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Abbott in the right Zone

Pushing forward in the weight control market, a deal worth $160 million sees Abbott Laboratories as the new owner of ZonePerfect Nutrition, the fastest-growing brand...

FDA updates botanical ingredients

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to amend its regulation on declaring botanical ingredients in dietary supplements to incorporate by reference the latest...

Red wine prolongs yeast life

Scientists could be closer to understanding why red wine quaffing Mediterraneans live to a handsome age thanks to a new study that found an ingredient...

Joining forces to beat the functional beverage market

As competition gains pace in the functional food and beverage market will the road to success be paved with tighter collaborations at the formulation stage...

Interactive taste campaign targets consumer

The results of a recent survey on taste and nutrition is the key driver behind a new marketing campaign from Fleischmann's, a brand of ConAgra...

Sales potential for Polyphenolics

A natural product from US company Polyphenolics has made the grade as the first grape seed extract to be awarded GenerallyRegarded as Safe (GRAS) from...

State-of-the-art labs for nutrition research

The US Department of Agriculture this week unveiled two new multi-million dollar buildings to house research on the role of food and its components in...

WTO, winners and losers

As the countdown to the September rendez-vous for WTO global trade negotiations in Cancun in Mexico begins, European agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler shares his views...

Graminex prepares ground for new GMPs

Active ingredients supplier Graminex has received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) registration from public health and safety company NSF International, preparing the ground for tougher regulations...

HACCP recognition for DMV

Nutrition ingredients supplier DMV International , part of billion euro dairy company Campina, is the first US company to be approved by L.R.Q.A. for HACCP certification...

Curry spice key to treating IBD

Traditional curry spice curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Crohn's and ulcerative colitis - report researchers....

Womb experience dictates 'couch potato' syndrome?

Could your child be preordained to be an overweight couch potato? New Zealand physiologists are proposing that the well-known association between obesity, metabolic syndrome, sedentary...

Fruit and veg appeal still lacking

Cardiac rehabilitation patients may "just say no" not only to obviously harmful dietary fat but also to beneficial fruits and vegetables, claims a small study...

Beer meets thirst for low carbs

The faddish low carb appeal reaches the beverage marketplace with Labatt USA this week unveiling its new, low carbohydrate beer called Rock Green Light, to...

Size matters, understanding the French paradox

The "French paradox" - the intriguing phenomenon that pitches France's rich cuisine against a slender population - can be explained in part by portions that...

Acquisitions Vital for internal growth

Ambitious company Vital Living has merged with privately held nutraceutical-based drug development company Enhanced Nutriceuticals (ENI). The deal gives pharma drug-delivery company SkyePharma - a...

Bulk ingredients boost nutra results

Nutraceutical ingredients supplier Health Sciences Group sees gross profits and sales soar on the back of its latest acquisition Quality Botanical Ingredients. The results will...

Cargill awards GRAS for soy isoflavones

Cargill's Health and Food Technologies unit has completed a self-GRAS determination for the use of AdvantaSoyClear as a source of concentrated soy isoflavones in a...

Distribution dynamics lifts Red Bull

Syntegra, the billion dollar consulting and system integration subsidiary of BT group claims to have significantly contributed to a lift in sales performance for the...

Carrots crack colon cancer

Colon cancer is a major cause of premature death in Europe, accounting for approximately 75,000 deaths each year. Could the answer lie in a glass...

Heart healthy gravy

Road's End Organics , the US manufacturer of organic dairy-free Chreese products, has introduced three new gravy mixes onto the market. Branded as wheat and gluten...

Can obesity increase risk of breast cancer?

Science has already suggested that obesity is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but a new study now explains why....

Moves to improve kid's diet

It's back-to-school time and time for parents to think about what their kids are eating. Over 16 per cent of children in the US are...

Forbes achieves dollar milestones

Strong figures marked by a surge in sales helped cholesterol-reducing ingredient company Forbes Medi-Tech report a leap in revenues for the first six months of...

ATX opts for tablets over capsules

In a drive to cut the number of pills required for each dosage, sports nutrition company ATX Athlete Nutrition has come up with a new...

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