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Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

By RJ Whitehead

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s first clean-label, low-GI “diabetic” white...

Flora Freedom is the latest addition to the Flora range.

New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

By Jim Cornall

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

Two Danone plants in Russia will be closed, with production moved to other facilities

Danone restructuring Russian production

By Jim Cornall

Two Danone plants in Russia are closing as the company rearranges its capacities in both Siberia and the Volga region as part of its production optimization program.

Sales increased from £513.6m (€707.43m) in 2014 to £573.8m (€790.35m) in 2015.  Photo credit: iStock.com

Holland & Barrett profits up: We’ll be a £1bn business by 2020

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

UK-based but expanding supplements and healthy foods retailer Holland & Barrett International has posted an annual sales increase of 11.7% and profit growth of 12.2% in its full year results - something it says puts it in good stead to become a £1bn...

Bilberry extract sometimes sees substitution with amaranth, a purple food dye

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The many faces of herbal adulteration

By Ryan Gorman, brand director, Network Nutrition-IMCD

The global natural products industry is beholden to vast quality control challenges, which are in turn amplified when it comes to herbal ingredients, given the quality management minefield this segment presents. 

This Nestlé campaign helped raise awareness of the consequences of iron deficiency (like anaemia) in the Philippines from 19% to 65% in one year

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

By Shane STARLING

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

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