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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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Plant-based dairy alternatives spur ingredient innovation

Plant-based dairy alternatives spur ingredient innovation

23 Jul 2018

The rising popularity of plant-based dairy alternatives has driven ingredient manufacturers to revamp their product ranges, introducing cultures, flavours, flavour maskers and probiotics suitable for vegan foods and drinks.

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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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Cambridge Commodities Acquires Earth Circle Organics in New Venture

Cambridge Commodities Acquires Earth Circle Organics in New Venture

18 Jul 2018

UK-based ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd has acquired the ingredient business of US wholesaler Earth Circle Organics LLC. Following the acquisition, Earth Circle Organics’ raw and organic superfood ingredient business will merge with the ...

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Mazza Innovation acquired by Sensient Technologies

Mazza Innovation acquired by Sensient Technologies

16 Jul 2018

Sensient Technologies has acquired Vancouver-based botanical extraction technology company Mazza Innovation. The addition of Mazza Innovation is, says Sensient, a major step in the evolution of its “seed to shelf” strategy.

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Innova: plant-based products grow 62%

Innova: plant-based products grow 62%

16 Jul 2018

Plant-based innovation is flourishing, while growing consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics is driving plant-derived ingredients and products into high popularity, according to Innova Market Insights.

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