Nutritional oils company Spectrum Organic Products invests in
linking clinical studies to nutrition and its role in health,
funding the first annual nutrition and health conference at the
university of Arizona. Underpinning the event...
Dutch firm Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition is the first company to
demonstrate the safety of its conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty
acid hailed as the next big weight loss ingredient, writes
License agreements with leading infant formula makers helped Martek
Biosciences maintain a strong revenue stream in this year's first
quarter but although it has continued last year's profit-making run
through to 2004, margins...
Loders Croklaan specialty fats unit Lipid Nutrition has settled a
patent dispute with Norwegian licensing company Natural, defending
the rights to its manufacturing process for CLA, the leading
product in its portfolio.
Expecting a higher uptake of vegetable fats by European chocolate
manufacturers following the new '5 per cent' chocolate rule, Danish
oils and fats supplier Aarhus United sees a drop in income for
2003, compounded by currency...
Martek Biosciences said yesterday that the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has completed a favorable review of its safety
data on the former Omega Tech DHA product, currently being marketed
by the company for use in food applications.
Operating income fell by more than half for leading omega 3 fatty
acid supplier Omega Protein in 2003 as reduced fish stocks and oil
yields impact the bottom line through higher per unit cost
inventories and a decline in product availability.
Plant sterols, recognised for their cholesterol-lowering power when
added to margarines and other fats, are just as effective in
reducing low-density lipoprotein, or 'bad' cholesterol levels, when
added to orange juice,...
Leading supplement retailer GNC will market a new heart health
supplement containing the Cargill phytosterol ingredient CoroWise.
The launch marks the expansion of phytosterols into new application
areas, following approval from the...
Fish oil capsules are much lower in contaminants than farmed fish,
reports Canadian paper The Globe and Mail and CTV News
today, following results of research commissioned by the news
services last month.
Cod liver oil has been shown to slow the destruction of joint
cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis, report scientists in
Wales, who say it is the first evidence of its efficacy on the
disease in a human trial.
New research on Alzheimer's disease could help explain how
antioxidants like vitamin E and certain lipids may delay onset of
the disease, which is set to affect growing numbers of people as
our populations live longer.
Forging a deeper share of the fat replacer market, the Circle Group
Holdings subsidiary FiberGel Technologies will supply its Z-Trim
zero calorie fat substitute to Swiss food giant Nestle, under a new
link-up announced this week.
Supplement maker Leiner Health Products has released results of an
analysis of its fish oil supplements to reassure consumers of the
safety of its products, following new findings that farmed fish
could be toxic for humans.
People who eat a lot of seafood may be less likely to suffer from
bipolar disorders, say researchers, who report that their findings
support the ongoing research into the effect of omega-3 fatty acids
on mental disease.
Leading agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland is to set up
a new business unit for speciality oils and fats, it announced
yesterday, in a bid to strengthen its position in value-added
ingredients. The company is facing increasing...
Both vitamin D and cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, consumed early
on in life appear to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, suggests
new trials out this month. But neither study finds a positive
effect from supplements.
Cognis company's antioxidant and botanical ingredients division,
Cognis' Nutrition & Health, announced on Thursday that the
allegations made against Cognis in a lawsuit filed last week by
Kemin Foods, L.C. are unsubstantiated.
Cognis Nutrition and Health has added a new vegetable sterol esters
ingredient to its product range. The company, which launched the
product for the US market at the SupplySide West tradeshow last
week, said vegetable sterol esters...
Fish and nuts can protect against progression of age-related
macular degeneration, report researchers, but a high intake of
animal and vegetable dietary fats from other foods may increase the
risk of progression.
Velvet antler extract could enhance athletic performance according
to a recent study. Used for over 2000 years in China, Russia and
Korea, a US company is hoping to introduce consumers to its many
More than three years after Danish ingredients company Danisco
filed an application to the EU for approval of its fat replacer
salatrim, the Commission finally rubber stamped the product on
Tuesday. The move clears the way for Danisco...
The European Commission this week gave the green light to
salatrims, a type of reduced-calorie fats, for use as novel food
ingredients following an application by ingredients giant Danisco.
The long-awaited approval opens the way...
Danish oils and fats company Aarhus United saw third quarter profit
falling by over 50 per cent as reduced margins, lower exchange
rates, a decline in bulk oil sales and heightened competition, ate
into the bottom line.
The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical
ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing
construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing
facility for phytosterols.
The European Commission will plunge €11.7 million into a five-year
project to investigate the treatment of obesity, one of the main
causes of diabetes, it announced today, coinciding with World
Scientists have developed a new cattle-feed supplement, which
dramatically boosts the content of unsaturated fatty acids over
saturated fats in cows' milk. It could also be used to reduce
saturated fat in meat, suggest the US-based...
US oat-based ingredients maker Nurture has seen its concentrated
oat bran OatVantage emerge for the first time in supplement form,
providing a convenient way to help lower cholesterol levels and
reduce heart disease risk, it claims.
Always one of the biggest stands at Vitafoods, Cognis Nutrition and
Health seem ever more present this year, with heavy marketing,
including an evening event, to launch its Tonalin CLA to the
Health ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health says
the US Food and Drug Administration has approved GRAS status for
the company's Xangold brand natural lutein esters products in a
variety of foods.