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SIDI protocol pushed forth by industry at IFT

The industry-wide need for implementation of the Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) protocol was yesterday underscored by speakers at the IFT Expo.

Goat milk prevents iron deficiency - study

A study of the nutritional benefits of goat milk, compared to cow milk, at preventing iron deficiency could prove to be a huge benefit to human health.

DSM delights bakers and cheese makers at IFT

DSM Food Specialities is using IFT Food Expo 2007 in Chicago to introduce its taste enhancement ingredients to the US.

IFT: Cognis launches bakery emulsifiers, mold inhibitor

European ingredients firm Cognis is using the IFT event in Chicago this week as a platform to launch a variety of new products on the US market, including emulsifiers, aerating...

CRN proposes upper limits for functional foods

While functional foods make inroads at the IFT Expo, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is making its voice heard on the issue of upper limits for nutrients added to...

Green tea ingredient rides trend

A green tea extract has been launched by Danisco as a food ingredient, reinforcing the perceived benefits of the antioxidant and its "consumer friendly" appeal.

Kemin files suit for lutein patent

Kemin Health has filed a patent infringement suit against OmniActive Health Technologies for methods pertaining to the isolation and purification of lutein and lutein compositions.

Syngenta sales rise as focus shifts from soy to corn

Syngenta has posted strong half-year results, with growth in the firm's corn business offsetting a decline in soybean sales.

IFT: AAK launches no-trans bakery shortenings

Oil and fat manufacturer AarhusKarlsham (AAK) is introducing a number of extensions to its EsSence line of bakery shortenings, designed to respond to the trans-free requirements of niche applications in...

Anthocyanin-rich corn products may benefit dieters, diabetics

Using blue corn to make tortillas and other products may offer significant benefits for dieters and diabetics, suggests a new study from Mexico and Venezuela.

Study finds omega-3 greater anti-inflammatory potential

An increased intake of fish oil over vegetable oil can help reduce the inflammation of various tissue and organs, a study has found.

Cheese taste and aroma boosted by prebiotics - study

The sensory aspects of cheese could be boosted by the addition of prebiotic ingredients, in addition to improving the nutritional profile of the product, suggests new research.

Healthy ingredients makers court mainstream food at IFT

IFT Expo is bridging the gap between dietary supplement ingredients and mainstream food manufacturers, with companies who once focused on nutrition in a capsule now looking to supply functional food...

One per cent can help reduce sat fat, says agency

Milk that contains only one per cent fat can be used as an ingredient in food products to help formulators reduce saturated fat levels in line with guidance targets, says...

Broccoli and cauliflower may slash prostate cancer risk

Eating more than one serving of broccoli and cauliflower a week may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 45 per cent, says a new study.

USDA reviews soybean standards

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended a comment period on a review of the nation's soybean standards, as it aims to ascertain whether these adequately respond to current...

Antioxidants linked to better bone health for osteoarthritis

Increased intake of fruit and the antioxidants they contain, like vitamins C and E, may improve bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis.

AHPA sets its no-GM policy in stone

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is urging its members to refrain from using genetically modified (GM) herbal ingredients until environmental and health concerns can be effectively addressed.

IFT Expo's functional offerings are here

It's official! The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is right around the corner! Running from Saturday July 28th through to Wednesday August 1st in Chicago, the Institute of Food...

Anthocyanins' anti-inflammatory properties probed

Increased intake of anthocyanins - compounds behind the red and blue colour of berries and other fruit - from dietary or supplemental sources may protect against inflammation, says a new...

Zeaxanthin linked to better mental performance in the elderly

Increased intake of the carotenoids lycopene and zeaxanthin may improve the mental performance of the elderly, according to a new study from France.

Nanotech task force advises FDA collect data

A US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) task force on nanotechnology has presented its findings in a report calling for the creation of an official guidance and in-house data on...

Aloe ready for bioavailability applications

A study demonstrating the potential for aloe vera to enhance vitamin C and B12 bioavailability could give manufacturers of the ingredient another angle along which to promote it.

AHPA petitions FDA to amend GMPs

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has announced it is calling on FDA to change aspects of the Good Manufacturing Practices final rule it says could be damaging to dietary...

Decas launches full line of organic berry powders

Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS) is launching 100 percent organic whole berry powders for the nutraceutical, functional food and cosmeceutical applications.

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