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Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

By Will Chu

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

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Nutrient claims and cartoon characters will sway children

By David Burrows

Front-of-pack nutritional information is largely ignored by children but combine a nutrient claim and a cartoon character and it can “significantly affect” the product choices they make, according to new research.

“We have noticed some slight differences in nutrient content (protein, magnesium and vitamin C) but these do not seem significant in our view.

Dutch firm enters bulging chia seed scene

By Shane STARLING

The spate of companies seeking to enter Europe’s lively chia seed market shows no signs of slowing with an EU novel foods application from a Dutch firm joining the fray.

BASF fire affects vitamin A and E supply

BASF fire affects vitamin A and E supply

A major fire due to a technical issue on March 12 at a BASF plant in Germany will close the plant for a month or more and affect supply of vitamins A and E.

Euromonitor analyst looks at what the future of the energy supplement market looks like beyond caffeine

Beyond caffeine: Alternative energy boosters

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

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.

Schwitters: “the NDA Panel has opened the door for claiming a direct causal relationship between a deficiency in a food or one of its components and a disease”

Does EFSA’s folate-NTD opinion open door to disease claims?

By Bert Schwitters

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) recent backing of folate’s (vitamin B9) ability to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects is a good thing for infant health and the vitamin industry – but is it actually a prohibited disease claim in disguise?...

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