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Danone gives weight to satiety sector

Danone gives weight to satiety sector

By Shane Starling

Weight management is a big issue at Danone as Shane Starling found out when he spoke to the French dairy group’s manager of sensory and consumer science, Alexandra Boelrijk, after a recent conference on the subject in Amsterdam.

Hoodia finds life after Unilever

Hoodia finds life after Unilever

By Shane Starling

Phytopharm, the UK start-up Unilever dumped in November after spending more than €20m euros in a failed attempt to develop a hoodia-based weight management product, says it is in discussions with major food and food supplements players about the South...

Beauty yoghurt turns ugly for Danone

Beauty yoghurt turns ugly for Danone

By Shane Starling

After little more than two years, Danone has pulled its beauty-from-the-inside spoonable yoghurt, Essensis, from French retail shelves, despite a re-launch in 2008.

Unilever drops hoodia

Unilever drops hoodia

By Shane Starling

Unilever is severing a multi-million euro arrangement with UK-based hoodia supplier, Phytopharm, after concluding the South African plant extract did not meet both safety and efficacy requirements.

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