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Special edition: Functional foods

Phood booed: Why big pharma fails at functional food

By Julian Mellentin

Faced with mounting difficulties in their drug businesses, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at getting into functional foods and beverages, notes food marketing expert, Julian Mellentin in this guest article.

Encapsulation of probiotic bacteria is of great interest since it could allow a wider application of strains in the food market, says the Spanish team.

Probiotic encapsulation backed for better delivery within food matrix

By Nathan Gray

A new review describing a variety of methods for the encapsulation of probiotic bacterial strains highlights the opportunities that better encapsulation technologies could bring for the market, but warns that the efficacy of encapsulated probiotics must...

Fiberstar is eyeing domestic and international growth on the heels of a $10 mn facility expansion: “There isn’t anything more frustrating than having to restrict your product from a market that wants it,

60 seconds with Fiberstar’s new CEO John Haen

The future of functional ingredients? Collaboration, Fiberstar says

By Maggie Hennessy

Last month, longtime CPG executive John Haen took the reins as the new CEO and president of Fiberstar, replacing Dale Lindquist, who will now head up sustainable new business development at the River Falls, WI-based supplier of functional fiber ingredients. Three...

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