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IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

By Shane STARLING

Quality control in the food supplements sector is an ongoing mission that remains top of the agenda at the group that most prominently represents both global and national players – IADSA - especially as new regions adopt GMP rules for the first time.

Time for mandatory folic acid fortification to go truly global?

Special edition: Battling malnutrition

Time for mandatory folic acid fortification to go truly global?

By Shane Starling

Food fortification with neural tube defect (NTD)-reducing folic acid is mandatory in 75 nations, but concerns over cancer and other health issues mean Europe lags far behind  – a situation that needs to change and quickly, says DSM thinktank, sightandlife.

EFSA sets standard for study rigor, consultant says

Dispatches from VitaFoods Europe 2013

EFSA sets standard for study rigor, consultant says

By Hank Schultz

Differing regulatory environments can play havoc with a company's research plans, say consultant Joerg Gruenwald, PhD.  But recent, sometimes bitter, experience with the European Food Safety Authority has shed some light on how to negotiate this...

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

By Shane Starling

There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.

Delivering on the personalized nutrition promise

Live from VitaFoods 2013

Delivering on the personalized nutrition promise

By Hank Schultz

Personalized nutrition has been the Holy Grail of nutrition science.  Dilip Ghosh, PhD, tells how the industry is getting closer to delivering on the promises that this approach implies.

Cranberry veteran gathers forces against EU medical device products

Live from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Cranberry veteran gathers forces against EU medical device products

By Shane STARLING

With cranberry health claims rejected in the European Union, some players have ventured down the medical devices route where therapeutic claims are possible that would never succeed under the EU’s strict health claim rules. Not a good thing, says Gunter...

Challenge models hold promise for probiotic claim substantiation

New models hold promise for probiotic claim substantiation

By Nathan Gray

Exposing healthy people to modified pathogens in a controlled clinical trial setting could be an exciting new way for industry to overcome the challenges of health claim substantiation, says Nizo Food Research expert.

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