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Back in the game: CAS agrees Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle's DMAA doping infringement was most likely caused by a contaminated foodstuff

DMAA doping or contamination?

Food supplements fingered as German doping ban reduced

By Shane STARLING

A German Winter Olympian has had her doping ban reduced from two years to six months, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), agreed the DMAA in her system had likely come from a contaminated food supplement.

WHO: “Ending malnutrition throughout the world requires action on many fronts.

"When we put all this data together, there isn't a country that doesn't experience significant malnutrition"

Malnutrition costs 11% of world's GDP: Global Nutrition Report

By Shane STARLING

Malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion (€2.8trn) a year in both the developing and developed worlds, the biggest ever global survey of nutrition has concluded.

“A congress like this is a stimulus for organisations to reassess recommendations...”

Academic: "Anybody who thinks the world’s malnutrition problems are going to be solved without industry is dreaming."

Time for a vitamin E intake rethink? Emerging data builds argument

By Shane Starling from the 3rd World Congress of Public Health Nutrition in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Emerging research linking vitamin E deficiency with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, miscarriages and fatty liver disease can contribute to an ongoing debate around recommended intakes, a nutrition congress was told yesterday.

Author response: On the bending of EU botanical laws and meanings

By Bert Schwitters

Last week NutraIngredients published a guest article by author Bert Schwitters about the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) that discussed the status of botanicals and associated claims in the European Union. Schwitters was not happy with...

From ebola to nanotech: Complementary health's newfound confidence

Australian complementary health under the spotlight

From ebola to nanotech: Complementary health's newfound confidence

By RJ Whitehead

Each day this week, FoodNavigator-Asia will be looking at elements of Australia’s complementary health industry, and assessing its progress in the face of a regulatory system that might well be trimmed to deliver greater innovation. Today, we look the...

“Indonesia is very important, our most important Asian market after China.”

Tate & Lyle backs fibre to battle Asian bulge

Tate & Lyle used the recent Food Ingredients-Asia trade event in Jakarta as a springboard for its mounting ambitions in the country of 250 million people as well as other parts of Asia. Fibre and low-calorie sweeteners for weight control were a big...

DuPont Nutrition & Health:

Financials

Nutrition profits jump 23% in mixed DuPont Q3 results

By Shane STARLING

DuPont is reaping the benefit of its €5bn 2011 acquisition of Danish probiotics and enzymes giant Danisco, with its nutrition and health division showing 23% profit growth in a “sluggish” world market.

Lawyer: “This ruling just shows that it is very difficult to make any reference to any health professional...

ASA pulls 2 Vitabiotics ads in UK

By Anna Bonar

The UK's biggest supplement manufacturer, Vitabiotics, has been censored over two ads for misleading health claims by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

EU health claim laws are curbing commercial speech, but separating botanicals won't work, argues author

Guest article: EU law fritters

Author: EU health claims laws cannot be bent for botanicals

By Bert Schwitters

Nutrition author, blogger and harsh critic of the EU’s health claim laws, Bert Schwitters, says any attempt to create separate rules for more than 1500 on-hold botanical claim applications is doomed to failure in this guest article.  

ANSES has received 1500 adverse event reports since 2010

Report card: French laud nutrivigilance success

By Shane STARLING

France’s nutrivigilence work – launched in 2010 to ensure safety in food supplements and some foodstuffs – has improved the quality of the food supply, the country’s food safety agency has said.

HFMA:

HFMA awaits EU health claims verdict after court hearing

By By Anna Bonar and Shane Starling

The UK Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) appeal against the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) has been heard in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) more than two years after it was lodged.

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

By Shane STARLING

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

An ASA independent review found no cause to repair its initial verdict

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

By Shane STARLING

Sir Hayden Phillips, the man tasked with performing ‘independent reviews’ of UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rulings, has backed a July ruling against GlaxoSmithKline sports brand MaxiNutrition for exaggerated protein-recovery claims.

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