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Clissman: “So the potential for growth in Europe is huge and we are starting to see the start of that growth but the way that active lifestyle is being interpreted in Europe is slightly different in Europe than in the US.”

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

By Shane STARLING

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

By Hank Schultz

Follow on ingredients that rely on the safety halo provided by New Dietary Ingredient notifications filed by competitors continues to be a serious problem in the marketplace, according to a prominent attorney.

Hiring an attorney early is cheaper than hiring one late, expert says

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

Hiring an attorney early is cheaper than hiring one late, expert says

By Hank Schultz

As dietary supplement firms prepare for their initial (or follow up) GMP compliance inspections, it pays to have the advice of a consultant and/or a lawyer up front. Fixing problems on the back end is inevitably more expensive, said attorney Ivan Wasserman.

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

By Hank Schultz

Adverse event reporting, amphetamine-like substances showing up in products and NDI notifications are all prominent blips on FDA’s radar, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

Supplements are cost effective, survey finds

Dispatches from Supply Side West 2013

Supplements are cost effective, survey finds

By Hank Schultz

Dietary supplement use isn’t just about health;  certain supplement regimens can be shown to deliver significant cost savings, said Steve Mister, president of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Magnesium is 40% of our business and it keeps growing: Albion

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

Magnesium is 40% of our business and it keeps growing: Albion

By Stephen DANIELLS

It has been described as the ‘hottest ingredient in the mineral category’, and leading mineral supplier Albion most definitely agrees as sales of its magnesium ingredients now account for 40.6% of Albion mineral sales.

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

By Shane STARLING

French supplier Roquette is putting its R&D supplements facility up for rent by any party seeking to develop food supplements and food products – whether they are its own customers or not.

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

By Shane STARLING

Quality control in the food supplements sector is an ongoing mission that remains top of the agenda at the group that most prominently represents both global and national players – IADSA - especially as new regions adopt GMP rules for the first time.

Time for mandatory folic acid fortification to go truly global?

Special edition: Battling malnutrition

Time for mandatory folic acid fortification to go truly global?

By Shane Starling

Food fortification with neural tube defect (NTD)-reducing folic acid is mandatory in 75 nations, but concerns over cancer and other health issues mean Europe lags far behind  – a situation that needs to change and quickly, says DSM thinktank, sightandlife.

EFSA sets standard for study rigor, consultant says

Dispatches from VitaFoods Europe 2013

EFSA sets standard for study rigor, consultant says

By Hank Schultz

Differing regulatory environments can play havoc with a company's research plans, say consultant Joerg Gruenwald, PhD.  But recent, sometimes bitter, experience with the European Food Safety Authority has shed some light on how to negotiate this...

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

By Shane Starling

There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.

Delivering on the personalized nutrition promise

Live from VitaFoods 2013

Delivering on the personalized nutrition promise

By Hank Schultz

Personalized nutrition has been the Holy Grail of nutrition science.  Dilip Ghosh, PhD, tells how the industry is getting closer to delivering on the promises that this approach implies.

Challenge models hold promise for probiotic claim substantiation

New models hold promise for probiotic claim substantiation

By Nathan Gray

Exposing healthy people to modified pathogens in a controlled clinical trial setting could be an exciting new way for industry to overcome the challenges of health claim substantiation, says Nizo Food Research expert.

Arla says UHT-friendly whey can tackle elderly malnutrition

Arla says UHT-friendly whey can tackle elderly malnutrition

By Shane Starling

About 60% of elderly hospital patients in the UK are malnourished according to recent data from the British Dietetic Association, a problem companies like Danish firm Arla Food Ingredients are trying to tackle with a new whey form.

Roquette seeks sports blends for pea protein

Roquette seeks sports blends for pea protein

By Shane Starling

Roquette is intensifying its research efforts into the protein potential of various plant forms, and used HIE to launch a pea form targeting sports nutrition products.

How to show a clinical trial benefit in healthy populations

How to show a clinical trial benefit in healthy populations

By Stephen DANIELLS

By applying physiological stressors like partial sleep deprivation, it is possible to test the effects of dietary supplements in healthy populations and stay compliant with DSHEA, says Dr Jay Udani, CEO of Medicus Research.

Customized nutrition driving growth in healthcare practitioner channel

Customized nutrition driving growth in healthcare practitioner channel

By Stephen Daniells

Consumer demand for personalized nutrition, and the response of healthcare practitioners to the potential for more holistic approaches to patient care and  potential additional revenue streams are driving growth in this market channel, says a leading...

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

By Nathan Gray in Frankfurt

The challenge of getting beneficial omega-3 fatty acids into finished products is a big one for the food ingredients and manufacturing industry. But how can suppliers and manufacturers work to get these ingredients into a wider range of products?

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