glanbia guns for sports and infant nutrition market

Chief operating officer at Glanbia Nutritionals Dr Raimund Hoenes sat down with Shane Starling at Vitafoods in Geneva and shared insights into some of the challenges the sub-division of the Irish dairy giant has faced since its inception two years ago...

The true cost of health claims and why patience is a virtue

Dispatches from Vitafoods

The true cost of health claims and why patience is a virtue

By Stephen Daniells

Are health claims dossiers really that expensive, and has the ‘wait and see’ approach to submitting dossiers won? Stephen Daniells speaks to Joerg Gruenwald, PhD, President of Analyze & Realize, about how much it costs to compile a dossier, and why...

Danone plays waiting game on health claims

Dispatches from Vitafoods

Danone plays waiting game on health claims

After taking part in a Pharmanager seminar at Vitafoods in Geneva, Dr Jean-Michel Antoine, a 30-year research and development veteran at Danone, tells Shane Starling why the French dairy firm has pulled three article 13.5 probiotic yoghurt claims from...

How the EU health claims process could impact US

How the EU health claims process could impact US

How will the new health claims system in Europe impact the state of play in the North American market? Lorraine Heller speaks to a leading international ingredients supplier about the potential marketing and regulatory implications.

Moving towards a cranberry PACs pact

Dispatches from Vitafoods

Moving towards a cranberry PACs pact

Julie Rosenborg, from Lallemand Health Ingredients, and Diana Naturals' Mathieu Besnard spoke with Shane Starling about some of the issues surrounding the proanthocyanidin content of cranberry and how the French urinary tract infection health claim...

Snack Size Science: Vitamin E and the quest for thick hair

Snack Size Science: Vitamin E and the quest for thick hair

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we consider if vitamin E from palm oil can help men with thinning and receding hair. Malaysian researchers suggest there’s potential for the vitamin in mane-maintenance.

NutraIngredients previews Vitafoods

NutraIngredients previews Vitafoods

By Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling

As the doors open on Vitafoods 2009 at PalExpo in Geneva this week, NutraIngredients’ Shane Starling and Stephen Daniells share their insights ahead of the Europe’s biggest nutraceutical event.

Snack Size Science: Fishing for powdered omega-3 salts

Snack Size Science: Fishing for powdered omega-3 salts

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredients’ Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we explore the potential of powdered omega-3 salts as a way of taking this big fish of the nutrition world into yet more products.

Textural analysis putting food into orbit, says SMS

Textural analysis putting food into orbit, says SMS

Stable Micro Systems (SMS) said that NASA's Space Food Systems laboratory, located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, has recently enlisted its TA.XTPlus texture analyser in order to ensure that astronauts are provided with food with...

Snack Size Science: The new kid in vitamin E town

Snack Size Science: The new kid in vitamin E town

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we consider the discovery of a new form of vitamin E in the peel of kiwifruit. Italian researchers reveal the furry little fruits secret nutrient content.

Finding the over-50s functional foods market

Finding the over-50s functional foods market

By Shane Starling

The over-50s have peculiar nutrition needs that, increasingly, are being catered to by functional foods makers as Shane Starling found out at a recent conference on the subject in Amsterdam.

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

By Shane Starling

Probiotics are best known for their digestive health benefits, but research is pointing to benefits in unexpected areas. Shane Starling met with Yakult’s Netherlands-based science manager, Dr Jia Zhao, after she spoke at a recent conference on functional...

Danone gives weight to satiety sector

Danone gives weight to satiety sector

By Shane Starling

Weight management is a big issue at Danone as Shane Starling found out when he spoke to the French dairy group’s manager of sensory and consumer science, Alexandra Boelrijk, after a recent conference on the subject in Amsterdam.

