Wine waste extract to be used in functional foods
Work is underway to see New Zealand Extract's Vinanza Gold added to
a host of functional foods, including cereal products, health bars
and even chewing gum.
Rice bran to be used for diabetes, arthritis, immunity
NutraCea and HerbalScience Singapore will join forces to create a
new company for the development of functional food ingredients
derived from stabilized rice bran.
Digestion to take over from heart health, report claims
The increasing use of probiotics and antioxidants will continue to
develop in 2008 but products positioned at heart health will not
perform so well, a report has said.
Vitamin C fortification coming to dairy
LycoRed is working on a way to overcome the fortification of dairy
products including milk with vitamin C, and is hopeful to see a
solution this year.
Organic certificate boosts fucoidan appeal
Marinova has been handed an organic certificate for its fucoidan
seaweed extract, which the company says makes it the only certified
extract of its kind on the market.
Chr Hansen strengthens probiotics with Medipharm buy
Chr Hansen has signed a conditional agreement to buy Swedish Arla
Foods' subsidiary Medipharm, a deal which will strengthen the
Danish firm's probiotic activities.
Nutritional ingredient launch 2007 round-up
Industry has notched-up another busy year in the ingredient making
warehouse for supplements and health foods. Launches over the past
12 months have included high-dose omega-3 eggs, ash tree extracts
and flavanols in chocolate....
Chr Hansen aims probiotics at kids and adults in the Baltics
A probiotic supplement aimed at both adults and children has been
entered into the Baltic market by Chr Hansen.
Danisco USA plugs the prebiotic-probiotic combo
In a drive to spread the message on the benefits of prebiotics and
probiotics for digestive health and immunity, Danisco USA held a
symposium on the science behind these ingredients.
Probiotic whey shots from Chr Hansen
A probiotic concept for whey drinks from Chr Hansen will help meet
consumer demand for healthy foods and is also claimed by the firm
to be the first of a kind aimed at drinkable whey shots.
Second Lonza vitamin B price hike
Lonza has said it will put up the price of vitamin B3 by as much as
17 per cent to fend off rising raw material costs.
Industry's role against HIV/AIDS
Following World AIDS Day, the food industry should reflect on its
own potential to advance the fight against a disease that continues
to sweep a devastating toll.
Probiotics have a role in paediatrics, say experts
Experts at a Nestle-sponsored symposium on probiotics and
children's health have urged paediatricians to pay attention to
emerging research on so-called good bacteria, although more
research is needed on the mechanisms behind...
Strain stability will drive probiotic future, Danisco says
Strain stability and further development of new health benefits are
the two main drivers which will push probiotics further into the
food industry, the president of Danisco Cultures has said.
Cranberry juice offers anti-viral possibilities - study
Cranberry juice's benefits may even extend to protecting against
viruses, according to results of study from New York-based