Probiotic encapsulation patent opens formulation potential

Probiotic encapsulation patent opens formulation potential

By Shane Starling

Belgian probiotics player Vésale Pharma has applied to the European Patent Office (EPO) for a probiotic microencapsulation technology patent that can deliver probiotics into new blends such as high-dose vitamin C supplements.

European nutrition science will go on, but will it earn health claims?

Special edition: Outsourcing

CROs (slowly) piece together EFSA's health claim science puzzle

By Shane Starling

In the second part of this special series on global outsourcing trends NutraIngredients explores how the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) is impacting activity in the contract research organisation (CRO) sector.

Austrlians are embracing personalised nutrition

Australian consumers warm to nutrigenomics

By Shane Starling

The mainstreaming of functional foods has created an increasingly sophisticated nutritional landscape that is leading into food choices being driven by genetic expression, according to new market research.

Synbiotics may protect kids from asthma: Danone study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements containing a mix of probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers reduced the prevalence of asthma-like symptoms in children at risk of the condition, says a new study from the Netherlands.

Industry is finding the EU health claims system hard to swallow

Are health claims making your business sick?

By Shane Starling

2010 has been another tough year for the European functional food and supplements industries as health claim rejections have continued to flood in, leaving some in a state of high anxiety, fear and dread. Others are just mildly annoyed at a situation...

The gut feeling is good between Probi and Institut Rosell as they extend probiotic link

Canadian Institut Rosell agrees probiotic deal with Probi

By Mike Stones

French Canadian company Institut Rosell has agreed a seven-year partnership with Swedish probiotic research and the development firm Probi covering dietary supplements based on its bacterial Lp299v strain.

Professor Tine Rask Licht - Winner of the Danisco Award

The opportunities and obstacles for gut health science

By Nathan Gray

It’s been a bad year for good bacteria: A raft of negative health claims opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has left many in the industry predicting trouble ahead for probiotics and prebiotics in Europe. But Professor Tine Rask Licht,...

EFSA gives thumbs down to pre-submision meetings

EFSA Board: No resources for pre-submission claim meetings

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed at its Board Management meeting last week that the resources do not exist to accommodate meetings between its health claims panel and parties before claim submissions are formally made.

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