For ingredients with a solid body of scientific substantiation for their cholesterol management claims, plant sterols perhaps do not get the attention they deserve from consumers and healthcare practitioners. BASF is seeking to change the conversation...
While plant sterol esters have a bigger effect on lowering cholesterol than oat beta-glucans, they can come with unwanted side effects including weight gain and microbiome disturbance, finds a new study.
Cargill and FDA have jointly announced a new validated method for measuring the levels of plant sterols and stanols in foods and dietary supplements. The method, developed over a number of years, is simpler, more accurate and less prone to error, experts...
Sanofi-Aventis has said the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) rejection of its application to broaden the already approved sterol-stanols cholesterol lowering claim to powdered supplements won’t affect the company commercially, but they will be...
Less than 75mg of caffeine per serving does not increase alertness, and the cholesterol-lowering ability of plant sterols cannot be communicated in food supplements, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found in two new opinions.
Plant sterol leader Unilever will soon be able to expand its plant sterol-fortified, cholesterol-lowering Pro.activ range into home cooking and baking oils, if a positive opinion is mandated across the EU.
Kraft Foods has urged Australasian authorities to remove restrictions on the package size of low-fat cheese enriched with phytosterol esters – less than two years after calling for their implementation.
Henry Hussell, the head of marketing, Europe at Cargill Health and Nutrition, acknowledges the development of its plant sterols and beta glucan has been slower than many expected – but that doesn’t mean the agrofood giant has lost faith in them.
An agreement has been reached between Raisio and Unilever to grant
non-exclusive global rights to a number of plant sterol and stanol
patents - a move which will allow both companies to develop their
business and applications and...
In an arrangement where university researchers will supply ideas to
industry, Corazonas Foods has paired up in an exclusive deal with
Brandeis University for use of the institution's technology in
Cargill has joined forces with one of the country's largest grocery
stores to develop and launch a range of fat-free milk containing
branded Corowise plant sterols across the US - a range
that is claimed to be the first of its...
Using phytosterol and stanol enriched margarines in everyday life
stabilises cholesterol levels in a free-living population, and
concerns over adverse effects seem unfounded with lower than
recommended intakes being observed.
Two Korean companies, Eugene Science and RexGene Biotech, have
entered into a contract to develop, produce and market a new
supplement containing Eugene Science's proprietary
cholesterol-lowering ingredient CZ in their own country...
Alltracel has slashed its operating losses in first half 2006 and
continues to seek partners and acquisitions - a plan that may, at
some stage, involve teaming up with plant sterol or omega-3
European functional food makers have another source of phytosterols
to choose from, now that Procter & Gamble's Nutraphyl branded
sterols and sterol-esters have been given the green light for use
in the EU under novel foods...
Forbes Medi-Tech has completed the sale of its 50 percent share in
Phyto-Source, its sterol manufacturing joint venture with Chusei
(USA) to Chusei Oil Co for US$25 million, and plans to use the
proceeds to develop more nutraceutical...
Companies extracting sterols from pine trees are looking for a
greater share of Europe's cholesterol-lowering foods market,
exploiting the challenges faced by producers of vegetable
Stronger demand for chemicals lifted sales across all business
units at Cognis, the Germany company said this week, with one of
the best performances from its health ingredients division
confirming the group's focus on wellness,...