Functional foods

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EFSA expands opportunities for vitamin D fortification

By Nikki Hancocks

Lallemand has successfully expanded the permitted categories of use for its vitamin D yeast in the EU after gaining favourable opinion from the EFSA for the use in 32 additional food categories.

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Switching diet promotes healthy skin and joints, say scientists

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A study, carried out by researchers at the University of California, found that simple changes in diet can have significant effects on skin disease, such as psoriasis - a chronic skin condition triggered by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy...

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New launches tap into green and organic trends

By Nikki Hancocks

Recent launches in the health and nutrition space include an organic demineralised whey for infant formula, a microencapsulated oat powder for sports drinks, and a green re-brand for probiotics.

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Unilever to acquire 'human optimisation' brand Onnit

By Nikki Hancocks

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Onnit, a Texas-based 'human optimisation' company, as it looks to tap into the growing consumer interest in holistic health and nootropics.

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Ulrick & Short launches new functional protein

By Jim Cornall

Product nutritional values and front-of-pack health credentials are now buying factors for many consumers. In the last 18 months, this has been augmented by government initiatives, and the Covid pandemic.

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Givaudan leverages AI for ‘next generation’ product development

By Katy Askew

Givaudan’s flavour business, Givaudan Taste & Wellness, is launching a new tool that leverages artificial intelligence for the ‘next generation’ of product development. “Success comes from combining the output of the tools with the sensitivity and...

Government update forces delay of The Ingredients Show

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Government update forces delay of The Ingredients Show

By Will Chu

The Ingredients Show, part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, has been postponed until 5-7 July 2021 in response to the UK government’s latest efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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Duckweed and green tea found to boost health benefits of Med diet

By Oliver Morrison

A ‘greener’ Mediterranean diet consisting of more vegetables, less meat and topped up with water lentils, walnuts and green tea, may be even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version, suggests research.

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