Health claim dossiers cost €5m, says DSM

Health claim dossiers cost €5m, says DSM

By Shane Starling from Amsterdam

DSM’s human nutrition corporate scientist, Wim Saris, spoke with Shane Starling recently after chairing a weight management and satiety conference in Amsterdam. He voiced his concern about spiralling health claim costs muzzling innovation.

Snack Size Science: The ABC - and D - of common cold control

Snack Size Science: The ABC - and D - of common cold control

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we look at the potential of vitamin D to prime the immune system and offer protection against colds and the flu: A ray of scientific sunshine on a dark winter day.

The need to build weight claim science

The need to build weight claim science

The Kerry Group’s director of sciences, clinical trials and statistics, Wim Calame, discusses the state-of-play in weight management science and health claims with Shane Starling at the 2009 satiety and weight management conference in Amsterdam.

What labelling scheme(s) should Europe allow?

Dispatches from FDF labelling debate

What labelling scheme(s) should Europe allow?

Debate is heating up about the best way to present nutrition information on food labels throughout the EU as lawmakers hammer out the details of new legislation. The Food and Drink Federation gives a view from industry.

More foodborne illnesses on horizon, says risk expert

More foodborne illnesses on horizon, says risk expert

Is the US food safety system really 'in the soup'? Dr Sandford Miller, with a long standing career focused on risk analysis and food, talks to FoodProductionDaily.com about the recent peanut paste recall, the potential for future foodborne illnesses...

Snack Size Science: Taking heart from phytosterol review

Snack Size Science: Taking heart from phytosterol review

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we look at a review of phytosterol science. Phytosterol-enriched margarines and other foods are spread thickly on supermarket shelves, and a new review says there is...

Lipogen sees bright lipid future

Lipogen sees bright lipid future

By Shane Starling

Phosphatidyl Serine is the world's only brain health ingredient to have an approved US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) health claim. Israeli-based Lipogen is one of the world's leading suppliers. President David Rutenberg speaks with Shane...

Kosher botanicals: Rabbis, insects and quality control

Kosher botanicals: Rabbis, insects and quality control

By Shane Starling

Regular visits from a rabbi to ensure Kosher certification are part of doing business for almost all ingredients suppliers in Israel. For SDA Spice, the largest botanicals supplier in the Middle East, Kosher is very much about quality control. VP of sales...

The short-sightedness of clinical trials

The short-sightedness of clinical trials

The results of randomized clinical trials to test nutrients continues to grab the headlines, and more often than not the titles are not positive. Is the emphasis on a trial model anchored in drug testing a good thing for nutrition? Stephen Daniells talked...

Omega-3 and the search for alternative sources

Omega-3 and the search for alternative sources

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the industry's star performers, being added to a wide variety of food types as well as supplement capsules. But searching for alternative sources continues behind the scenes. Stephen Daniells talks to Prof Ski Chilton...

Beneo Group turns one

Beneo Group turns one

One year ago, the Sudzucker Group united its inulin (Orafti), starch (Remy) and sweetener (Palatinat) companies to form the Beneo Group. Shane Starling spoke with executive board member, Yves Servotte, about the group's performance a year on.

Three parties, one project: the probiotic straw

Three parties, one project: the probiotic straw

A drinking straw innovator, a leading probiotics supplier and the world’s biggest aseptic beverage packager have teamed up to deliver a probiotic drink that has attracted the interest of the world’s biggest beverage companies. Shane Starling met with...

What to do about intellectual property

What to do about intellectual property

Intellectual proprerty (IP) is an age-old issue for every industry, but the era of health claims in Europe and around the world is pushing intellectual property (IP) firmly into the spotlight for health, nutrition, and food. Stephen Daniells gauges opinion...

HIE round-up: quality, not quantity

Dispatches from Health Ingredients Europe

HIE round-up: quality, not quantity

As the stands came down on day three in Paris, NutraIngredients.com canvassed industry opinion about Europe's marquee healthy nutrients event, Health Ingredients Europe. Had it been affected by the financial crisis and impact of new EU regulations?

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