For ingredients with a solid body of scientific substantiation for their cholesterol management claims, plant sterols perhaps do not get the attention they deserve from consumers and healthcare practitioners. BASF is seeking to change the conversation...
Cargill and FDA have jointly announced a new validated method for measuring the levels of plant sterols and stanols in foods and dietary supplements. The method, developed over a number of years, is simpler, more accurate and less prone to error, experts...
Supplement maker ProCaps Laboratories has weighed into the row over whether dietary supplements containing ‘free’ non-esterified phytosterols should be allowed to make coronary heart disease risk reduction claims.
Supplement makers with products containing free phytosterols should not be prevented from making heart health claims if they can prove their formulations are effective, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has argued.
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”.
An agreement has been reached between Raisio and Unilever to grant
non-exclusive global rights to a number of plant sterol and stanol
patents - a move which will allow both companies to develop their
business and applications and...
In an arrangement where university researchers will supply ideas to
industry, Corazonas Foods has paired up in an exclusive deal with
Brandeis University for use of the institution's technology in
Cargill has joined forces with one of the country's largest grocery
stores to develop and launch a range of fat-free milk containing
branded Corowise plant sterols across the US - a range
that is claimed to be the first of its...
Using phytosterol and stanol enriched margarines in everyday life
stabilises cholesterol levels in a free-living population, and
concerns over adverse effects seem unfounded with lower than
recommended intakes being observed.
Two Korean companies, Eugene Science and RexGene Biotech, have
entered into a contract to develop, produce and market a new
supplement containing Eugene Science's proprietary
cholesterol-lowering ingredient CZ in their own country...
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
European functional food makers have another source of phytosterols
to choose from, now that Procter & Gamble's Nutraphyl branded
sterols and sterol-esters have been given the green light for use
in the EU under novel foods...
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...
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
Stronger demand for chemicals lifted sales across all business
units at Cognis, the Germany company said this week, with one of
the best performances from its health ingredients division
confirming the group's focus on wellness,...
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.
An innovative technology that allows for the addition of both plant
sterols and minerals to foods has won the backing of leading US
food manufacturer General Mills, which has licensed the product for
use in a range of foods.
The Korean biotech company Eugene Science has teamed up with Archer
Daniels Midlands (ADM), giving ADM the marketing rights in Europe
and North America for Eugene Science's Euchol phytosterol
Cholesterol-beating ingredients continue to please the market with
innovative Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech reporting a strong set
of figures for the first six months of the year. Revenues for the
period rose 29 per cent from...
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.