Sports Nutrition

Winning smiles...This could be you at the NutraIngredients Awards 2016!

Gala Awards night at Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland

NutraIngredients Awards shine spotlight on nutrition stars

By Shane STARLING

200 people from the European and international food and nutrition sectors helped 20 finalists and seven winners celebrate at the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards last night at Vitafoods Europe.

EFSA signs off on caffeine safety opinion without major changes

Science agency affirms safety at 400 mg daily for adults

EFSA adopts caffeine opinion

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its opinion on the safe consumption of caffeine with little change to its controversial draft after a heated debate period.

SPECIAL EDITION: 25 YEARS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Delayed reactions and industry in-jokes: The psychology of functional foods

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

According to Euromonitor International, fortified or functional food and drink sales jumped by 25% between 2008 and 2013 to reach $267.6bn (€249bn). But what does this industry term really mean to consumers anyway and what are the motivators behind such...

Protein World claim making has been deemed unauthorised under EU law & heavily censored by the ASA

UK blows whistle on sports supplement claims

By Shane STARLING

The UK advertising watchdog has muzzled meal replacement, muscle building, metabolism, L-carnitine, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and other claims being made by a UK based online manufacturer-retailer as it continues its claims crack down based on EU...

GSK engaged rugby stars to promote Cyclone but has run into a QC maul

GSK: "We spent two years developing this product and as yet are not sure why this is happening.”

Glaxo withdraws MaxiNutrition creatine milk over choking concerns

By Shane STARLING

In-bottle creatine crystallisation is behind a full UK recall of GlaxoSmithKline-owned MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk products over choking concerns. GSK implemented the recall after customer complaints a spokesperson told us today.

Dairy firm pumps millions into Irish sites

1,600 jobs boost with €200M Glanbia plan

By Nicholas Robinson

Glanbia Ingredients has pumped more than €200M into its dairy processing capabilities across Ireland in preparation for the abolition of milk quotas at the end of this month (March).

Gallacher will start the role next week

First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

By Laurence Gibbons

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

EFSA caffeine opinion could see firms increasing the size of sports products in order to legally target sportspeople like rugby players who may weigh more than 70 kg, according to Legal Foods

What will EFSA’s caffeine opinion mean for product formulation?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) safe upper limit for caffeine could mean a de facto ban for 80% of UK males, whose average weight would take them over the body weight referenced in the opinion, according to a food law expert.

Stakeholders win 5 minutes to state final caffeine case

5 days until EU caffeine crunch time

Stakeholders win 5 minutes to state final caffeine case

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Last week the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave six stakeholders five minutes each to present their thoughts on its draft risk assessment on caffeine, which stated 400 mg of caffeine a day from all sources and single doses of up to 200 mg for...

Professor Brewer: Athletes must think about nutrition seven days a week not just on ‘game days’

Food Vision sneak peeks - Cannes, March 18-20

Ex-World Cup sports scientist: Best carb-protein blend is 3:1

By Shane STARLING

Protein was once thought necessary to fuel sporting activity but evolving research has shown it is better for muscle recovery and short chain carbohydrates (sugars) are the accepted fuel tools. And then there are blends of the two…plus the carb and protein...

Tropical sports and energy drinks are 'another case of category blurring,' says Mintel analyst. Photo credit: Rebecca Siegel.

Tropical energy. A new kind of category blurring?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Both Red Bull and Lucozade Sport have launched tropical flavours of their sport and energy drinks – something Mintel says is another example of these sectors trying to slurp soft drink market share.

European Coffee Federation (ECF) says EFSA caffeine opinion contains contradictions

EFSA: "How can it have both an adverse and beneficial effect? It can."

Alert vs insomniac: EFSA says caffeine effect can be both good and bad

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

EFSA's draft opinion on caffeine does not contain contradictions since the health effects of caffeine can be both negative and positive depending on the context, the authority has said at a stakeholder meeting.

Monster Khaos Energy + Juice was cited as an energy drink containing less sugar

Trade body shuns attack on energy drinks

By Rod Addy

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has rejected calls to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16, claiming they are not promoted to this age group.

Glanbia chalked up annual sales of £2.5bn

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland takes profit hit

By Rod Addy

Turbulent dairy markets hit profit margins at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the past year, although sales continued to grow and the development of a major milk processing venture remained on track.

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