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‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR

By Lynda Searby

The Italian advertising standards body has pulled up Forsamax, a supplement for treating erectile dysfunction, for misleading advertising - providing further proof that the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) has no weight in Italy,...

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) now counts 58 companies as members – up from 42 back in April 2015. © iStock.com / pvachier

dispatches from vitafoods 2016

IPA 'rebirth' sees probiotic membership surge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has seen a membership swell this year as old faces return and new faces come on board.

Bottling it? Probiotic marketing is banned in the EU based on the opinions of 'ill-equipped' experts, according to professor Reid. © iStock

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

By Lynda Searby

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the EU could learn from the Canadian approach to...

'We are trying to take the sleaze out of libido and focus on health ageing,' says the supplier behind Testofen and Libifem. © iStock.com / aquatarkus

special edition: gender-specific nutrition

How to take the sleaze out of libido supplements

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The market for male libido supplements dwarfs that for women – but positioning products as healthy ageing supplements may help shake the sleaze from this niche segment, says one bawdy botanical supplier.

Be part of a special European delegation being sent to Singapore. The city is the venue for the first ever Food Vision Asia. (© iStock.com/anek_S)

Food Vision Asia: Be part of a unique EU delegation

By Will Chu

Are you looking to explore the Asian market for new business opportunities? Food Vision Asia is looking for individuals who are interested in forming a delegation to represent Europe’s trade interests, and form new commercial relationships within Asia’s...

Chr Hansen's human health and nutrition division performs well - while animal health faces contract challenges. © iStock.com / horkins

Chr Hansen posts strong Q2 results – but nutrition growth ‘modest’

Downturn in yoghurt probiotic use propped up by supplements: Chr Hansen CFO

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Chief financial officer (CFO) for ingredients giant Chr Hansen says there has been a downturn in use of probiotics in yoghurts over the last five years due to the EU’s ban on the term – but food supplements are weathering the storm. 

UNICEF: “80% of the world’s aid is delivered in war zones, but sadly [in Syria] we have to negotiate a level of complexity I’m not sure has ever been seen before.” © iStock.com / RadekProcyk

Hunger under siege: How UNICEF is tackling malnutrition in Syria

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Political neutrality, besieged communities and an escalating amount of mouths to feed. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a lot to contend with if it is to reach the two million children and mothers it intends to with nutrition products this...

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