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Oceans may provide ‘new wave’ of natural ingredients

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Oceans may provide ‘new wave’ of natural ingredients

By Nathan Gray

The marine environment may be hiding a bounty of untapped natural ingredients that have potential for use in foods and supplements, says Dr Jon Williams of Aquapharm.

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

By Shane Starling

The long-standing dispute within the cranberry industry about the most appropriate way to measure the urinary tract infection (UTI)-battling berry’s active constituents was resolved in France recently when a government body backed a version of the DMAC...

Vitafoods expansion offers broad regional promise

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Vitafoods expansion offers broad regional promise

By Jess Halliday

At Vitafoods Europe 2011, Jess Halliday caught up with event director Chris Lee to talk about the show’s ambitious expansion plans into Asia and South America.

DSM on Vitatene, Martek and its investment “shortlist”

Disptaches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

DSM on Vitatene, Martek and its investment “shortlist”

By Shane Starling

DSM’s head of global marketing in human nutrition and health, Gareth Barker, explains why it has bought a carotenoid supplier (approval permitting), how the Martek acquisition is progressing, and why the company is not finished spending yet.

How health claims could impact marketing ethics

How health claims could impact marketing ethics

The tough health claims environment in Europe could turn manufacturers towards more subtle – and maybe less ethical – marketing approaches, believes Henry Dixon of PR firm BDB.

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

DISPATCHES FROM HIE

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

By Nathan Gray

A new microencapsulation technique that produces smaller more uniform particles could replace less accurate microencapsulation techniques, according to researchers at Dutch institute TNO.

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

Dispatches from NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

EFSA’s opinions on health claims are couched in scientific language that food and beverage manufacturers would be unlikely to use on product packaging. Unilever’s director of external affairs explains the need for linguistic flexibility.

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

By Ben Bouckley

Paul Collins, managing director, GNT International, charts the growth in interest of clean-label natural fruit and vegetable-based colours “that use food to provide the colour to food”, as the industry moves away from chemical alternatives.

Improving perceptions of oat beta glucans

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Improving perceptions of oat beta glucans

By Ben Bouckley

David Peters, head of business development at Swedish life sciences firm Biovelop discusses how his firm has worked to overcome poor perceptions of oat-based beta-glucans by improving their aesthetic and technical qualities.

Does salt reduction mean taste reduction?

Does salt reduction mean taste reduction?

By Nathan Gray

Salt is a major contributor to the taste intensities of foods, and large reductions in salt levels can severely affect taste and consumer preference. But does low salt always mean lower taste?

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Inside Cargill’s sterols and beta glucan thinking

By Shane Starling

Henry Hussell, the head of marketing, Europe at Cargill Health and Nutrition, acknowledges the development of its plant sterols and beta glucan has been slower than many expected – but that doesn’t mean the agrofood giant has lost faith in them.

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