The Commission was wrong to separate the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), nutrient profiles are unconvincing and the threat of botanical court action is unsurprising, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP)...
By Shane Starling at Health Ingredients-Japan in Tokyo
Japan’s innovative but restricted €25bn functional foods and food supplements sector is about to be handed a set of game-changing marketing keys by the government, industry players told us at Health Ingredients-Japan in Tokyo today.
A soon-to-be-published UK study has questioned the efficacy of several on-shelf probiotic products after testing eight including giants Yakult and Danone – but the lead author tells us its key findings have been distorted in the press.
The EU’s strict nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) which has barred all probiotic claims means 'living microorganism'-based products could be easier to bring to market as drugs, a 4-year-old French group has said.
Pharmaceutical-reliant public healthcare systems are unsustainably expensive and governments around the world know it, but can medical foods go part way to breaching the gap and delivering real savings? Panellists at a recent NutraIngredients-hosted debate...
Doctors are now showing interest in Symprove’s non-dairy multi-strain probiotic for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treatment, but it took a published medical paper to get their attention, says the company chairman.
If the end goal of both the medical and nutritional fraternities is healthier, happier populations, it is difficult not to pour scorn on the latest work from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for slapping another clumsy brick into a dodgy, medically-biased...
The UK’s Chief Medical Officer says a scheme that offers free vitamins A, C and D to under-5s in low-income familes, should be extended all children to boost their health and avoid illness and disease.
Norwegian high-dose omega-3 player Smartfish is investing in new studies, an R&D facility and regional growth after winning a €4.3m (SEK35m) investment from a Swedish government-backed venture capital firm.