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...