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Energy drink makers turn to botanicals for a more natural buzz

Energy drink makers turn to botanicals for a more natural buzz

6 Aug 2018

Energy drink manufacturers increasingly are looking to natural ingredients to capture market segments that have previously been overlooked, such as women and older consumers.

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DSM reports very good first half

DSM reports "very good" first half

3 Aug 2018

DSM has reported what it describes as a very good H1 with strong performance across all businesses and strong organic sales growth in underlying business estimated at 10%.

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Südzucker, DouxMatok partner on sugar reduction

Südzucker, DouxMatok partner on sugar reduction

3 Aug 2018

Sugar company Südzucker and DouxMatok, a developer of targeted flavour delivery technology, have announced a partnership to commercialise DouxMatok's sugar reduction solution.

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Sourdough on the rise with trend for fermented foods

Sourdough on the rise with trend for fermented foods

3 Aug 2018

Traditional sourdough cultures are making a comeback, and ingredients companies are investing in them for commercial use, as well as fast-track solutions to make these sometimes fussy ingredients easier for large-scale bakers to manage.

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Danone sees 13.4% EPS growth

Danone sees 13.4% EPS growth

2 Aug 2018

Danone has reported what it describes as a strong set of results in a volatile context. EPS grew 13.4%, and sales were up by 4% in the first half and 3.3% in the second quarter.

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EFSA delivers positive verdict on whey basic protein

EFSA delivers positive verdict on whey basic protein

2 Aug 2018

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) concluded that whey basic protein isolate is safe.

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Mintel: Germany leads vegan revolution

Mintel: Germany leads vegan revolution

1 Aug 2018

Over the past few years, notes Mintel, Germany has emerged as a leading force in the so-called ‘vegan revolution’ with the highest percentage of global vegan food and drink launches.

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EFSA rejects Han-Biotech salt replacement claim

EFSA rejects Han-Biotech salt replacement claim

30 Jul 2018

the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Symbiosal, lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension.

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Frutarom enters “beauty from within” market

Frutarom enters “beauty from within” market

25 Jul 2018

Frutarom has entered the “beauty from within” market with PhytoflORAL, a patented clinically studied cosmeceutical that is said to give skin a light, even tone and to promote skin health.

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Campden BRI to host safe food production seminar

Campden BRI to host safe food production seminar

24 Jul 2018

A Campden BRI conference, 10-11 October, will keep attendees up to date with current and future microbiological issues affecting the safe production of food.

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DuPont, Eurofins develop probiotic testing capability

DuPont, Eurofins develop probiotic testing capability

20 Jul 2018

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Eurofins have developed and validated strain-level identification assays in probiotic testing, leading the way for industry-wide product integrity and label accuracy.

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Mars, Danone, Nestlé, Unilever create alliance

Mars, Danone, Nestlé, Unilever create alliance

19 Jul 2018

Four of America's largest food companies have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organisation focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet.

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