The FDA has signalled that it could adapt existing regulation to
take account of the growing number of conventional foods marketed
as 'functional foods category', starting with a public meeting in
Attendees at this year's SupplySide West not only noticed the show
was larger than in the past, but also noted greater inclusion of
functional foods into what was previously a dietary supplements
Alltracel expects to reveal its strategy for entering the
functional foods market with its cellulose fibre bioactive for
cholesterol management by the end of this year, as discussions
progress with potential partners in the EU, US...
In a show of institutional support for the nutraceutical industry,
the Canadian government has announced a $2m Cdn plug for research
into identifying plant, animal and marine compounds that can
Start-up Origo Biosciences has discovered the presence of an
anti-cholesterol immunoglobulin in milk and is investigating its
commercialisation as an ingredient for functional foods that may,
one day, give plant sterols a run for...
Diabetes UK is campaigning to curb the sale of treat foods aimed at
diabetics on the grounds that they are expensive and of little use.
But where does that leave the emerging area functional foods
intended to help sufferers manage...
Takara Bio is planning to research the use of lesser yam in
functional foods, following research that indicates a variety
cultivated in Japan has more than 200 times the content of the
plant steroid diosgenin than other domestic varieties.
Postmenopausal women are not inclined to recognise functional foods
as a viable means of reducing risk of heart disease, finds a survey
that could inform marketing efforts aimed at this important
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has announced that it has
overcome the barriers to developing functional foods using Neptune
Krill Oil (NKO) in alliance with Terepia, with the introduction of
three fruit-flavored custards.
Increasing sales of NKO and a tight hold on the purse strings are
helping Neptune Technologies on its way to profitability. The
Canadian biotech reduced its loses in the second by 25 percent to
$380,000, while sales rose 22 percent...
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.
Functional foods are failing to win the trust of consumers on both
sides of the Atlantic, according to a new report from market
analyst Datamonitor, as the food industry is not forgiven for
outlandish claims made in the past and communications...
Functional food could present a solution to the crisis of chronic
diseases that is crippling health care systems across Europe, but
the emphasis should be on action over education, according to
Professor Hans-Ulrich Klõr of Universität...
Consumers are missing out on potential benefits of functional foods
as the food industry and government fail to keep up with advances
in science and food technology, according to a report published by
the Institute for Food Technologies...
Fortified and functional foods are one of the fastest growing
trends of the 21st century. But as a study finds that
calcium-enriched drinks contain less of the bone strengthening
mineral than low fat cows milk, Jess Halliday asks...
Two years ago Leatherhead Food released a report which described
the functional foods industry as a fragmented market dominated by
mainstream companies. However, as Philippa Nuttall reports,
one analyst thinks this is to change in...
Initiatives by food makers to push food products that can tap into
the growing health concerns from consumers have found support from
a new study that backs ongoing research to suggest a healthier diet
and lifestyle can potentially...
Irish dairy firm Glanbia is to invest €15 million in a new
innovation centre to develop functional foods and health
ingredients, Ireland's Minister for Agriculture and Food Joe Walsh
The US functional food industry could almost double in value by
2007, according to a new report, which estimates sales of the
health products will be more than $37.7 billion by 2007, compared
to $20.2 billion in 2002.
European researchers assessing the impact of functional foods have
highlighted six areas where functional foods could have an impact
on health, including the role of probiotics and prebiotics on the
gut, antioxidants for disease prevention,...
The market for functional foods is being driven by a greater
responsibility for personal health care amongst Europeans,
according to a new report by market research company, Mintel.The
research shows that the European functional foods...
New evidence confirms the motivations behind the functional foods
market. A report released recently from UK market analysts Key Note
states that the market is driven by continuing consumer interest in
a healthier lifestyle, in conjunction...