ABF Ingredients has acquired life science company Fytexia Group. FoodNavigator hears from ABFI chief executive Fabienne Saadane-Oaks about how the move will accelerate the group’s presence in the active nutrition space.
A new non-invasive method to test the effects of functional foods and nutrients on the gut flora promises to help industry build solid evidence for health claims substantiation, says NIZO Food Research.
While EFSA’s health claims dossier may pave the way towards tighter regulations on what can and cannot be said about a food's potential benefit, the way that consumers understand and interact with functional foods seems to remain mainly unchanged....
In the first part of this Asia-focused special edition, we look to the innovation hotbed that is Japan. Japan is well known as the world’s functional foods birthplace when Yakult kicked into life there in the 1950s with its little bottles of immune boosting,...
The functional foods industry in France is booming, according to a
report from Invest In France that claims the sector attracted 7 per
cent of all new foreign investment projects in the country between
2002 and 2007.
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...
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
Funding to bolster research into new food uses for cereals and
oilseeds is behind a fresh R&D strategy released by the UK
cereals industry this week, a move designed to open up new market
opportunities for the sector.
Europe has launched a new functional food network for the European
food industry in a bid to strengthen innovation in this burgeoning
area. Expected to last three years, the network will encourage
close collaboration and new joint...
The functional foods sector offers strong growth opportunities for
the Irish food industry, according to Enterprise Ireland, a
government-funded development body which recently organised a trade
mission to Japan to assess its successful...
The current trend towards health foods is making an impact on the
€20.2bn global food additives industry with demand for low-fat,
low-calorie and functional foods ensuring future development of fat
replacers, hydrocolloids, sweeteners,...
The United States market for functional foods and beverages is
currently worth more than $11 billion (€12.33bn) but trying to
establish the size of markets for health-enhancing foods can be a
gamble, claims a new report from UK research...