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Industry must tackle ageing in ‘more comprehensive’ way

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Industry must tackle ageing in ‘more comprehensive’ way

By Nathan Gray

The functional food and nutritional supplement industry must tackle the key issues of anti-ageing in a ‘much more comprehensive’ way than it currently does, warns leading ageing expert.

Kaneka oils CoQ10 market without heart health claims

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Kaneka oils CoQ10 market without heart health claims

By Shane Starling from Geneva

Japanese CoEnzymeQ10 leader, Kaneka, is finding success in new product formats like olive oil for the heart health nutrient, even as its health claims have joined the long list of rebuttals under the EU’s new uber-strict system.

LycoRed expands natural colours range

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

LycoRed aims new products at all-natural trend

By Rod Addy

LycoRed is facing a wave of consumers demanding natural alternatives to existing colours and is responding with new formulations in addition to broader product development.

Coke backs SATIN satiety project to battle obesity

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Coca-Cola bites into EU-backed obesity project

By Shane Starling from Geneva

What is the world's biggest carbonated beverage company doing in a European Union satiety research project? Why, collaborating to battle obesity of course…

Solbar outlines EU growth strategy post CHS acquisition

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Solbar targets UK, Europe for growth

By Rod Addy

Soy protein firm Solbar has outlined big plans for growth in several fields, including dietary and sports nutrition following the completion of its acquisition by US-based farmer co-operative CHS in February 2012.

SATIN: EU funded satiety project to battle obesity

EU satiety project confronts growing obesity crisis

By Nathan GRAY

The new 6 million euro, EU backed satiety project will have a legacy long beyond its time-frame, as the collaborative effort looks to change the way the European market deals with the obesity crisis it faces.

Majority of consumers do not achieve ‘optimal’ brain nutrition

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Majority of consumers do not achieve ‘optimal’ brain nutrition

By Nathan Gray

Recommendations for dietary intake of vitamins and minerals may be helping to battle deficiencies, but they do not do enough to achieve optimal nutrition for brain health – suggesting a ‘growing case for supplementation’.

Sports and energy categories blur

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Sports and energy categories blur

By Rod Addy from Geneva

Sports and energy food and drink categories are blurring, according to Roberta Re, nutrition research manager at Leatherhead Food Research in this exclusive video from the Vitafoods 2012 trade show in Geneva.

Winning EFSA over is only half the health claims battle

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Winning EFSA over is only half the health claims battle

By Nathan Gray from Geneva

There is a fine line to tread between scientific accuracy and consumer understanding when it comes to EFSA approved health claims, says the director general of the European Food Information Council.

Cranberry medical claim winner targets food industry

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Cranberry medical claim winner targets food industry

By Shane Starling from Geneva

With a recently awarded medical devices urinary tract infection (UTI) claim in the bag, Dutch start-up Medical Brands booked a late booth at Vitafoods Europe, keen to show off its achievement to a food sector that has been denied EU health claims.

IPA co-founder: EU probiotic approach is “dirty pool”

Disptaches from Microbiota 2011

IPA co-founder: EU probiotic approach is “dirty pool”

By Shane Starling

Jarrow Rogovin, never a man to mince his words, says it is high time the IPA and other trade groups stepped up to the plate to defend a sector that has been under regulatory siege on both sides of the Atlantic for several years.

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