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Barry Callebaut chocolate could be good for the brain

The world's leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut said yesterday that it had new evidence to support the anti-cancer and anti-ageing benefits of its healthy chocolate Acticoa.

Neptune takes krill oil into Europe and functional foods

Neptune Technologies is taking Neptune Krill Oil into Europe, following the approval of its logo and trademark by the European Registration Office, where it is tipped as a functional food...

Draft regulatory model for traditional medicines released

The first public draft of a regulatory model for traditional medicines has been unveiled by a congress of nine organisations which believe the current regulations do not adequately provide for... seeks reporters

Exciting, award-winning, and rapidly expanding online publisher, DecisionNews Media - the publisher of - seeks young reporters for its New York newsroom, to initiate breaking news on the food...

Kraft aims at healthy food market with vitamin D rule change

Under a rule change food makers can add more vitamin D3 to their cheese products, allowing them to make the claim they are 'good' or 'excellent' sources of vitamin D.

Machine doses milk with omega-3, without the fishy smell

A method of enriching milk with Omega 3 will result in products without the fishy taste associated with the oil, Tetra Pak says in marketing a dosing machine for the nutrient.

Weekly comment

Death by food support

If the EU keeps hiding its agriculture sector behind huge pay cheques instead of devoting more time to food research funding, the bloc's whimpering and wailing will only get worse.

NutriCorp offers thin films in Canada through BioEnvelop

Canadian contract manufacturer NutriCorp is able to offer nutritional supplements in film format, thanks to a new agreement with BioEnvelop Technologies.

Bravo! raises funds to up production

Bravo! Foods is planning to increase production capacity of its fortified flavored milk products - a plan that will be facilitated by almost $19 million in equity financing.

Progress in polyphenol research

A French investigation into daily consumption of polyphenols, the antioxidant compounds found in all plant-based foods, will help advance scientific knowledge on how they influence our health and could one...

High-carb diet may raise diabetics' blood pressure

Following a high-carbohydrate diet may raise type-2 diabetics' blood pressure by a modest degree if followed in the long term, suggest researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Vegetarians need DHA supplements, says Nutrinova

Vegetarians should take supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) to reduce their risk of heart disease, says German firm Nutrinova, manufacturer of vegetarian DHA.

Consumers are wary of functional foods, finds report

Functional foods are failing to win the trust of consumers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to a new report from market analyst Datamonitor, as the food industry is...

Royal BodyCare renames nutritional division

In a bid to better reflect its activities, Royal BodyCare has announced a name-change for its US nutritional products subsidiary to RBC Life Sciences and may also change the name...

AHPA files comments on areca/cancer proposal

A proposal from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to list areca nut and betel quid as chemicals known by the state to cause cancer could impact...

Inulin lowers GI of chocolate

The soluble fibre inulin, best known for its beneficial effects on the gut, also lowers the glycaemic index of dark chocolate, according to a new study, suggesting the ingredient could...

Acatris and ADM form flax lignan association

Flax lignan manufacturers Acatris and Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) have founded a new trade association to support the science behind standardized flax lignan ingredients and protect them from the risk...

Hoodia and Ayurvedics top agenda for AHPA members

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) members have identified three hot areas of concern or debate for the herbal industry, prompting the association to form special committees on Hoodia gordonii, Ayurvedic...

CLA, sterols boost Cognis sales

German health ingredients firm Cognis said today that sales of its branded CLA Tonalin and sterols have helped it counter the downturn in vitamin E.

Silicon may boost calcium/vitamin D bone benefits

New research adds to mounting evidence that silicon delivered as choline-stabilised orthosilicic acid (ch-OSAT) may boost the ability of calcium and vitamin D to build bone mineral density (BMD) in...

Could intuition cure America of its poor eating habits?

Thanksgiving and the holiday season are typically times of overindulgence - followed swiftly by concern over expanding waistlines and earnest efforts to shed pounds. But a Brigham Young University professor...

Geni Herbs takes PomElla into beverages

Keen to cash in on the healthy craze for pomegranate-based beverages, Geni Herbs is introducing a tea-grade version of its PomElla ingredient.

Nutritional demand drives whey and lactose sales

Innovative dairy ingredients are increasingly being used in nutritional-focused applications and are showing significant growth rates according to a new study.

Vitamin D may cut falls in elderly, further evidence

Giving vitamin D supplements to elderly living in care facilities appears to reduce their risk of falls, suggests another study.

Bioriginal's borage oil is affirmed GRAS

Bioriginal has gained GRAS status for BioAsteri, a move that may pave the way for functional foods containing the borage oil as a source of gamma linolenic acid, shown to...

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