Organic superfruit ingredients debut in North America
A Californian start-up has launched a range of ingredients that tap
into two of the most dynamic and fastest growing segments of the
food industry - superfruits and organics.
Broccoli compound boost for immune health
A compound found in broccoli, previously linked to anti-cancer
benefits, may also counter the decline in the body's immune system
associated with age, says a new study from UCLA.
China driving European raw materials innovation
The improved quality of the Chinese ingredients supply chain is
forcing European operators to lift their game, according to one
leading UK-based supplier.
Chr Hansen fights fakes with bilberry launch
Chr Hansen has added bilberry to its NutriPhy antioxidant range in
a bid to add quality to a market it says is plagued by
Olive leaf liquid makes European debut in UK
Australian olive leaf extract pioneer, Olive Products Australia
(OPA), has gained a European-first distribution deal in the UK for
its high-antioxidant liquid supplement.
Supplement firm pays price for deceptive marketing
Airborne Health will fork out $23m in a settlement agreement, after
the firm was accused of making false immunity claims about its
popular multivitamin and herbal supplement.
Premature health claims draw EFSA attention
A $20m Californian mushroom supplements specialist could face legal
action for falsely stating it had received European approval for a
number of health claims.
Supplement market nears maturity, nutraceuticals report
The US, Europe and Japan will continue to drive the global
nutraceuticals market, although growth in dietary supplements is
expected to slow, according to a new report.
Clinical trial boosts EpiCor's efficacy for immune health
Supplementation with a yeast fermentate can boost the immune system
and reduce the occurrence of cold and flu symptoms by 21 per cent,
according to the results of randomised clinical trial.
European nutrient profiling may exempt key food groups
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...
EC not phased by 20,000-plus health claims
The European Commission insists it is on track with the process of
tabulating the thousands of health claim petitions submitted to it
by member states and European trade organisations, but industry
sources are not so optimistic.
Naturex joins ginseng research programme
French ingredients supplier Naturex is investing in research on the
North American strain of ginseng that may lead to European
Union-approved claims for the popular herb.
BioGaia targets Middle East in probiotic expansion
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...
Meta-analysis supports zinc for childhood diarrhoea
Supplements of zinc may help children with acute and persistent
diarrhoea, according to a meta-analysis of 22 studies involving
about 17,000 children.
Antibodies from egg to become major focus for biotech firm
IRI Separation Technologies has signed a distribution agreement to
allow the firm to fully focus on the extraction of antibodies from