UK deems vitamin K2 claims medicinal
Danish-based supplier and supplements maker, New Nordic, has been rapped over bone health and arterial claims it has been making for vitamin K2 food supplements in the UK.
Suck it and see: has the probiotic straw arrived?
The probiotic straw is a concept that has been a long time coming but one which may be about to move from its current niche status into the mainstream, according to Swedish probiotics supplier, BioGaia.
Omega-3 needs of pre-term infants higher than thought: study
The requirements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may be higher for pre-terms infants than previously thought, according to a new study from Australia.
EFSA says yes to calcium, no to omega-3s and probiotics
The latest batch of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinions has surfaced with the assessor giving the thumbs up to three claims revolving around calcium, vitamin D and bone health.
Health claim embarrassment for Nestle, GSK, over wrong ads
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency has upheld complaints against two ‘misleading and inaccurate’ adverts for Nestle’s Maggi Noodles and GlaxoSmithKline’s Horlicks which made unsubstantiated health claims.
Omega-3 claims draw regulator attention in UK
UK food supplements manufacturer, Equazen, has had its wrist slapped by the advertising watchdog for the second time this year for making unsustainable claims.
Yoghurt can benefit bladder cancer, say researchers
Two servings of yoghurt per day can reduce the risk of developing bladder cancer by up to 40 per cent, say Swedish scientists.
Science: The wider impacts of gut health
Special edition: Gut health
In the final part of our gut health series, NutraIngredients.com reviews the science behind the ‘friendly bacteria’ and the prebiotics fibres that ‘fuel’ them.
Danisco brings probiotic straw to functional drink makers
A new business partnership is providing beverage manufacturers with potential to market probiotic drinks without the need for chilling or tight shelf-life restrictions.
Regulation: Rules and health claims for gut health
Special edition: Gut Health
In the second part of a series on gut health, NutraIngredients examines the way products in this category are regulated – and what types of health claims they can make.
Omega-3: Industry action could prompt policy change
Getting omega-3 into the UK diet may require a level of ‘reverse policy’, or making the moves before the policy is adopted, a nutrition expert has suggested.
Market: How global consumers view digestive health
Special edition: Gut health
One of the first functional foods was a digestive health product – Yakult – a probiotic drink a Japanese scientist began selling in his home country in the 1930s.
Don’t ignore omega-3 for mood and behaviour, say UK experts
Academic and nutrition experts in the UK are calling for an increased focus on the benefits of omega-3 in mood and behaviour, especially in children, as a lack of consistent research is stunting potential in the field.
Hope among EFSA’s harsh health claim rulings
The European Food Safety Authority’s hard line stance on health claims is bewildering some, resigning others, but steeling most to meet its ‘gold standard’ scientific demands.
France set to liberate herbal products
France has taken a step to liberalise its highly restrictive herbal regulations by issuing two national decrees that should allow for greater access to botanical supplements.