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NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum: One week to go!

NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum: One week to go!

Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion of the sector, from science and claim substantiation, to market sizing and key consumer demographics.

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Calcium supplements may support a healthy colon: Harvard study

Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.

House passes Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act... now for the Senate?

The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 (H.R. 4771) has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, a move praised by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

Fish oil supplements show endothelial health benefits

Supplements of fish oil may beneficially modify markers of endothelial health, says a new study from scientists from the University of Reading, UK.

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Ganeden BC30 gets Mexican regulatory approval

Mexico’s Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) has approved the use of GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) as an ingredient for food and beverage enrichment.

Probiotic/vitamin C blend cuts kids’ school absence by 30%

Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more than 30%, according to researchers.

Global Industry News

INDUSTRY VOX POP: Do natural claims still resonate with consumers? Mamma Chia, Runa, Saffron Road, Cargill et al weigh in from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Are consumers weary of 'all-natural' claims? And if so, what other cues do they look for on pack to see if a brand fits in with their values? We quizzed the bosses of some innovative food brands, ingredients suppliers and branding experts to find out … 

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

The road to fish-oil equivilent GM camelina from NutraIngredients.com

Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something which has been surprisingly well received by the public, its senior researcher says. 

Scientists claim improved ‘on the spot’ sibutramine testing from NutraIngredients.com

Scientists have provided ‘proof of principle’ that a type of spectroscopy can rapidly detect the presence of the banned substance sibutramine – the most prolific adulterant in weight loss food supplements. They say it can be a game-changer for the border detection of the compound.

WhiteWave Foods to buy SO Delicious Dairy Free in $195m deal to expand its plant-based foods empire from FoodNavigator-USA.com

UPDATED: WhiteWave Foods has struck a deal to buy SO Delicious Dairy Free for $195m in cash in a bid to expand its presence in the fast-growing plant-based foods category. 

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Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Healthcare giant Bayer has said it will defend itself ‘vigorously’ against the US Federal Trade Commission decision...

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the...

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products targeting children is a bright spot in the otherwise murky sales picture for omega-3s, said an...

 FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

Applied Food Sciences, a Texas-based ingredient supplier, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a complaint...

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

Multivitamins/minerals provide a low cost, convenient way to fill nutrient gaps when nutrient recommended intakes are not...

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

A major self policing and informational effort in the dietary supplement industry has received a signifcant boost...

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance,...

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Sales of herbal dietary supplements with turmeric/curcumin as the primary ingredient grew by 26.2% in 2013 to...

Euromonitor: Young, urban driving supplement vitamin sales Brazil
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Young, urban Brazilians driving country's vitamin and supplement sales: Euromonitor

Last year, sales of vitamins and dietary supplements in Brazil increased by 9%, reaching R$3.2 billion ($1.4...

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply just over a month away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education...