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Quebec-based Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has recorded it sixth successive year of revenue growth as its krill ingredients draw greater consumer and business acceptance and its joint ventures prosper.
Avesthagen is targeting its Indian gooseberry ingredient directly to the consumer market, with a water soluble powder designed to be added directly to drinks.
The safety of stevia has been called into question again after scientists at the University of California said further tests were needed on potential cancer causing properties before the sweetener...
Australian researchers have designed a nanoparticle one thousandth the width of a human hair, which they say has demonstrated potential to protect antioxidants from destruction in the gut.
Superpremium juice drinks have proved to be a dynamic part of the US beverage market showing “phenomenal growth” in just a few years, according to a new report.
Shoppers in the US are continuing to buy natural and organic foods despite difficult economic times, according to research, but experts question how long it can last.
Concentrated freeze-dried extracts from black raspberries may help prevent certain cancers by acting on multiple gene targets, suggests a new study with rats.
The founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Steve Warshak, has this morning been handed a 25-year jail sentence and his company ordered to forfeit $500 million by a federal court...
Foods that claim to deliver energy are carving out a distinct place in the marketplace, as consumers start to look beyond energy drinks for an added boost, according to Mintel.
Extracts from olive leaves may help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to a small human study from Israel-based supplier Frutarom.
A North Carolina-based consortium has been awarded $100,000 to research botanicals and other natural products with $2.5m in the wings if a successful business plan can be developed.
A new study has found that rice bran contains high levels of arsenic, which threatens to seriously call into question its use in foods and supplements.
Consuming milk can assist muscle recuperation after exercise according to a study published in the August edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.
Nuts are becoming evermore popular ingredients in packaged food products as manufacturers continue to satisfy consumer demands for nutritious goods.
Irish nutritional ingredients group Glanbia has expanded its presence in the US market with the acquisition of sports supplement firm Optimum Nutrition.
The market predictions for omega-3 products are endlessly buoyant but a closer look at the state of play reveals very few omega-3 functional foods and beverages have moved beyond niche...
Foods with added stimulants are stealing a march on energy drinks as companies are developing new ways to energize consumers seeking alternatives to sugary beverages, according to a global consumer...
Japanese researchers in conjunction with the Yale School of Medicine have found the mushroom extract, AHCC, can strengthen the immune system and fight the onset of cancer among over-50s.
An eight-week clinical trial has found consumption of curcumin can benefit advanced pancreatic cancer sufferers.
A flavor company has joined forces with a nutrition provider in a venture which could help food manufacturers meet the challenge of unpleasant off-tastes in their healthy formulations.
Recent testing of nutrition bars on sale in the United States has found that labeling has become more accurate, although the wide range in nutritional content means consumers must...
The Canadian regulator is continuing its campaign against the banned weight-loss herbal Ephedra and the anxiety-reliever Kava, yesterday issuing its latest warning to consumers not to use the substances.
A company focusing on how food could contribute to the treatment and prevention of obesity and “other chronic diseases” is the latest organization to throw its weight behind an innovation...
A clinical trial that concluded B vitamins do not reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events or death among patients with coronary heart disease has been criticised by industry for...
Good intentions when it comes to a healthy food go out of the window if people are stressed or hungry, increasing demand for products that offer instant gratification, according to...
Condition-specific products make up almost one-third of all US nutritional supplement sales, led by joint health and calcium, according to a new market report.
Swedish probiotics specialist BioGaia this morning announced a deal with Nestlé Nutrition that will see its proprietary Lactobacillus reuteri strain employed in infant nutrition products globally.
US researchers have concluded lower blood concentrations of vitamin D increase the likelihood of hip fracture among menopausal women by up to 70 per cent.
Fat loss, anti-aging and sarcopenia are three virtually untapped markets for conjugated linolenic acid (CLA), according to a recent presentation by trend expert Dr Elizabeth Sloan.
Agricultural giant Cargill has announced a 55 percent increase in profit over the last year, despite operating in what it describes as “the most volatile agricultural and energy markets in decades”.
Formulating foods with mushroom instead of beef may reduce caloric intake by over 400 calories per day, according to new research.
Consumers are frowning on moves by food manufacturers to reduce the size of products as a way of tackling shrinking budgets in the current economic climate, according to research by...
Forbes Medi-Tech confirmed yesterday that it is to sell its pharmaceutical assets, freeing up the company the focus on further developing its nutraceuticals business.
Cargill’s barley beta concentrate has received a heart health claim go-ahead, following the publication last week of a final ruling from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Flavanol-rich chocolate may boost blood flow in the brain and reduce the risk of dementia and stroke, Boston-based researchers have reported.
Microalgae supplier Cyanotech has said it plans to increase prices of its full range of ingredients as it can no longer offset the rising input costs to the business.
The Greeks have a saying that goes something like this: ‘If you’re in too much of a rush, you’ll trip up’. The food and drinks industry could well benefit...
Fortification of Cheddar cheese with vitamin D3 may be an effective means of raising vitamin D levels in the population, suggest new results from Canada.
