Start-up Origo Biosciences has discovered the presence of an
anti-cholesterol immunoglobulin in milk and is investigating its
commercialisation as an ingredient for functional foods that may,
one day, give plant sterols a run for...
Leatherhead Food International is planning a multi-client study
that aims to identify consumer drivers of the €4bn European
functional foods market, and is offering companies the opportunity
to part-fund and steer the research.
Diabetes UK is campaigning to curb the sale of treat foods aimed at
diabetics on the grounds that they are expensive and of little use.
But where does that leave the emerging area functional foods
intended to help sufferers manage...
Functional foods can benefit certain sectors of the population who
may not derive the nutrients they need from their daily diet, but
they may also pose a risk of overdose of certain vitamins and
minerals, according to a new report...
Takara Bio is planning to research the use of lesser yam in
functional foods, following research that indicates a variety
cultivated in Japan has more than 200 times the content of the
plant steroid diosgenin than other domestic varieties.
Postmenopausal women are not inclined to recognise functional foods
as a viable means of reducing risk of heart disease, finds a survey
that could inform marketing efforts aimed at this important
Ireland is positioning to compete on food innovation on a global
basis, as Teagasc today announces that it is explaning its food
research programme in anticipation of future challenges - with a
specific emphasis on functional foods.
Food companies are largely unaware of regulatory hurdles to placing
a new product on the market, according to the Food Safety Authority
of Ireland (FSAI), which has this week published a leaflet on
appropriate labelling for functional...
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has announced that it has
overcome the barriers to developing functional foods using Neptune
Krill Oil (NKO) in alliance with Terepia, with the introduction of
three fruit-flavored custards.
Increasing sales of NKO and a tight hold on the purse strings are
helping Neptune Technologies on its way to profitability. The
Canadian biotech reduced its loses in the second by 25 percent to
$380,000, while sales rose 22 percent...
Neptune Technologies is taking Neptune Krill Oil into Europe,
following the approval of its logo and trademark by the European
Registration Office, where it is tipped as a functional food
ingredient as well as a dietary supplement.
Functional foods are failing to win the trust of consumers on both
sides of the Atlantic, according to a new report from market
analyst Datamonitor, as the food industry is not forgiven for
outlandish claims made in the past and communications...
Functional food could present a solution to the crisis of chronic
diseases that is crippling health care systems across Europe, but
the emphasis should be on action over education, according to
Professor Hans-Ulrich Klõr of Universität...