Sports drinks lead PepsiCo sales rise
Energy drinks push their way to the front of PepsiCo's portfolio as
the Gatorade brand drives forward third quarter sales alongside
more growth from diet and non-carbonated drinks, leaving fizzy cola
festering on the shelf.
Danone not bidding for Numico, report
French yoghurt and biscuit maker Danone said today that it is not
looking to acquire the Dutch infant nutrition firm Numico, after
rumours that Danone was making a bid pushed up the Dutch group's
Dairy food consumption linked to lower risk of metabolic syndrome
The more dairy products consumed, the less likely your chances of
metabolic syndrome, suggests a new study out of Iran.
Calcium supplements may have usefulness limit, suggests study
Calcium supplements may not increase the bone mineral density in
young women after a certain threshold level of intake has been
achieved, according to a new study from Creighton University.
Infants benefit from prebiotics too, indicates study
Infants formula-makers looking replicate the qualities of breast
milk are turning to prebiotics to boost gut health, according to
Orafti. A new study conducted in France indicates their benefits.
The future of the European supplements industry: challenges and strategies
The European dietary supplements market has yet to achieve
saturation and the next six years will present the industry with a
unique set of challenges and opportunities, according to Frost
Casein, whey formulas reduce infants' allergy risk
Infants whose parents suffer from food allergies have less chance
of developing them themselves if they are fed hydrolyzed casein or
whey formulas in place of cow's milk based formulas when
breast-feeding is not possible or inadequate,...
Pomegranate juice's heart benefits backed by study
The evidence in favor of pomegranates is stacking up, as the latest
research indicates that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice each
day may be of benefit for patients with coronary heart disease.
BASF launches allergen-free, vegetarian b-carotene and vitamin E for supplements
Number two vitamin maker BASF has created vegetarian variants of
its vitamin E and beta-carotene for supplements that are also
Probiotic juices - expanding application?
Juices containing probiotic bacteria will see increasing interest
from beverages makers looking to add value, predicts Finnish
functional food innovator Valio.
Fonterra introduces high-protein crisp ingredient for healthy snacks
New Zealand dairy group Fonterra will today unveil a range of dairy
protein crisps with up to 80 per cent protein content for use by
makers of energy and sports bars as well as healthy and slimming
Iron transporter discovered; major impact for supplements
Iron supplements could be improved by new research in the UK that
has identified for the first time a molecule responsible for
absorption of the mineral in the gut.
Novartis looking again for buyers for health food, sports nutrition unit
Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis is once again putting its
health food and sports nutrition products up for sale, according to
a report today in French business magazine Challenges.
Nutrition and dietary supplements market offer growth in enzymes
Opportunities in the mature enzyme market lie in developments,
driven by biotechnology, that provide food and beverage makers with
the right tools to meet consumer trends, claims a new report.
Probiotic drops calm colicky infants
Probiotic bacteria drops appear to reduce the symptoms of colic in
breast-feeding infants and could offer a natural, more effective
alternative to conventional treatment, say researchers.