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Antioxidants demonstrate brain health benefits

Antioxidants demonstrate brain health benefits

By Shane Starling

Dr David Vauzour, a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Reading, is leading research into how antioxidants may improve brain function - with animal studies throwing up interesting results.

DSM builds health platforms on positive EFSA opinions

DSM builds health platforms on positive EFSA opinions

By Shane Starling

Anthony Hehir, market development manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, DSM Nutritional products tells Shane Starling about the reasoning behind the company’s new health benefit-based portfolio.

IPA president outlines probiotic challenges

IPA president outlines probiotic challenges

By Stephen Daniells

Scott Bush, the VP of marketing, health and nutrition in Bioactives at Danisco USA, talks to Stephen Daniells about the challenges the probiotics industry faces in the form of new European Union health claims laws.

Negative health claims may not stop company marketing

Negative health claims may not stop company marketing

By Stephen Daniells

A negative opinion from EFSA on a health claim is not necessarily the end of the line for marketing the products benefits, and avenues to market the product are still available, says a UK-based lawyer.

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Welcome to this seasonal holiday video from Decision News Media.As we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and first year as part of William Reed Business Media, we present 10 fun number facts about our company. And, later this week, the...

Health claims threaten prebiotic innovation: Scientist

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Health claims threaten prebiotic innovation: Scientist

By Stephen Daniells

Concerns abound that the approach of the European Food Safety Authority towards health claims may stifle innovation and science, none more so than for prebiotics, says a leading researcher.

Trade groups gain long awaited EC health claims hearing

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Trade groups gain long awaited EC health claims hearing

By Stephen Daniells

Europe's leading trade groups are set for a meeting with the European Commission to discuss their concerns over the health claims assessment, and EFSA's reluctance to engage in dialogue.

Free speech argument a

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Free speech argument a "possible avenue": UK lawyer

By Stephen Daniells

Making claims based on non-conclusive but still substantial science is a "possible avenue" since denying a 'maybe' claim may challenge free speech rights, says a UK lawyer.

Are health claims suppressing free speech?

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Are health claims suppressing free speech?

By Stephen Daniells

US attorney Jonathan Emord draws parallels between his experiences in the US challenging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the current health claims situation in Europe on the basis of free speech.

Russia not so different from EU

Russia not so different from EU

By Jess Halliday

The main consumer trends in Russia are parallel to those in Europe, says Fortitech Europe’s managing director: Health and nutrition are of prime concern, and baby boomers bring opportunities in bone health, skin health and mental acuity.

DHA revisions offer hope to health claim rejections

DHA revisions offer hope to health claim rejections

By Stephen Daniells

The affirmation that the omega-3 DHA can benefit cognitive and eye health offers hope to previously rejected claims. And it's business as usual regarding the overall health claims process, despite ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, said a European...

Health claims: How do we define ‘healthy’?

Health claims: How do we define ‘healthy’?

By Stephen Daniells

With ‘healthy’ populations identified as the ideal for the European Food Safety Authority’s health claims, NutraIngredients asks Yakult – what exactly is healthy?

Health claims science hits the economic bottom line

Health claims science hits the economic bottom line

By Stephen Daniells

Producing randomized clinical trials is never an inexpensive endeavour, but increasingly stringent criteria mean companies are facing tough choices on whether to pursuer innovation, says DSM Nutritional Products.

Leatherhead chief backs health claim process

Leatherhead chief backs health claim process

By Shane Starling

Leatherhead Food Research chief executive, Dr Paul Berryman, tells Shane Starling that despite a swathe of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim rejections, the positive opinions that have come in offer much hope to industry.

Roadmaps to EU health claim success

Roadmaps to EU health claim success

By Shane Starling

As the European Union health claims climate evolves, companies are learning just what is required to demonstrate the benefits of healthy foods and supplements.

Inside the Beneo Institute

Inside the Beneo Institute

By Shane Starling

The Sudzucker-owned Beneo Group established the Beneo Institute in late 2009 to give “new oxygen to a squeezed industry”, as Executive Board member, Yves Servotte, puts it, to a functional foods industry facing unprecedented regulatory and scientific...

Giving process cheese a healthy makeover

Dispatches from IFT

Giving process cheese a healthy makeover

By Jess Halliday

Land O’Lakes discusses the latest development in process cheese, with 50 per cent lower fat and 35 per cent lower sodium.

Beauty foods and drinks: In good taste?

Beauty foods and drinks: In good taste?

By Katie Bird and Guy Montague-Jones

Chocolates, jams and juices sporting beauty claims are all part of the 'beauty from within' trend tipped for immense growth. CosmeticsDesign explored a number of the latest products and put them to the taste test.

Meet Our New Owners

Meet Our New Owners

Don’t miss this video interview with Robert Marr, chief operating officer of William Reed Business Media which recently acquired Decision News Media publisher of CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and CosmeticsDesign.com.

