Functional foods

Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

By Nathan GRAY

The European Food Safety Authority has opened applications for its next Scientific Panel on Nutrition, Novel Food and Food Allergens (NDA) – which is tasked with setting dietary reference values and authorising and rejecting health claims dossiers.

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Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

By David Anderson

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Concerns have been raised about changing consumer attitudes to dairy, and the impact that could have on the probiotics sector. ©iStock

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

By Gary Scattergood

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

The view at Vitafoods suggested CROs’ role was transitioning from a traditional support role to one that was setting the research agenda. ©iStock/shironosov

VITAFOODS 2017

CROs in the driving seat when outlining research direction

By Will Chu

The need for robust research to validate health claims for a food ingredient has never been in doubt.  But with regulations becoming ever more stringent the role of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) appears to be changing. 

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