Consumers look to health and wellness in recession
Focusing on health and wellness and building brand awareness are the most successful strategies for weathering the global economic storm, according to a Frost and Sullivan analyst.
Yakult probiotic drink poised to be a market leader, claims firm
Probiotic firm Yakult is once more expanding its presence in the US market, taking its branded dairy beverage into Texas – one of the nation’s largest regional markets.
Turmeric is safe, says Sabinsa
New Jersey-based botanicals player, Sabinsa Coprporation, has published a paper in defense of its turmeric extract after the herb’s safety was questioned in an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
US government creates databases for supplement info
US government agencies have joined forces to create a database of dietary supplement ingredients and brands, designed to provide publically available information on the levels of different ingredients in supplement products.
Enhanced microencapsulation for probiotic strains reported
Double encapsulation of bacterial strains with potential probiotic activity may enhance the shelf-life and offer protection against harsh stomach conditions, says a new study.
Soy-rich infant formula may give stronger bones: Mouse study
Feeding newborns soy protein-based formulas may favourably boost the bone strength later in life, according to a new study with mice.
Multinationals adding more fiber to their food, says Datamonitor
New data released today from Datamonitor finds that food manufacturers are increasingly adding fiber to their products, in a move described as going “back to basics”.
Lupin-enriched bakery may slash blood pressure, boost heart health
Bread enriched with lupin kernel flour at the expense of wheat flour may reduce blood pressure and boost heart health, says new research from Australia.
Vitamin E, selenium may alter genes in prostate cancer: Study
Selenium and vitamin E may offer protection against prostate cancer by changing the expression of certain genes in prostates linked to tumours, says a new study from Texas.
Barry Callebaut welcomes new cocoa anti-depressant link
Barry Callebaut is a step closer to boasting about the antidepressant properties of cocoa on its product labels after a study funded by the company found that it could have a mood-lifting effect.
Beauty from within is going mainstream, says Euromonitor
Danone may have pulled the beauty yogurt Essensis from French shelves but a Euromonitor analyst insists that the ‘beauty from within’ trend is still heading mainstream.
Probiotics and the campaign to maintain credibility
Probiotic suppliers are increasingly stepping in to provide quality and efficacy guidance for the ingredients, as a lack of a legal framework continues to put the market at risk.
FWS examines sustainable ginseng harvesting
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) yesterday examined the sustainable harvest, trade and regulation of ginseng, in a public meeting on the latest research on the root.
GMA extols irradiation’s virtues for food safety
The Grocery Manufacturers Association has been at pains to reassure consumers that it does not consider irradiation a replacement for current food safety procedures, but it could be incorporated into the food safety system to minimize risk of food-borne...
Diana reports good preliminary data for cranberry ingredient
Brittany-based Diana Naturals is building the science behind its cranberry ingredients’ efficacy against urinary tract infections, according to preliminary results.