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Cargill rides publicity wave with Trehalose functional ingredient

Cargill rides publicity wave with Trehalose functional ingredient

Cargill has weathered a potential media storm concerning its functional ingredient Trehalose.  The ingredient, a glucose dissaccharide, was one of the potentially ‘scary’ food ingredients seized upon for its use by a well known fast food chain.

Published: 14-Jul-2014

Particulars of GRAS process leave it open to criticism, expert says

Particulars of GRAS process leave it open to criticism, expert says

The GRAS process as it stands in the United States is vulnerable to criticism based on possible conflicts of interest and low-quality safety work, said Claire Kruger, PhD, president of Spherix Consulting, a division of ChromaDex.

Published: 11-Jul-2014

Video: In light of FDA's reticence, professional help critical in NDI submissions

Video: In light of FDA's reticence, professional help critical in NDI submissions

The submissions of New Dietary Ingredient notifications seems as fraught as ever, and part of the issue is that regulators are not as communicative as they could be, according to Alex Schauss, senior director of AIBMR Life Sciences.

Published: 10-Jul-2014

‘The awareness of the importance of overall immune health has reached critical mass with consumers’: Biothera CEO

‘The awareness of the importance of overall immune health has reached critical mass with consumers’: Biothera CEO

Richard Mueller

CEO - Biothera

Consumer awareness of the importance of immune health throughout the year is driving significant growth in that category, and there are still plenty of opportunities in the category, says the CEO of Biothera.

Published: 08-Jul-2014

Chia and psyllium: Sterilization and adulteration show importance of choosing suppliers carefully

Chia and psyllium: Sterilization and adulteration show importance of choosing suppliers carefully

George Pontiakos

President and CEO - BI Nutraceuticals

Recent pathogen outbreaks in raw chia powder and concerns over whether some psyllium is actually food grade highlight the ongoing importance of selecting suppliers wisely, says the CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

Published: 07-Jul-2014

Sports nutrition products for women are a huge area of growth: Marketing guru

Sports nutrition products for women are a huge area of growth: Marketing guru

Jeff Hilton

Co-founder and CMO - BrandHive

Women, protein blends, and the ‘anti-wasting’ market are all areas of significant opportunity in sports nutrition, says Jeff Hilton, co-founder and CMO of BrandHive.

Published: 01-Jul-2014

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

Antoine Bily, Naturex global R&D director

Christian Artaria, Indena marketing director - Holger Riemensperger, Frutarom general manager, Health Business Unit

Botanical adulteration, like doping in sports, is a problem that can be controlled but never totally resolved, but what is being done about it? Here the world’s biggest botanical players debate their attacks on the problem.

Published: 03-Jun-2014

Diet and cancer: Polyphenol trial data suggests significant clinical benefit for prostate cancer

Diet and cancer: Polyphenol trial data suggests significant clinical benefit for prostate cancer

Professor Robert Thomas

Consultant oncologist - Addenbrooke's and Bedford, Cambridge University Hospital

A polyphenol-rich supplement containing broccoli, green tea, tumeric, and pomegranete - a combination known  as pomi-t - could have significant clinical benefits for men with prostate cancer, according to new data.

Published: 29-May-2014

Are doctors seeing the preventative eye health potential of carotenoids?

Are doctors seeing the preventative eye health potential of carotenoids?

James Stringham

Research doctor - University of Georgia

Carotenoids like lutein are well-documented to boost eye health yet the approach of the medical fraternity and some regulators lacks vision when it comes to prevention, says a leading professor in the area.

Published: 28-May-2014

Natural and synthetic astaxanthin are different products, Algatech exec says

Natural and synthetic astaxanthin are different products, Algatech exec says

The natural vs synthetic astaxanthin debate centers on the fact that the products are not strictly analogous. “We are not saying that natural is necessarily better.  We are saying it’s different,” said Efrat Kat, director of marketing and sales for Algatechnologies.

Published: 20-May-2014

Mango metabolic promise: Vital Solutions wants to advance human trials

Mango powder metabolic promise: Vital Solutions Swiss

Vital Solutions Swiss will publish in vitro research that shows its mango powder Careless mimics caloric restriction but the company is keen to invest in human trials, its CEO says.

Published: 19-May-2014

Sustainability is first and foremost about people, The Medicine Hunter says

Sustainability is first and foremost about people, The Medicine Hunter says

There is much talk about sustainability in the dietary supplement ingredients marketplace, but what does it mean exactly? Consultant Chris Kilham, known as The Medicine Hunter, makes a strong case for using the term to mean a marketplace in which all prosper, including the indigenous cultures where many ingredients are sourced.

Published: 19-May-2014

Global probiotics business is booming, while Europe focuses on blends and 'piggybacking'

Global probiotics business is booming, while Europe focuses on blends and 'piggybacking'

Strong growth in the Americas and Asia is helping the probiotics industry to strong success, while the European market recovers from regulatory challenges by focusing on blends and 'piggybacking claims', say probiotics business experts.

Published: 19-May-2014

DSHEA at 20: Law was a landmark for Europe, too

DSHEA at 20: Law was a landmark for Europe, too

Joerg Gruenwald, a longtime natural products industry consultant, said the advent of DSHEA was a huge event in Europe as well as America.  It helped give European dietary supplement companies secure access to the biggest market in the world.

Published: 16-May-2014

Omega-3’s newest big fish reveals sector ambitions

Omega-3’s newest big fish reveals sector ambitions

Daniel H. Rosenbaum

Nutraceuticals general manager - FMC

Mid-last year the chief of Norwegian omega-3 player EPAX told us, “We are the last of the big omega-3 independents.” Soon after US agri-food company FMC had snapped it up for $350m. Here FMC Nutraceuticals general manager Daniel H. Rosenbaum talks through the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of the move…and the ‘where’ it might lead.

Published: 15-May-2014

Old age and HEALTHY old age, there’s a difference industry should address: Euromonitor

Seven-year gap between old age and HEALTHY old age

Diana Cowland

Health and wellness analyst - Euromonitor International

In 2012 there were over 577 million people aged over 65 globally, but there remains a 7-year gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Published: 13-May-2014

Safe sports nutrition product use is a reality. So are global sports federation rebuttals increasingly ‘outdated’?

Safe sports nutrition product use is a reality. So are global sports federation rebuttals increasingly ‘outdated’?

Terence O'Rorke

Business sector manager - LGC owned Informed-Sport

Contamination concerns mean most athletic and sporting federations advise against them despite near-ubiquitous use among top athletes and sportspeople. Busted doped athletes continue to finger them. But sports nutrition products are in a better place than ever, says product tester, Informed-Sport.

Published: 13-May-2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Grant Ferrier

Principal - Nutrition Capital Network (NCN)

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

Published: 09-May-2014

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according to Professor Arnold van Huis.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Published: 22-Jan-2014

Pressurized water extraction technology promises greater yields

Pressurized water extraction technology promises greater yields

A new pressurized water exraction technology promises to get around some of the issues surrouning the production of botanical ingredients.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

Follow on ingredients that rely on the safety halo provided by New Dietary Ingredient notifications filed by competitors continues to be a serious problem in the marketplace, according to a prominent attorney.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

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