In an important legal case that may delay the advancing fortified foods sector, products containing vitamins are not required to list the chemical source of the vitamins on the labelling, the EU’s highest court has ruled.
Nestlé has upped its efforts in the personalized nutrition trend with the rollout of the Wellness Ambassador program that combines artificial intelligence (AI), DNA testing and Instagramming food to tailor nutrition for Japanese consumers.
Cancer survivors tend to consume more dietary supplements than cancer-free individuals, but more studies are needed to determine how beneficial they are to their long-term health, according to Korean researchers.
Consumers still assume ready meals are low in nutrition, but wider use of slow cooking techniques such as sous vide can produce foods that's more nutritious than home-cooked equivalents. Can prepared foods become more widely accepted?
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.
There is ‘little evidence’ that consumers benefit from the ‘extraordinarily high levels’ of micronutrients commonly added to novel beverages, according to a study published in the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism journal this week.
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.
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?...
Carmit Candy Industries’ expertize in specialty free-from candy formulations will give a competitive edge to its new line of functional confectionery targeting specific health functions and demographics, it CEO says.
‘Tremendous opportunities’ await the nutrition industry as it embarks upon a modernized scientific approach to address nutrition, health/wellness and aging, says the Chief Executive Officer of a Silicon Valley company at the cutting edge of R&D.
Coca-Cola has reformulated Glacéau vitaminwater for the British market by revamping packaging and reformulating its eight-strong range with a stevia-based sweetener that cuts sugar levels by 30% and cuts the calorie count by 30 per bottle.
BASF continues to be the subject of rumours that its supervisory board has approved a takeover bid for fellow German supplier, Cognis, which is owned by Permira PERM.UL and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
A working party drawing up levels for supplements and
fortified foods have reached a "general agreement" that
the lowest levels should be 15 per cent of the recommended daily
allowance (RDA) - but questions remain on maximum...
EU stakeholders are moving closer to consensus over the setting of
maximum vitamin and mineral levels for the EU, said speakers at
Friday's EHPM/ERNA conference in Brussels, which unfolded without
major aggravation between participants.
The potential of the brain health nutrition market is only starting
to be realised, and Nestlé underlined its intentions yesterday to
get a head start on the competition with the signing of an
agreement with the Swiss Federal Institute...
BASF's fine chemicals division is bolstered by higher sales volume
of aroma chemicals and vitamins A and E for animal nutrition, but
the pressure over vitamin C and lysine has not abated, dragging
down the division's profitability.
Beverage fortification solutions on display at the IFT show suggest
that manufacturers do not need to sacrifice clarity or taste in
order to meet growing consumer demand for functional products,
writes Anthony Fletcher.
Convenience and indulgence in the breakfast market set to bring
gains to ingredients suppliers and their customers: our round up of
new product designs shows how industry is reacting to this
potential market, writes Lindsey Partos.