Operation Phoenix, the restructuring programme introduced earlier
this year by Dutch wellness foods group Wessanen, is already
bearing fruit, with the company last week announcing
better-than-expected third quarter figures. But the...
When onlookers of the food ingredients industry claim that
consolidation will be a key trend in coming years they are
generally referring to mergers and acquisitions. But could it be
that consolidation in this increasingly competitive...
Leading supplement retailer General Nutrition Companies (GNC) has
signed an agreement with NSF International which will see its
entire range of own-label products assessed under NSF's safety and
quality verification program.
Balchem Encapsulates has launched two microencapsulated forms of
potassium for the food and supplement market. The company claims
its new technology allows particles to mix uniformly in food
systems for better processing and proper...
The safety of the Atkins Diet and other high-protein,
low-carbohydrate diets has been criticised after a preliminary
report released last week linked one death and numerous illnesses
to the weight loss regime.
Less than half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily could significantly
reduce the risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in
people with type 2 diabetes, suggests a small trial in next month's
Diabetes Care journal.
The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical
ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing
construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing
facility for phytosterols.
As research progesses into the possible health benefits linked to
breast-feeding scientists continue to look at the alternatives
available in infant formulae. New evidence from a Cochrane review
concludes that where exclusive breast-feeding...
Leading ingredients firm Danisco has announced its second licensing
deal for the Howaru probiotic strain with Chile's biggest dairy
processor Soprole. The agreement looks set to generate significant
interest among food makers...
Canada's Food Inspection Agency is preparing an investigation into
the efficacy and safety of a range of sports nutrition products,
including energy bars, isotonic sports drinks and weight loss
formulas after a secret report...