A group of South Korean researchers plan to develop new supplements with functional claims using a mixture containing berry extract and soybean for controlling hyperglycemia, following positive human clinical trial results.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) appears to have nailed shut the door for soy-cholesterol reducing health claims in the European Union, after dismissing a series of formal objections to its third rejection of the bean’s cholesterol-lowering capacity.
The soy industry is reeling after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejected for the third time a soy-cholesterol reduction health claim submission – even as authorities in 10 countries have backed similar claims.
A yeast beta glucan ingredient called Wellmune WGP and a fermented black bean extract have won novel foods approval for use in foods, drinks and food supplements from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The three groups behind the soy protein-cholesterol lowering health claim rejected by the European Food Safety Authority in late July, say EFSA’s tight definition of soy protein denies real world use of the nutrient.
Solbar has unveiled a new corporate branding image as it is engaged in a strategic shift towards innovation, especially in isolates soy protein and extruded products and supporting customers with technical knowhow.
The growing level of innovative Israeli incubator projects focused on nutritional product development is behind a seasoned industry player’s decision to establish a consultancy aimed at taking these start-ups to the next level.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has published a second assessment report on the potential use of a herbicide-tolerant soybean line in food products, giving its preferred option of approval.
The manner in which pre-menstrual and menopausal indications for soy and red clover isoflavones that recently won approval from the European Patent Office can be translated into marketing messages, is being debated among soy players.
Ben & Jerry’s campaign to ensure produce from clones is detectable in the food chain shows that bundling biotech in with conventional produce remains unacceptable – but lessons from GM do not seem to have been learned.
The fall-out from the melamine crisis in China is prompting manufacturers to be super careful about sourcing safe ingredients, say industry sources – not just dairy and not just those coming from China.
Touchi, a fermented soy bean extract that has been used for centuries in Japan, China and other parts of Asia may be available to European consumers if a European Union Novel Foods application is approved.