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Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Israeli ingredients firm Frutarom has acquired New Zealand-based fruit ingredients company Taura Natural Ingredients Holding Ltd for about US$70m, the company has said.

What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe?

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What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe?

By Nathan Gray

Botanical supplements are popular among consumers of all ages in Europe, but what are the most popular? As part of our special edition on botanicals, NutraIngredients counts down the top ten botanical ingredients purchased by European consumers.

Naturex opens Chilean subsidiary

Naturex opens Chilean subsidiary

Botanical extract giant Naturex is opening a subsidiary in Chile to strengthen its position in Latin America. The move follows its January 2014 acquisition of Chile Botanics and its factory in Linares.

Frutarom president and chief executive Ori Yehudai:

Frutarom posts powerful profit and sales growth

By Rod Addy

Frutarom has posted strong double digit growth figures for its second quarter/half year results, driven by acquisitions, organic growth, price increases, falling raw material costs and more favourable purchasing deals.

Court rejects Kaneka's patent violation claim

ZMC hopeful German CoQ10 court win will resonate internationally

By Shane Starling

A German court has rejected global CoQ10 leader Kaneka’s charge that rival Zhejiang Medicine Company (ZMC) and its European Distributor, Kyowa Hakko GmbH Europe, infringed its patent – a ruling ZMC hopes will influence pending actions.

BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

By Stephen Daniells

One year on from the $3.1 billion acquisition of Cognis, Samy Jandali, VP of nutrition and health North America for BASF, told Stephen Daniells why he is impressed with the progress of the integration and why we can expect more M&A in the nutrition...

Gumlink takes 50 per cent stake in Canadian probiotic gum maker

Gumlink takes 50 per cent stake in Canadian probiotic gum maker

By Mike Stones

Danish company Gumlink’s acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Canadian probiotic and nutraceutical gum maker, Tab Labs Inc will allow the joint venture to focus on patented nutraceutical chewing gum, according to Soren Birn, Gumlink’s chief executive...

General Mills wins race for stake in Yoplait

General Mills wins race for stake in Yoplait

By Guy Montague-Jones

General Mills has fought off big name bidders from across the global food industry to buy a 50 per cent stake in the French yoghurt maker Yoplait.

IPA president outlines probiotic challenges

IPA president outlines probiotic challenges

By Stephen Daniells

Scott Bush, the VP of marketing, health and nutrition in Bioactives at Danisco USA, talks to Stephen Daniells about the challenges the probiotics industry faces in the form of new European Union health claims laws.

Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is a pile of evidence linking artificial trans fats with heart disease, so why is it still in our food? It’s time to get real and recognize that artificial trans fat is an adulterant with no place in the global food supply.

Yakult to commence US production in 2012

Yakult to commence US production in 2012

By Shane Starling

Japanese probiotics pioneer, Yakult Honsha, will commence manufacturing its little probiotic dairy bottles in the US for the first time in 2012, the company has announced, as it seeks to move into eastern seaboard US states.

How the EU health claims process could impact US

How the EU health claims process could impact US

How will the new health claims system in Europe impact the state of play in the North American market? Lorraine Heller speaks to a leading international ingredients supplier about the potential marketing and regulatory implications.

Exploring the sweet future for stevia

Exploring the sweet future for stevia

As regulatory approval for stevia and its extracts gathers pace in the US, Mark Blumenthal from the American Botanical Council gives his thoughts and inside knowledge on his nominee for ‘herb of the year’.

Pizzey's Nutritionals heads for Europe

Pizzey's Nutritionals heads for Europe

Pizzey's Nutritionals has launched a flax/fish oil ingredient in Europe after being purchased by Glanbia Nutritionals in 2007. Founder and president of the 17-year-old Canadian supplier Linda Pizzey discusses that move and other aspects of the omega-3...

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