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Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

DISPATCHES FROM HIE

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

By Nathan Gray

A new microencapsulation technique that produces smaller more uniform particles could replace less accurate microencapsulation techniques, according to researchers at Dutch institute TNO.

A transatlantic view of regulations and health claims

A transatlantic view of regulations and health claims

By Stephen Daniells

Should the FDA work to be more like EFSA? Speaking at the NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010 conference Andrew Shao said the two organisations are already very similar in the way they review scientific claims.

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

Dispatches from NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

EFSA’s opinions on health claims are couched in scientific language that food and beverage manufacturers would be unlikely to use on product packaging. Unilever’s director of external affairs explains the need for linguistic flexibility.

Improving perceptions of oat beta glucans

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Improving perceptions of oat beta glucans

By Ben Bouckley

David Peters, head of business development at Swedish life sciences firm Biovelop discusses how his firm has worked to overcome poor perceptions of oat-based beta-glucans by improving their aesthetic and technical qualities.

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

By Shane Starling

Henry Hussell, the head of marketing, Europe at Cargill Health and Nutrition, acknowledges the development of its plant sterols and beta glucan has been slower than many expected – but that doesn’t mean the agrofood giant has lost faith in them.

Omega-3 industry reacts to EFSA opinions

Omega-3 industry reacts to EFSA opinions

By Shane Starling

The quality of research backing omega-3s such as DHA and EPA has had vindicated with the fatty acids receiving more positive health claim opinions than any other nutrient in Europe’s tough new health claims regime. Only vitamins and minerals have performed...

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Dispatches from HIE 2010

EFSA CLA rejection stalls business development

By Shane Starling

Lipid Nutrition global group manager in marketing, John Kurstjens, is “a little bit disappointed” about the recent EFSA health claim opinion on CLA which included a range of claim dismissals but remained strangely silent about the claim that matters most...

Botanical giants debate EU herbal health claims hiatus

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Botanical giants debate EU herbal health claims hiatus

By Shane Starling in Madrid

The world’s two biggest herbal extract suppliers respond to the recent European Commission decision to temporarily remove botanicals from the European Union health claims process.

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

Dispatches from HiE 2010

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

By Nathan Gray

Research in North America, Europe and Asia shows that consumers understand fibre and the potential health benefits, and there is a strong consumer demand, says Tate & Lyle’s Sandra Einerhand.

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

Are beauty from within products covered by the health claims regulation? Eversheds lawyer Owen Warnock explains the grey area between beauty and health – and why the lack of clarity may eventually go to court.

Probiotics may send signals from gut to skin

Dispatches from Beauty from Within

Probiotics may send signals from gut to skin

Much more is known about how probiotics work in the gut, than for the skin, but it seems there are signals coming from gut micro-organisms to the skin and mucosa that may allow interaction between probiotics in the gut and effects on the skin.

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