A French supplier of konjac gum, most commonly known for its use as
a texturant in food products, is hoping to move into the health
ingredients sector, after preliminary research found that konjac
derivatives may have benefits for...
Probiotic chocolate bars and cereals could emerge on the market
next year as strong demand for the gut health ingredient pushes
food makers to invest in the complex processes required to
formulate with live bacteria.
The controversial issue of nutritional profiles will remain one of
the biggest hurdles for EU legislation on health claims but recent
reports suggest that Germany may be ready to concede some elements
of profiling, reports Dominique...
A major EU research programme, under discussion at a meeting in
Brussels today, could help food manufacturers target the
increasingly affluent, elderly consumer with products designed to
make their lives longer and more comfortable.
Belgian ingredients group Orafti has walked away with three awards
at this year's Ingredients Russia 2004 exhibition, more than any
other company, but major international groups did not have it all
their own way, with a number...
Puleva Biotech, the functional foods subsidiary of Spanish food
group Ebro Puleva, recorded a 3 per cent increase in net profit in
the first nine months of the year on the back of a 50 per cent rise
in turnover to €5.34 million.
A panel of European experts has for the first time drawn up
guidelines for quality standards for probiotic products in a bid to
improve the quality of the increasing numbers of supplements and
probiotic foods on the market.
Delayed product launches will see losses at Swedish probiotics
company BioGaia continue into next year, warned the firm yesterday.
It had been counting on two major contracts to help it back into
the black by the end of the year.
Growing competition in the probiotics market is forcing cultures
suppliers to increase collaboration with scientists and independent
laboratories that can provide them with strong evidence to support
the benefits of their products...