Publication of a new study supporting the long-term safety of
conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is likely to fuel new product
introductions in Europe and could also help support a health claim
for its effects on body fat.
Dutch chemicals firm DSM has opened a €12 million food research and
product development centre, which is expected to speed up the time
it takes for a new product to reach the market and boost creativity
in food ingredient design.
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are now permitted to display a
nutrient content claim after a the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) made no objections to a petition filed earlier this year,
writes Wai Lang Chu.
PharmaNutrients has developed a novel combination of omega-3 and
omega-6 lipids that could help improve some of the symptoms of
pre-menstrual syndrome, thought to affect more than half of all
Last year Denmark became the first country in the world to ban
trans fats from food products over fears these hydrogenated fats
could contribute to heart disease. While the EU has yet to reach a
position on the labelling of these...
Fish oil is perhaps the most widely used source of omega-3 fatty
acids but it is by no means the only source. Firms providing
alternative sources to fish oil omega-3 needs must boost consumer
awareness to up sales as new research...
A recent study builds on evidence that new mothers consuming
supplements of the omega 3 fatty acid DHA - naturally found in
breast milk - could contribute to the development of their baby's
brain and visual system. The findings...