EU lycopene ADI discussions to continue
The Food Standards Agency in the UK says lycopene levels – at least for the carotenoid’s use as a food colour – are under review at EU level.
Benecol smoothie courts younger cholesterol-lowering market
McNeil Nutritionals has launched a Benecol smoothie in the UK and Ireland in a bid to reach a younger audience with a product it will market on dual benefits – plant stanol-derived cholesterol-lowering and its fruit content.
JECFA lycopene additive approval could influence EU levels
The recent approval of tomato extract-derived lycopene as a food additive by international body, JECFA, could influence a rethink of Accepted Daily Intakes (ADI) in Europe, according to world-leading Israeli supplier, Lycored.
EFSA rejects lycopene-whey heart health claim; company set for fight
EFSA health claim opinion
Cambridge Theranostics has vowed to confront the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) over its rejected lycopene-whey/arterial health claim, after the assessor found its dossier wanting.
Naturex buys Natraceutical to form botanicals giant
Naturex has succeeded in its stated ambition to become the world’s biggest independent botanicals extracts supplier by striking a deal that brings on-board the ingredients division of Spanish company, Natraceutical.
UK supplements company rapped over lutein eye health claims
UK supplements manufacturer, Nature’s Best, has been rapped for making unsubstantiated claims that food supplements containing 10mg of lutein and berry extracts can protect the eyes.
'Bush mango' enters weight management market
South African supplier, Afriplex, has debuted a weight management extract derived from a fruit tree native to west Africa it says has attracted the interest of at least two major US food producers.
Stevia extracts may boost brain function and tap growing interest in natural ingredients for cognitive health, suggests a patent application from DSM.
Raisio Q2 results dip but not beyond expectation
Raisio, the Finnish ingredients supplier and owner of the Benecol plant stanol cholesterol-lowering range, reports lower sales and profits for the second quarter of 2009, drops the company said it was prepared for.
Rooibos can fight cancer, says South African group
South African food maker, Fair Cape, has won official cancer-fighting recognition for a yoghurt fortified with an extract from the native South African Rooibos plant.
EFSA issues plant stanol/sterol health claims advice
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an opinion on plant sterol and plant stanol ingredients to assist risk managers across the European Union to implement cholesterol-lowering claims.
Fluxome readies for US and PUFA expansion
Danish biotech start-up, Fluxome, has moved to new premises in Copenhagen as it prepares to move into the poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) market in 2010 and expand into the US.
Antioxidants from black tea may aid diabetics
Polysaccharides from black tea may blunt the spike in sugar levels after a meal more than similar compounds from green and oolong tea, and offer potential to manage diabetes, says a new study.
Herbal Viagra recalled in Singapore
Tadalafil, a pharma ingredient commonly used in Viagra-like drugs by men with erection problems, has been detected in a herbal supplement by Singapore health officials.
Olive extract may have obesity, diabetes benefits
An extract from extra-virgin olive oil may stimulate the function of mitochondria in cells, and prevent diseases associated with dysfunction like diabetes and obesity, says a new study.