The line between ingredient supplier and formulator has been
blurred in the distribution agreement between Gaia Herbs and Aboca
USA (a subsidiary of Italian Aboca Spa) – who claim the new deal
will make them the world's largest...
Even though Americans are willing to spend money on healthy
products, they are less likely than other nationalities to make
long lasting behavior changes, according to a new report from
The demonisation of spinach following last week's E.coli outbreak
could give salad-dodgers the excuse they have been looking for to
skimp on their recommended five to nine portions of fruit and veg a
day. Without communication...
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.
Chinese health ingredients supplier Fenchem has been awarded
organic certification in the EU, US and Japan for its plant oils
and green tea extracts, and expects this will boost sales by as
much as 20 per cent.
California-based B&D Nutritional Ingredients is extending its
reach across the United States with a new agreement for Xsto
Solutions to act as a business sales agent, representing its full
range of antioxidant ingredients.
The words clinical trial or scientifically proven on a label carry huge cachet. But behind the claims of scientific evidence, consumers expect a base level of rigour in ensuring thatfood or personal care products actually deliver the benefits they claim.
A new study indicates that the mandatory addition of folic acid to
all grain products has had less of an impact on neural tube defects
in non-Hispanic black births than other racial and ethnic groups,
prompting renewed pressure on...
The US District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday
resolved the final outstanding point in Roche's appeal over the
Empagran price-fixing case, ruling that the US courts have no
jurisdiction in the United States to...
Finnish crispbread specialist Vaasan & Vaasan has revamped the
image of its flagship Finn Crisp brand to take advantage of a
growing market for high fibre and wholegrain snacks in Russia and
lure increasingly health-conscious...
Scientists in the US are attempting to find a cost-effective and
environmentally friendly means of separating rice's starch and
protein, increasingly important ingredients in health-conscious
CT-based Competitive Technologies said last week that drugmaker
Wyeth has filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court to overturn a
$58 million patent infringement award granted by a federal court to
the University of Colorado.
German chemicals firm Merck KGaA, one the vitamin manufacturers
involved in the price fixing allegations, has reached a settlement
and is co-operating with the plaintiffs, reported the New York
The US Supreme Court said yesterday it would hear an appeal by
Roche, BASF and other vitamin makers, challenging a previous ruling
that allowed foreign buyers to sue them in the US for their
Strong results across a range of business units helped US
agribusiness Cargill post a stable set of figures for the
fourth-quarter of 2003. Food ingredients operations in Europe,
Latin America and North America claim a particularly...
Functional soft drinks are no longer confined to obscure avenues of
soft drinks consumption and are steadily edging towards the
mainstream, according to a new report from drinks consultancy
Ireland's Glanbia and Uruguay's Conaprole have joined forces to
help develop the market for dairy ingredients in Latin America. A
new joint venture company, Conabia, based in Mexico, will develop
sales throughout Central...
Dutch speciality foods group Wessanen said this week that 2002
earnings will be lower than previously announced, following poor
fourth quarter results at its Tree of Life North America division.
The CEO and CFO of the division are...
Dutch food retail group Ahold today announced it is to sell its
Netherlands-based health store chain De Tuinen to Holland &
Barrett Europe for €16.5 million. The company said the divestment
was part of its move to focus on core...
Speciality chemicals group Cognis reported sales for the first nine
months of the year on a level with last year's figure, rising by a
mere 1 per cent to €2,408 million. A better-than-average
performance came from the nutrition...
Dutch natural foods group Wessanen reported a strong performance at
its Tree of Life Europe unit, with sales up 22 per cent in the
third quarter. Economic conditions are still affecting US sales,
however, although the company says...
Canada's Federal Court last week fined four leading vitamin
companies C$3.875 million (€2.5m) for their role in a price-fixing
conspiracy. Degussa, Lonza and Nepera and Reilly Industries of the
United States were all charged...
Maker of nutritional and weight management products Usana Health
Sciences said it achieved record sales of $34.8 million (€35.5m)
for the third quarter ended 28 September 2002 , an increase of 18.6
per cent on the same period in 2001.
Reporting sales of SF21.7 billion (€14.8bn) for the first nine
months of the year, the Roche group, which has recently sold its
vitamins business to DSM, also announced that a further SF1.2
billion would have to be set aside for the...
A clinical trial featuring Menotab, the herbal formula produced by
Himalaya USA, has shown that the product can help alleviate the
symptoms of the menopause, good news for women in the light of
recent revelations about the dangers...