The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has indicated key
functional food groups may be exempt from potentially draconian
nutrient profiling regulations being debated within the European
Union and due to be written into law by January...
The $72.3bn (€48bn) functional foods and beverages markets of
Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific will grow by a buoyant 5.7 per
cent per year until 2012 as a broader demographic seeks out their
health-boosting potential, according...
The European Commission insists it is on track with the process of
tabulating the thousands of health claim petitions submitted to it
by member states and European trade organisations, but industry
sources are not so optimistic.
Raisio, the Finnish-based manufacturer of the cholesterol-lowering
ingredient Benecol has made its first foray into Asia by inking a
deal to supply Benecol to an Indian supplements manufacturer and
distributor, British Biologicals.
As consumer demand for exotic superfruits increases, so will the
impact of transport on the environment. But as policy makers and
green campaigners devise more ways of monitoring greenhouse gases,
who will win the environmental tug...
Reflex Nutrition is on the verge of trialing its whey protein drink
through a mainstream food wholesaler in the UK, which if successful
could be a shot in the arm for further whey products on the market.
An agreement has been reached between Raisio and Unilever to grant
non-exclusive global rights to a number of plant sterol and stanol
patents - a move which will allow both companies to develop their
business and applications and...
France's Danone and Japan's Yakult will continue their strategic
alliance involving closer cooperation on R&D and entry into new
markets, maintaining their positions as leaders in the probiotics
Phytopharm and Unilever are expecting progress in their efforts to
develop products using the active extract of Hoodia gordonii in
2007, and report they are satisfied with efforts to address the
problem of ineffective weight-loss...
Danone is planning to introduce a new line of cosmetic yoghurts
next year, according to press reports, as it seeks the next level
of differentiation in the increasingly competitive functional dairy
Carbery presented new developments in whey protein ingredients at
HIE in Frankfurt last week as it recognises they are increasingly
desirable for mainstream healthy products, not just the sports
nutrition and infant formula markets.
French dairy giant, Danone, has launched an action against Glanbia,
Yoplait International and Yoplait Marque Internationales in the
Dublin High Court, after alleged infringments on trademark after
the launch of the Yoplait Essence...
France's Danone has announced a three-year licence with US-based
Integrated Genomics for access to the ERGO database and genomic
discovery system to enhance the group's probiotic understanding and
French yoghurt and biscuit maker Danone said today that it is not
looking to acquire the Dutch infant nutrition firm Numico, after
rumours that Danone was making a bid pushed up the Dutch group's
Unilever yesterday turned its nose up at any talk of a decline in
the low-carb market and introduced 23 lines - the biggest launch in
the company's history - into Australian supermarkets, according to
an article in The Australian.
Japanese probiotics pioneer Yakult and French yoghurts and biscuits
maker Danone said today they will set up a new alliance to push
growth of their functional foods businesses and cement their
leading positions in the probiotics market.
The European energy drink market has seen something of a slowdown
in growth in the last couple of years, as we reported earlier this
week, with a plethora of 'me-too' products launched in the 1990s
falling by the wayside...
French yoghurt manufacturer Danone has announced that it has raised
its stake in probiotics maker Yakult to 19 per cent, citing strong
performance of the Japanese company as the reason for its long-term
Struggling Dutch nutritional supplement company Numico is rumoured
to be the target of a bid by dairy products giant Danone, although
the French company has denied having any interest in the Dutch