Consumers are being duped into purchasing acai products with bogus credit card schemes and exaggerated health and nutrition claims, according to the healthy food advocate, Consumers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Proliant Health and Biologicals’ bovine globulin ingredient, ImmunoLin, has achieved self-affirmed generally-recognised as safe (GRAS) status, paving the way for its use in functional foods and beverages.
Daiwa Health Development (DHD) may strengthen its hand in the market for supplements claiming immune boosting benefits with further launches of what it calls a convenient Rice Bran Arabinoxylan Compound (RBAC).
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As a number of manufacturers announce mixed fortunes in the market for probiotic goods, one leading supplier believes the segment lies very much in the middle ground between established and emerging food products.
One of the world’s leading probiotics specialists says consumers are interested in probiotic cheese products but cheese manufacturers and probiotic suppliers need to get their scientific house in order and clarify their marketing messages.
Probiotics have had a rapid rise to public prominence in North America since Danone launched probiotic drinkable and spoonable yogurts on the US market in 2005, but probiotic cheeses have won little favor, according to Euromonitor research.
Swedish probiotics specialist, BioGaia, has turned in an impressive set of financial results for 2008, maintaining the 30 per cent-plus growth it has achieved annually for the best part of this decade.