Forbes Medi-Tech has reported a 27 per cent increase in sales of its phytosterols in the first six months of 2008, indicating strong on-going potential for ingredients aimed at cholesterol reduction.
Vitamin A deficiency continues to pose formulation challenges to food scientists, but combining technologies may hold the solution, says a new review.
Commercial hemp products do not contain sufficient hemp to cause intoxication, says new research that is welcomed by an industry keen to promote its nutritional benefits.
Long-term dairy consumption, supplemented with other protein-rich foods such as meats can help maintain improved bone health in children, according to a new study.
Dietary fiber information is the only labeling component to have seen an increase in use by US consumers, suggesting growing interest in the ingredient’s health benefits, reveals a new...
Smoothies, desserts, and yoghurts are benefiting from growing consumer awareness of health benefits of raspberries in North America, according to a new consumer survey.
ChromaDex, which develops analytical standards for nutraceutical ingredients, has recorded a second quarter loss, but the firm maintains that the period was important for the developments it has made...
Eating one portion of omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish per week may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration by over 50 per cent, suggests a new study.
Low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of death from all causes by 26 per cent, suggests a study with 13,000 initially healthy men and women.
Rice bran supplier NutraCea has seen profits plunge in its second quarter as raw material restrictions meant the firm was operating at below one third of its normal capacity.
RFI ingredients has completed a new contract manufacturing facility that bring most of the firms’ powder blending in-house, thereby cutting lead times for customers, said the company.
A dried stock made from the bonito fish – a stock used extensively in Japanese cuisine – may improve the palatability of reduced-salt products, suggests new research.
“Food is a weapon – don’t waste it.” This message, which featured on a Second World War poster issued by the US Office of War Information in 1943, is a...
ChromaDex Corporation has completed another phase in its expansion plan, with the extra funds contributing to the group’s intended growth of analytical standards for nutraceutical ingredients.
Fortifying bread with folic acid and low dose vitamin B12 is effective in improving vitamin B blood status in the elderly, according to a new study from Holland.
A new study from Denmark has added to debate about whether organic food is healthier than conventionally grown, as it concludes there is no evidence in favour of the argument.
As the Olympic Games kick off in Beijing today, Dutch athletes can expect to receive the support of sports recovery products shipped over by Netherlands-based DSM.
A UK study has found consuming broccoli can reverse damage caused to the heart blood vessels of diabetics due to the presence of a sulfur compound.
Recent testing on omega-3 supplements that found them to be contaminant-free is a sign that new manufacturing technologies have helped improve product quality, according to trade group Global Organization...
Minnesota-based Protient has said it will expand its whey protein isolate (WPI) capacity in order to meet increased customer demand for the ingredient.
Market researcher Leatherhead Food International (LFI) says satiety foods are growing in popularity but that manufacturers need to be careful not to alienate consumers.
Biofuel subsidies should not be singled out for blame when it comes to rising corn prices, as the underlying driver is the high cost of oil, according to a new...
The children’s functional food and beverage market in the US is expected to see strong growth on the back of increased interest in kids’ health, with major areas of...
China-based ZMC has received USP (United States Pharmacopeia) verification for its natural and synthetic vitamin E ingredients, adding weight to the group’s message that quality is determined by how...
Members of the supplement trade body Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have pledged to follow certain guidelines when marketing products containing the naturally occurring steroid hormone DHEA, in a...
New commercial varieties of kiwifruit optimised for their flavour, colour and health attributes will become available in the next few years, thanks to the publication of a huge collection of...
A new study has devised an optimal process for spray drying the juice of betalain-rich Opuntia stricta, or prickly pear, so it can used as a natural red food...
Cooking temperatures up to 125ºc may be best for anthocyanin retention and activity, according to new research.
Independent product tester ConsumerLab.com has given the thumbs up to almost 50 omega-3 dietary supplements and functional foods for delivering on dosage and being contaminant-free.
An increasing interest in nutritional information in the US could provide opportunities for food and beverage manufactures to use their ingredients as a marketing tool, according to the analysts.
Chinese supplier Fenchem has launched a testing method to detect fake ginkgo biloba, which has become more prevalent as increased demand has strained global supply.
A PL Thomas-sponsored study has demonstrated the potential of the anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic herb 5-Loxin to relieve the symptoms of arthritis of the knee.
Have you ever scavenged through a supermarket bin looking for your next meal? It’s a strange question to put to business readers – and most would shrink at the thought....
Cognis has received GMP certification for three of its top-selling health ingredients, which will make the certification process one step easier for the firm’s customers.
Self regulation to ensure that products marketed towards children meet nutritional standards is working, according to The Council of Better Business Bureaus, which has just signed Nestlé up to the...
Balchem Corporation achieved record net sales in Q2 2008 in spite of the difficult environment affecting all businesses at present, and choline sales were a strong feature of its nutrition segment.
Spanish food firm Natra has reported yet more impressive sales and revenue growth as its integration of newly acquired All Crump continues with success.
An increased intake of calcium, particularly from dairy, may reduce the risk of stroke by 30 per cent, according to a new study from Japan.
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