France's General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), part of its Ministry of the Economy, has announced that the term “probiotic” will be allowed on the labels of food supplements in the country.
France’s burgeoning microbiome-based research sector have formed the ‘Alliance Promotion Microbiote,’ a consortium that looks to boost the country’s efforts in developing microbiota-linked innovations.
While the US is the most developed market for kombucha, the category is growing in Europe with the drink’s natural and functional positioning ready to tap into health and wellness trends. But the evolution of the French, German and UK markets shows the...
While most insect products focus on hiding the insect content by using flours, French start-up Entoma sells Jimini's whole, spiced insects as a gourmet apéritif snack – a gamble that has paid off as they featured in Mintel's most innovative...
Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece
France’s formally buoyant multi-billion euro probiotic yoghurt market will shed €420m between now and 2018 directly because of tough EU health claim laws, according to new analysis that isolates ‘the health claims effect’ for the first time.
France has not been the fastest uptaker of European Union food supplement laws, but market liberalisation is underway, says French food supplements association (Synadiet) president, Alban Maggiar. If only EFSA would stop being so "Soviet-like"...
The functional foods industry in France is booming, according to a
report from Invest In France that claims the sector attracted 7 per
cent of all new foreign investment projects in the country between
2002 and 2007.
French baker Paul has launched bread containing omega-3 fatty acids
as functional products gather pace in France's boulangeries,
despite some industry and public scepticism after years of poor
product development, reports Chris...
Two new products for the French slimming market: 'Veinosvelt', a
natural extract-based formula to combat cellulite, and
'Pro-satietil hyperproteine', a high protein product range suitable
for Atkin's diet...