Functional foods

Danone awaits EFSA guidance on probiotic health claims

Danone awaits EFSA guidance on probiotic health claims

By Shane Starling

French dairy giant Danone has withdrawn claims from the controversial EU nutrition and health claim process because it is waiting for procedural guidance from the claims assessment agency, the European Food safety Authority (EFSA).

Finding the over-50s functional foods market

Finding the over-50s functional foods market

By Shane Starling

The over-50s have peculiar nutrition needs that, increasingly, are being catered to by functional foods makers as Shane Starling found out at a recent conference on the subject in Amsterdam.

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.

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