Functional foods & beverages

Vegan vitamin D authorised in 22 new food categories

Vegan vitamin D authorised in 22 new food categories

By Lynda Searby

EU Regulation (EU) 2022/196, authorising the use of Lallemand’s Lalmin vitamin D yeast in 22 new food categories, has been published, following a favourable Opinion from EFSA in April 2021.

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Dried goji berries could protect against age-related sight loss

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Eating a small portion of dried goji berries on a regular basis could delay the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or prevent it altogether among healthy middle-aged people, according to a new study.

The chocolate shake includes hidden fruit and veg including beetroot, pomegranate, linseed, acerola, barley grass, pumpkin and broccoli. Pic:getty/wundervisuals

WelleCo launches daily superfood powder for kids

By Rachel Arthur

Plant-based beauty and wellness brand WelleCo has launched The Super Kids Elixir + Protein: ‘a delicious, all-in-one, daily superfood powder that is packed full of the essential vitamins, minerals, protein and nutrients that children need to grow, learn,...

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Brainy beverages: The growing market opportunity

By Nikki Hancocks

The global taste and nutrition company Kerry has revealed a new whitepaper with Europe-wide data detailing the opportunity in functional beverages with cognitive health benefits.

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The balancing act: Tip-toeing between regulations and expectations

By Nikki Hancocks

The disparity between what health claims consumers want to read and what brands are allowed to say on pack is a huge challenge for functional food brands on the European market so it's important to choose ingredients and wording carefully to gain...

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Guest Article

Designing successful functional food and drink

By Dr. Karensa Broersen, Project Leader Advanced Analytics at NIZO

As consumer demand for functional food and drink continues to grow, Dr. Karensa Broersen, Adjunct Professor at University of Twente and Project Leader Advanced Analytics at NIZO, explains why careful product design from an early stage is key to developing...

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Placebo packaging? Designing products with perceived potency

By Nikki Hancocks

Providing consumers with the sense that a product is providing a health benefit begins when they first look at the pack and continues through the consumption experience so there are many elements of this journey to get right. New consumer research from...

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October Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

This month has a variety of offerings for all ages, from probiotics for the tiniest guts to a formulation for menopausal support.

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