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Kraft reveals its four approaches to health and wellness

Kraft explains its approach to health and wellness in the second of a series of articles examining the practices of major US food firms in the face of a...

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Nestle pursues human nutrition through acquisition strategy

The third in a series of articles on the health and wellness approach of major US companies examines Nestlé's increasing focus on research and development as a means to...

Embria names Canadian distribution partner

Embria Health Sciences has is teaming up with Alliance Principle Ingredients for the exclusive distribution of its ingredients in Canada, meaning the company has now secured its distribution partners for...

Enzymotec ups US marketing strategy for cognitive health

Israeli Enzymotec and Life Extension have announced an expansion to their joint product marketing strategy that reflects Enzymotec's push into the US cognitive health market.

No selenium, vitamin boost for organic milk, say researchers

Organic milk was not seen to be richer in vitamins or selenium than conventional milk, found a new study presented this week that contradicts the conclusions of an earlier, similar...

Flaxseed shows potential against hot flushes

Flaxseed, a rich source of plant omega-3 and lignans, may reduce the frequency of hot flushes by almost 60 per cent, suggests new research from the US.

Kraft reveals its four approaches to health and wellness

Kraft explains its approach to health and wellness in the second of a series of articles examining the practices of major US food firms in the face of a...

Study positions Pycnogenol against menopause symptoms

A new study has yielded positive results on the use of Pycnogenol for managing menopause symptoms, supporting potential use of the pine bark extract in place of hormone replacement therapy.

Covance helps bridge testing gap with new Asia lab

Contract researcher Covance has opened a $2mn nutritional chemistry laboratory in Singapore - the first of its kind for the organization in Asia.

Purity Life to sell Akvar 20/50 in Canada

Purity Life Health Products has announced an exclusive distribution deal with Dynakor Pharmacal for the distribution of its new diet product, Akävar 20/50, in Canada.

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How General Mills combines profitability and consumer health

In the first of a series of articles on the approach of major US food companies to health and wellness, examines the focus of General Mills in the development...

Martek targets school meals with Life'sDHA

Martek Biosciences's vegetarian omega-3, life'sDHA, is set to appear in a cheese sauce geared at US children.

Sabinsa gets a US polyphenol process patent

Sabinsa Corporation has secured a new process patent that can be applied in the manufacture of polyphenols, such as resveratrol, oxyresveratrol and gnetol.

Studies support green-lipped mussel's anti-inflammatory properties

The anti-inflammatory properties of New Zealand green lipped mussels have been given a significant boost, as two new studies report the potent benefits of the mussel's lipid fraction.

Weekly comment

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In 1993, it seemed superheroes had reached their lowest peak when Superman was slain by an unstoppable monster known as "Doomsday".

Two studies back up FOS efficacy

The ability of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) to beneficially boost gut health has received a significant boost as two studies report the prebiotic efficacy of the ingredient.

Martek gets novel foods go-ahead for China

Martek has received the go-ahead for its life'sDHA omega-3 to be used in food products in China, news that opens up a promising new market for the US ingredients firm.

Low selenium levels may be weakening muscles - study

Low blood levels of selenium could double the risk of weaker muscles in the elderly, suggests new research based in Italy.

Ocean Spray expansion continues as cranberry demand soars

Cranberry giant Ocean Spray is again expanding its processing capacity in an effort to catch up with soaring global demand for products containing sweetened dried cranberries.

Frutarom launches Halal vanilla extract

Frutarom USA has introduced an alcohol-free concentrated vanilla extract, which the firm claims is ideal for use in Halal goods and heat-intense applications.

Nutrigenomics will underlie food future, Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen regards nutrigenomics as technology to underlie the food industry's future away from one-size-fits-all nutrition, and has placed exploration of this area high-up on its R&D agenda.

Higher vitamin E doses may produce better results for heart

Increased doses of vitamin E may produce positive results for heart health, says a new study from the US that questions the 'under-dosing' used in earlier clinical trials.

Supplement database completes USDA nutritional records

A new Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database is being developed by the government's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is an effort to establish an accurate record of the dietary supplement intake of...

New office to help InnoBio expand in US

Innobioactives of Dalian, China (InnoBio), has opened a new sales office in Greensboro, North Carolina as the company attempts to expand its presence in the US market.

National Starch could soon be sold

Leading food starch firm National Starch could be up for a change in ownership, following news of a possible takeover of its parent company Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI).

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