Niche markets and recession-busting strategies

Niche markets and recession-busting strategies

By Shane Starling

Consumers express their own values when they shop, and the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) market is no different. Jeff Hilton, the managing director of Utah-based Integrated Marketing Group, tells Shane Starling how companies can make...

Round table: Nanotech and nutraceuticals

Round table: Nanotech and nutraceuticals

By Stephen Daniells

Food and nutrition is a 'hot spot' for nanotechnology, experts have said. Stephen Daniells talks to two such experts and asks where the developments are, is enhanced bioavailability a good thing, and whether we should be concerned by nanotech.

Inside DSM’s quality commitment

Dispatches from Vitafoods

Inside DSM’s quality commitment

By Shane Starling

Philipp de Simone, human nutrition and health regional sales director for the east, south east and middle east at DSM Nutritional Products, tells Shane Starling why DSM’s Quality for Life initiative reaches all the way from the factory floor to finished...

Are cranberry PACs all they are cracked up to be?

Are cranberry PACs all they are cracked up to be?

By Shane Starling

In a NutraIngredients.com round table discussion, three leading cranberry suppliers discuss the merits of proanthocyanidins (PACs) in benefiting urinary tract infections(UTIs).

Time for an EU health claims rethink

Time for an EU health claims rethink

In a NutraIngredients.com round table discussion, DSM’s Bas van Buijtenen expresses widespread industry concern with the EU nutrition and health claims process, while Cantox’s Nigel Baldwin tells us what we should expect from next month’s meeting with...

What NutraIngredients took away from Vitafoods 2009

What NutraIngredients took away from Vitafoods 2009

Last week, executives in the functional food and dietary supplement industries gathered in Geneva for the sector’s biggest European trade event. Here, NutraIngredients reveals some of the key messages it took away from Vitafoods 2009.

A higher bar for infant nutrition

A higher bar for infant nutrition

The infant nutrition market has shifted one notch upwards, adjusting to safety concerns and stricter requirements. Shane Starling speaks to DSM’s Fabiana Assis on how the firm has raised the bar in response.

France gets with European supplements programme

France gets with European supplements programme

France has not been the fastest uptaker of European Union food supplement laws, but market liberalisation is underway, says French food supplements association (Synadiet) president, Alban Maggiar. If only EFSA would stop being so "Soviet-like"...

Omega-3 and the need for an RDI

Omega-3 and the need for an RDI

Omega-3 is arguably one of the ingredients most essential to people’s overall health, but consumption still falls massively short. In this roundtable discussion, Lorraine Heller speaks to experts in the field about the necessity and challenges of establishing...

Are health claims doomed?

Are health claims doomed?

With concern about the severity of EFSA’s health claim rulings raging, industry is asking if the regime may be stifling innovation and restricting the market. Shane Starling reports.

Finding positives in EFSA's negative HC opinions

Finding positives in EFSA's negative HC opinions

The level of science required to back health claims under Europe’s new regulations is high, and negative opinions are likely, but there is no need to panic, says Indena’s Christian Artaria. Yet.

Round table: Gut health and obesity

Round table: Gut health and obesity

Modifying our gut bacteria with probiotics and prebiotics may be a new weapon in the fight against obesity. Three experts active in this field discuss the current state of play, and what the future may hold for weight management with probiotics and prebiotics.

Blending food with cardiology

Blending food with cardiology

Cardiologist Richard Collins, a special guest of Cognis, explores the ease of formulating tasty and heart-healthy foods.

Healthy decadent chocolate

Healthy decadent chocolate

Decadent and healthy may not be words readily associated with each other, but Kerry Ingredients & Flavours showcases how to boost the fibre and protein content of chocolate without affecting texture.

The several ages of nutrition

The several ages of nutrition

Addressing consumers' nutritional needs is no longer a matter of one-size-fits-all. PL Thomas explains what consumers need and when they need it.

The soy taste challenge

The soy taste challenge

Solae surveys the market for soy-based products and responds to the challenge of making them taste good.

Taking ingredients around the world

Taking ingredients around the world

Tate & Lyle discusses how it presents ingredient concepts to customers around the world, using prototypes that will appeal to different cultural preferences.

Making a krilling

Making a krilling

The tiny crustaceans best known as whale fodder are making a splash as a nutrient-rich marine-sourced alternative to fish and algae in the omega-3 market. Tina Sampalis, PhD, chief science officer at leading krill player, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources,...

Pizzey's Nutritionals heads for Europe

Pizzey's Nutritionals heads for Europe

Pizzey's Nutritionals has launched a flax/fish oil ingredient in Europe after being purchased by Glanbia Nutritionals in 2007. Founder and president of the 17-year-old Canadian supplier Linda Pizzey discusses that move and other aspects of the omega-3...

Soy comes of age

Soy comes of age

The soy ingredients market has grown up a lot in 20 years. Solbar vice president of marketing and development Gary Brenner casts an eye over a mature ingredients sector.

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