Chr Hansen CEO Cees de Jong today praised the Danish enzymes, cultures and colours specialist’s 2012-2013 performance that saw revenues grow 6% to €738m for the year, and highlighted 5% growth in sluggish EMEA as a major achievement.
The EU recently approved a health claim for fructose – but the EFSA opinion also included a health warning. So could the positive health claim lead to negative health outcomes?
There is a significant association between low intakes of dietary fibre intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity, according to new research that strengthens the previously suggested link between fibre intake and metabolic health.
Nestlé has said it intends to eliminate all waste from its 150 European factories by the end of the decade.
A high level of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in blood may lower the risk of small infarcts and other brain abnormalities that are linked to cognitive decline in the elderly, according to new research.
Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging markets and ongoing recession in Europe.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency has ordered Unilever to pull two television commercials for Flora pro-activ that make cholesterol-lowering claims.
EFSA backing of a blood glucose lowering health claim for fructose products spells good business prospects, Israeli supplier of the ingredient Galam Group has said.
Dietary guidelines for those with diabetes should be the same as those for the general population – although the benefits of following a healthy diet are greater for diabetics, claim the authors of a new study.
As consumer perceptions of caffeine shift and the threat of more market regulation looms, companies are scrambling to find the next blockbuster to cater to demand for energy-boosting products, says an analyst.
Organic food advocates gathered at the Soil Association conference in London last week with a programme that extended well beyond organics in an effort to “start where people are” on their journey toward healthier eating, according to chief executive Helen Browning.
Those who oppose genetically modified (GM) rice enhanced with vitamin A in Africa and Asia are “wicked” and could be responsible for millions of premature deaths, warns environment secretary Owen Paterson.
New Nordic dietary recommendations focus on whole diet quality, rather than individual nutrients, with some key changes that could make a difference to how foods qualify for healthy choice logos.
FoodNavigator was at the Soil Association's annual conference in London this week, hearing about good food - both organic and otherwise - its production, distribution and consumption. In tweets, here is a taste of the event.
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may be associated with better cognitive functions and lower rates of cognitive decline, a systematic review of the evidence reveals.
Unilever has said it will invest €150m in Kenyan tea operations, according to a report from the Kenyan president’s office.
The European Commission has passed a law meaning generic descriptors for food and beverage products which could be construed as health claims will only be allowed if they have been in use for more than 20 years.
A 3-year review of Nordic nutrient intakes has recommended daily vitamin D inputs increase from 7.5 microgram to 10 mcg per day for people between 2 and 75 years of age. For over-75s, it set a level of 20 mcg.
Chr. Hansen CEO Cees de Jong talks with FoodNavigator about his vision for corporate evolution, with a definite emphasis on emerging markets – without neglecting the company’s European roots.
As consumer demand for local and organic products grow, new research asks whether it a love for these characteristics or a hate for 'conventional' food is driving purchases.
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