Raisio, the Finnish plant stanol and raw ingredients supplier and maker of the Benecol cholesterol-lowering consumer brand, more than doubled profits and increased turnover by 20 per cent in 2008, but its forecasts are humble in the face of the harsh...
A paper published in a British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) journal has called for omega-3 supplements to be made available to lower socio-economic groups because low income earners have the most to gain from using them.
The European Union health and nutrition claims regulation deadline of January, 2010, is coming under increasing pressure as European risk assessors and risk managers lurch under the sheer weight of processing more than 4000 generic article 13 claims.
An ever tighter focus on the ability of gut microflora to affect metabolism and control weight is the result of a new agreement signed between Nestlé’s northern France-based Research Centre and Imperial College London.
Canadian scientists have found that the antioxidant power of garlic is related to the organic compound allicin, research that deepens our understanding of the potential benefits of this food and supplements favourite.
A major European trade group has chimed in with criticism of the latest version of the European Union health and nutrition claims article 13 list, adding to industry concern that claims are being removed or modified without clear explanation from authorities.
The European heart health ingredients market is set for buoyant growth despite a climate of regulatory uncertainty, according to market research conducted by Frost & Sullivan, which valued the market at €421m in 2007 and growing at 20 per cent.
Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen has purchased Urex Biotech, a Canadian company it has long worked with to bring probiotic supplements to a market demonstrating growth rates of more than 10 per cent internationally.