Biogin Biochemicals has received a patent for its standardized flax
seed extract, AlaLife Flax Lignan, as the Chinese botanicals
supplier bids to develop its international presence in the foods,
beverages and cosmeceuticals sectors.
Ocean Spray ITG has revealed extraordinary growth for its products
in Poland in the last few years - a phenomenon attributed to
growing health awareness, spending power, and a pre-existing berry
Accucaps Industries, an encapsulation firm, has converted its
Strathroy, Ontario facility to focus on health and nutritional
(H&N) products, a move the firm says will double its total
The final article in a NutraIngredients-USA.com series on health claims examines the top priorities set out by an FDA and FTC compliance lawyer on how companies can ensure they are making the right claims.
After less than two years, BASF has terminated its presence in the
global CoEnzymeQ10 market, citing a lack of demand for its premium,
nanotechnology-driven, highly soluble and bioavailable ingredients.
NutraIngredients-USA examines the enforcement strategy of the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its efforts to ensure that the
marketing claims made by food and dietary supplement manufacturers
are accurate and substantiated.
Californian ingredients supplier Resveratrol Partners has
criticized the National Advertising Division of the Council of
Better Business Bureaus (NAD), a voluntary media watchdog, for
failing to enforce its own rulings.
In the first in a series of articles on the potential and dangers of health claims, NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the different types of claims that can be used on food, beverage and dietary supplement products in the US.
Studies are underway to investigate the use of
galacto-oligosaccharides to protect animals from salmonella
infection, both to reduce the risk of the bacteria entering the
food chain and increase knowledge on prebiotics' benefits.
Green tea can boost the potential of antibiotics to battle
superbugs and other bacterial strains and even make previously
antibiotic-resistant bacteria susceptible to treatment, according
to "surprised" Egyptian scientists.
Yakult, the leading global probiotic yogurt drink, puts its success
down to three major factors: the scientific backing for its
probiotic strain, the high quantities of live bacteria found in
each serving, and the affordable price...
In the second part of a series on top trends identified by market
researcher Natural Marketing Institute (NMI),
NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the trends coined 'Dr Me', 'The
Culture of Sustainability', 'Golden...
As health, wellness and sustainability in the food sector continue
to move into the mainstream, market research firm Natural Marketing
Institute (NMI) has identified eight major trends it expects will
drive these sectors.
A novel mixture of prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides may
selectively boost levels of friendly bacteria in the gut, showing
that manufacture prebiotics can be tailored for higher selectivity,
UK researchers report.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has indicated key
functional food groups may be exempt from potentially draconian
nutrient profiling regulations being debated within the European
Union and due to be written into law by January...
Probiotics specialist BioGaia has extended a 2006 licensing
agreement with Swiss biopharma group Ferring Pharmaceuticals that
will see its probiotic drops and tablets distributed in a number of
predominantly Middle Eastern countries...
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (VWA) has said
there is no danger in taking probiotic dairy drink - but is
planning to release details on possible consequence of the bacteria
on vulnerable groups.
New fruit varieties under development by HortResearch which can be
higher in antioxidants compared to their more natural counterparts
are tapping into consumer's understanding and demand for healthy