02-Jan-2020 By Stephen Daniells
The cholesterol-reducing potential of phytosterols are well established, and a new meta-analysis now suggests the heart-friendly ingredients may also help manage blood pressure.
03-Mar-2014 By Stephen DANIELLS
Frankfort, IL-based HyPhyto has announced the self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of its CardioCare phytosterol for use in functional foods and beverages.
17-Aug-2011 By Elaine Watson
Three more firms have followed Cargill’s lead and submitted petitions to the FDA urging it to rethink plans to amend the criteria for making health claims about phytosterols and heart disease or risk causing “irreparable injury”.
Phytosterols stable in functional foods
22-Mar-2011 By Stephen Daniells
The stability of plant sterols in functional foods for cholesterol reduction is high, says a new study from Spain which adds to the safety data surrounding phytosterols.
Special edition: Heart health
18-Feb-2011 By Stephen Daniells
In the final part of our special focus on heart health, NutraIngredients looks at supply of select ingredients: Who are the key suppliers, and what options are available?
Phytosterols for cholesterol cuts supported by review
27-Jan-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Phytosterol-enriched foods are efficacious for reducing levels of LDL cholesterol, with no differences between stanols and sterols, or delivery in fat or non fat foods, says a new review.
Soy plant sterol wins European Novel Foods approval
10-Jul-2008 By Shane Starling
The €400m European cholesterol-lowering, plant sterol market has a
new entrant after a non-GMO, soy-derived sterol ingredient was
yesterday approved for use within the European Union.
Naturis seeks phytosterol permission for dairy
13-Dec-2007 By Alex McNally
Naturis has asked the Food Standards Agency to approve the use of
phytosterols - which have been linked to having a positive effect
on lowering cholesterol - from soya bean seeds.
Phyto-Sources builds capacity for functional food demand
08-Jun-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Phyto-Source has announced a significant expansion of its pine tree
sterol production capacity for the second time in one year, due in
large part to EU demand for its product.
Functional foods need closer monitoring - experts
18-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Functional foods need systematic monitoring because not enough is
known about their long-term safety and effectiveness, Dutch
scientists have stated.
Phyto-Source faces increased phytosterol demand
26-Jan-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Demand for plant sterol ingredients continues to grown according to
manufacturer Phyto-Source, who has announced it is clearing up
production bottlenecks to make room for more supply.
Fenchem gets novel foods go-ahead for Cholevel
17-Jan-2007 By Jess Halliday
Chinese ingredients supplier Fenchem has received novel foods
notification for its Cholevel plant sterols in the EU, opening up
the way for the ingredient's direct use in foods.
Alltracel may team up with other ingredient suppliers
06-Sep-2006 By Jess Halliday
Alltracel has slashed its operating losses in first half 2006 and
continues to seek partners and acquisitions - a plan that may, at
some stage, involve teaming up with plant sterol or omega-3
Phytosterols market set to continue growth
31-May-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Sales of phytosterols in Europe are predicted to more than double
by 2012, but companies need to turn consumer awareness into
understanding and acceptance, says a new report from Frost and
Forbes Medi-Tech completes sale of Phyto-Source share
14-Mar-2006 By Jess Halliday
Forbes Medi-Tech has completed the sale of its 50 percent share in
Phyto-Source, its sterol manufacturing joint venture with Chusei
(USA) to Chusei Oil Co for US$25 million, and plans to use the
proceeds to develop more nutraceutical...
Forbes renews major sterol deal with large customer
23-Jan-2006 By staff reporter
Canadian sterol maker Forbes Medi-Tech is seeing sustained demand
for its plant sterols, announcing today the renewal of a major
supply agreement with an unnamed multinational firm.
Wood sterols gaining interest in GM-sensitive markets
01-Dec-2005 By Dominique Patton
Companies extracting sterols from pine trees are looking for a
greater share of Europe's cholesterol-lowering foods market,
exploiting the challenges faced by producers of vegetable
Cognis ramps up plant sterol capacity
Specialty chemicals supplier Cognis said on Friday that it had
opened a €20 million facility for increased production of its plant
sterols and CLA, writes Dominique Patton.
Bunge forms phytosterol ingredients alliance
Agribusiness Bunge last week announced the formation of an alliance
with Procter & Gamble and Peter Cremer North America to produce
and market cholesterol-reducing phytosterol ingredients for
pharmaceuticals and foods.
Forbes signs sterol agreement
Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech said yesterday that it had
secured a sterols sales agreement for $24.4 million over a
three-year period beginning in January 2005.
New phytosterol cleared for EU use
A new phytosterol ingredient, said by its Swedish manufacturer to
represent the 'second generation' of phytosterol ingredients, has
been given the go-ahead for use on the European market.
Forbes sees sterol demand rocketing
Canadian sterol manufacturer Forbes Medi-Tech has significantly cut
its losses after sales of the cholesterol-lowering ingredient shot
up more than 80 per cent during 2003.
Good news from Europe for Forbes Medi-Tech
Canadian firm Forbes Medi-Tech saw shares jump 10 per cent this
week following the announcement by the European Food Safety Agency
(EFSA) that its cholesterol-lowering ingredient Reducol is safe.
FDA ruling boosts Forbes marketing power
FDA approval for use of the phytosterol heart-health claim has
given Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech a major boost for its
cholesterol-lowering ingredient Reducol.
Forbes begins to upscale production
Plant sterols company Forbes Medi-Tech said this week it has begun
shipments under the recently announced agreement between its
manufacturing joint venture, Phyto-Source, and a large
multinational company, which was not named.
Phytosterol sales boost Forbes, but future looks difficult
A 50 per cent rise in monthly sales of phytosterols helped Canadian
firm Forbes-Medi-Tech register a strong end to its financial year.
But the coming year looks set to be difficult, with delays in the
approval procedure meaning that...