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Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

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Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

By Caroline Scott-Thomas, Jess Halliday and Mike Stones

FoodNavigator-USA's team on the ground at IFT in Chicago give their impressions of the trade show so far on award-winning innovations, new omega-3 and gluten-free ingredients, and great taste improvements in stevia sweeteners.

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

By Stephen Daniells

Analysts predict that cognitive health is set to become one of the hottest areas of the functional food, beverage and supplement industries. Experts from across Europe are taking the stage at Vitafoods to present where we stand on mental health.

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

By Guy Montague-Jones

Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's...

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

By Shane Starling

Michael McGuffin, the president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), tells Shane Starling why recently implemented adverse event reporting (AER) is delivering on its promise some three years down the line.

Omega-3: from academia to commercial blockbuster

Omega-3: from academia to commercial blockbuster

By Shane Starling

Omega-3 veteran Ian Newton shares three decades-worth of industry experience that has seen the fatty acid go from non-existent to heavy blip on the nutritional radar.

The medicine hunter: ‘I help to establish trade in plants’

The medicine hunter: ‘I help to establish trade in plants’

By Shane Starling

Chris Kilham is a perennial of the herbals industry, a man who has for more than 20 years acted as a social, anthropological and botanical conduit between indigenous cultures in places like the Peruvian Amazon and western ingredients suppliers.

Expo West reflections: post-recession buy-outs and GMP compliance

Expo West reflections: post-recession buy-outs and GMP compliance

By Shane Starling

Private equity firms came in droves to Expo West looking for post-recession bargains, with dietary supplements firm in their sights. A NutraIngredients-USA.com straw poll in the supplements aisles confirmed acquisition offers were as abundant as natural...

NPA chief: Industry must remain vigilant after McCain Bill victory

NPA chief: Industry must remain vigilant after McCain Bill victory

By Shane Starling

John Gay, the executive director and CEO of the Washington DC-based Natural Product Association (NPA), commends industry for the lobbying effort that has led to Republican Senator John McCain agreeing to alter his highly unpopular Bill.

McCain ‘flip-flops’ on supplements reform Bill

McCain ‘flip-flops’ on supplements reform Bill

By Shane Starling

In this US regulatory round-up, New York-based food and drug attorney, Marc Ullman unpicks the reformed position of Republican Senator John McCain on the regulations governing dietary supplements.

The promise of evolving resveratrol science

The promise of evolving resveratrol science

By Shane Starling

Kevin Pearson PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky is a long-time resveratrol researcher who is currently engaged in studying the potential of the polyphenol to benefit expectant mothers and their offspring.

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