Cognis: Now a part of BASF

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

BASF-Cognis acquisition delivering customer benefits

By Shane Starling

Integration is fully underway after the merger last year between the two German ingredient giants, Cognis and BASF, with projects developing under the newly formed Human Nutrition unit in the wake of BASF’s €3bn acquisition in December, 2010.

Body shaping and toning is the predominate CLA claim, although to date, EFSA's health claims panel has not accepted CLA claim-backing science

CLA gains EU hearing as Novel Foods status beckons

By Shane Starling

Nine months after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) handed in a positive safety assessment for conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), the weight management ingredient will be assessed by the European Commission as it continues its protracted journey...

Acerola: Cognis says soft health claims will do for extracts from this evergreen

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Cognis focuses on soft health claims for plant extracts

By Ben Bouckley

Cognis says it is following a “dual pillar” approach to product marketing that involves stressing market awareness of health benefits for some ingredients such as plant extracts, rather than investing in EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) submissions.

Where next for ingredients since Cognis and National Starch?

Where next for ingredients since Cognis and National Starch?


‘Billion dollar deal’ was not a phrase bandied about the food ingredients industry much last year. With BASF buying Cognis for €3.1bn and Corn Products International paying $1.3bn for National Starch, M&A looks to be thawing – but best not get over-excited...

Blending food with cardiology

Blending food with cardiology

Cardiologist Richard Collins, a special guest of Cognis, explores the ease of formulating tasty and heart-healthy foods.

Tonalin time

Tonalin time

Always one of the biggest stands at Vitafoods, Cognis Nutrition and
Health seem ever more present this year, with heavy marketing,
including an evening event, to launch its Tonalin CLA to the
European market.


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