Functional foods

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.

Benecol buys into Thailand

Benecol buys into Thailand

Finnish group Raisio has entered Thailand- its third Asian market - following a deal with a Thai-based company that will see its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol ingredient featuring in a beverage targeting increasing numbers of obese consumers.

Carbery boosts whey response

Carbery boosts whey response

By Shane Starling

Irish dairy and ingredients group, Carbery, is promoting research employing its hydrolysed whey protein ingredient, Optipep, that it says demonstrates its superiority to regular whey protein in terms of insulin response.

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