The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has launched an industry-wide survey to gauge the impact of mandatory front-of-pack nutritional labelling (FOPNL), expected to be introduced across the EU by the end of the year.
A number of nutraceutical companies from the US and Europe, including algae omega-3 maker Qualitas Health and botanical-based supplement firm Legacy Healthcare, are tapping into the fast-growing nutraceutical market in India.
The NutraIngredients team will be at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva this week scouring the showfloor and conference halls for hot stories, engaging the industry and scrutinising the latest nutrition innovations.
The sale of dietary supplements is estimated to be worth worth around €7.2 billion to the European economy in 2015, but which markets are the biggest, and where is future growth projected to come from?
Protein has been hot for some years and shows no sign of abating in the near future as diet trends flip in protein’s favour from largely discredited low-fat to lower-carb/higher-protein regimes and a broader health halo around various protein forms.
Strong growth in the Americas and Asia is helping the probiotics industry to strong success, while the European market recovers from regulatory challenges by focusing on blends and 'piggybacking claims', say probiotics business experts.
The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor International analyst Ewa Hudson told a packed Probiota congress in Amsterdam...
The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.
Two leading European ingredients suppliers have bucked hard economic times to post strong results for 2012, with French botanical extracts specialist, Naturex, and Finish agriculture, ingredients and brand owner, Raisio, talking up aggressive acquisition...
Jarrow Rogovin, never a man to mince his words, says it is high time the IPA and other trade groups stepped up to the plate to defend a sector that has been under regulatory siege on both sides of the Atlantic for several years.
The US functional foods market is set to grow to $8.618bn by 2015 – a 21 jump from 2009 levels driven by the continuing popularity of energy drinks and growing demand for fortified dairy products like probiotic yogurts.
Sales of General Mills’ spoonable probiotic yogurt YoPlus fell 16 percent in 2009 to less than $44m for the year, while rival Danone Activia jumped 16 percentage points to record $383m in sales for the year.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers not to use Hydroxycut weight loss supplements six weeks after the products were recalled from the US market for a suspected connection with serious liver damage.
North America and Eastern Europe are the two fastest growing markets for probiotic products, recording more than triple the growth rates seen in the most mature markets for the healthy bacteria, according to Danisco.
How will the new health claims system in Europe impact the state of play in the North American market? Lorraine Heller speaks to a leading international ingredients supplier about the potential marketing and regulatory implications.
As the stands came down on day three in Paris, NutraIngredients.com canvassed industry opinion about Europe's marquee healthy nutrients event, Health Ingredients Europe. Had it been affected by the financial crisis and impact of new EU regulations?
Rising Czech nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturer,
Walmark, has gained the right to produce and distribute several
brands from American pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squib (BMS)
including supplement products, as its eastern...
The American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI)
is meeting this week in Europe, where experts from the
international cereals and grains industry are discussing latest
developments in grain-based science and technology.
The traditional diet in many Eastern European countries relies
heavily on fatty foods like red meat and less emphasis is given to
vegetables as elsewhere. But as consumers become more aware of the
link between diet and health, companies...
Canadian branded plant sterols supplier Forbes MediTech has
reaffirmed its commitment to building the European market by
forming a new company to distribute cholesterol-lowering foods
direct to retailers, in collaboration with Fayrefield...
Consumers may be spending more on diet products, but it seems they
are having little effect on overall obesity rates since they are
not being used as part of an overall healthy diet, according to a
new report from Datamonitor.
Neptune Technologies is taking Neptune Krill Oil into Europe,
following the approval of its logo and trademark by the European
Registration Office, where it is tipped as a functional food
ingredient as well as a dietary supplement.
US-based Weider Nutrition has sold Haleko, Europe's biggest sports
nutrition business, to Croatian holding company Atlantic Grupa for
around $15 million (€12.3m), the firm said on Friday, reports
Last week's Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva attracted 30 percent
more visitors than previous years, according to the organizers.
Jess Halliday asked some of the North American companies
exhibiting what attracts them to the European...
DSM Food Specialties has concluded a second sponsorship deal of a
major sports event that will coincide with the launch of products
containing its new sports nutrition ingredient PeptoPro to the