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New natural, cost-effective blocker for health-promoting, but bitter, phytochemicals

Geneva-based Natural Taste Consulting (NTC) is launching a plant-derived bitter blocker for applications such as dark chocolate, instant coffee, teas, energy drink and dietary supplements.

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Chr Hansen delivers 'encouraging' Q3 results

Chr Hansen has turned in ‘an encouraging performance’ for Q3 2015 with revenues rising 9% for the first nine months in 2014/2015.

“Our aim with this cooperation is to get food products made with ‘algility’ microalgae into consumers’ hands faster.”

Roquette boosts algae project with beverage partner

French supplier Roquette has inked a deal with a food and beverage innovator it met at the SIAL food industry trade show last year to develop products for its nascent...

Canadian firm to debut blended solution for vegetarian protein, fiber fortification

Canadian supplier Dealers Ingredients plans to debut its Profi one-stop solution for vegetarian protein and fiber fortification at the upcoming Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) trade show in Chicago....

Cargill on Trehalose: The biggest challenge is limited awareness but every new product is helping

One year on from the ‘Taco Bell affair’ and Cargill is continuing to see growth in demand for its Trehalose additive, but the biggest challenge continues to be limited awareness...

Nutrinsic has long term plan to enter food, supplement markets with protein produced from waste steams

Nutrinsic, a company that uses microbes to produce protein from food production waste streams, has a long term plan to enter the food and supplement markets with its product it...

Save the date: NutraIngredients Awards set to return to Geneva in 2016

After a hugely successful inaugural awards ceremony and industry celebration in 2015, the NutraIngredients Awards are set to return to Geneva on May 11th 2016. Put it in your diary now!

Supplement sales slow, but hope emerges in probiotics, protein, omega-3s and aloe

Market saturation, negative press and increased competition from fortified foods are taking a toll on dietary supplement sales, growth of which is slowing dramatically, according to research from IBISWorld and...

Sales of energy shots slump as consumers reach for drinks instead

Sales of energy shots are slumping as their medicinal taste and less favorable position as a supplement drive consumers to reach for energy drinks, which many shoppers consider safer, according...

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Health Canada grants Verisol a Natural Product Number, confirms efficacy and safety

Health Canada’s Natural and Non-prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) has confirmed the clinical efficacy of Gelita’s Verisol collagen peptide for improving skin physiology.

New leader Steinford says NAXA will broaden mission from ingredient defense to market expansion

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) is aiming to rekindle its momentum with the naming of a new president.  Longtime industry insider Scott Steinford, who is also president of the...

Texas storms disrupt Qualitas algal production: ‘It’s a setback but we’re still in a unique position,’ says CEO

Recent heavy storms and flooding in Texas have impacted the algae production facility of Qualitas Health, but the company has already implemented an ‘emergency action plan’ and expects to be operating...

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InQpharm joins UNPA as newest executive member

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has announced that innovation-driven biotech company InQpharm has joined with an executive-level membership.

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InterHealth gets Brazilian approval for UC-II

ANVISA – the National Health Surveillance Agency in Brazil – has approved InterHealth’s UC-II for sale in finished products in Brazil.

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Norwegian krill player appoints new chief

Matts Johansen has been appointed CEO of krill major Aker BioMarine with a mandate to “to continue to develop one of Norway's most exciting biotechnology companies into a solid and predictable...

Mushroom mycelium could breathe new life into declining cereals category, claims MycoTechnology

Grain companies are working with Denver-based MycoTechnology to explore how mushrooms’ filament-like roots or ‘mycelium’ could help create new value-added opportunities in the cereals market by transforming the nutritional profile of...

NSF: Certification eliminates doubt for 'gluten-free' probiotics

The question of the presence of gluten in probiotics made a splash recently with the release of a study that found some trace of the protein in a number of...

Probiota Americas

NYAG affair will have implications for probiotics suppliers, exec says

According to one prominent executive, for the probiotics industry, the fallout from the NYAG affair should be fairly straightforward:  Make sure you know how to do what you’re supposed to...

Israeli start-up has novel approach for grasshopper shakes

Israeli insect start-up, Steak TzarTzar, aims to target the Western sports nutrition market with its grasshopper protein powder - competitively priced thanks to grasshopper sales in Africa.

‘Game changer’: ChromaDex inks deal with Suntava to produce concentrated anthocyanin ingredient

Irvine, CA-based ChromaDex has signed a worldwide license and supply agreement for Suntava Purple Corn to produce a highly concentrated anthocyanin ingredient at a price point that should appeal to...

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Aker BioMarine gets two ‘important’ US patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine two process patents, a development described by the company as ‘important’.

Study adds proanthocyanidins, vitamin E to Lycoberry's already verified high levels of lycopene

A new study looking at the autumn olive berry (AOB) - branded by a promoter as Lycoberry - has confirmed the rich assortment of proanthocyanidins and alpha- and gamma- tocopherols...

IPA says manufacturing process, not 'contamination,' accounts for traces of gluten researchers found in probiotics

A recent study that found traces of gluten in probiotic supplements has provoked a measured response from the International Probiotic Association. IPA executive director George Paraskevakos noted that only one...

ChromaDex extends earnings streak, cuts losses in half

ChromaDex Corp. notched its fourth consecutive quarter of record earnings with its Q1 2015 earnings report which it made public this week. The company reported net sales of $5.3 million,...

InterHealth expands branded ingredient range with acquisition of Next Pharmaceuticals

InterHealth Nutraceuticals has acquired the assets of Next Pharmaceuticals, including the well-known branded ingredients Relora and Sytrionol, the company announced this week.

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