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Novozymes acquires PrecisionBiotics Group

Novozymes acquires PrecisionBiotics Group

2 Jul 2020

Danish biotech company Novozymes announced its acquisition of Irish probiotics firm PrecisionBiotics Group for €80 million.

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Research shows adding iodine to salt may pose risks to some populations

Research shows adding iodine to salt may pose risks to some populations

23 Jun 2020

A new study by the Norwegian’s Scientific Committee on Food and the Environment (VKM) concluded that although the addition of iodine to salt used in products throughout the country would benefit adolescents and women of childbearing age, the same incre...

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Mintel: coronavirus spurred French consumer toward local and functional foods

Mintel: coronavirus spurred French consumer toward local and functional foods

25 May 2020

After two months of strict confinement in France, market insights firm Mintel discovered that French consumer preferences have shifted to favor both local products and functional foods in a more pronounced manner than before the government enacted quar...

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Stakeholders send letter to European Commission asking for standardized labeling across Europe

Stakeholders send letter to European Commission asking for standardized labeling across Europe

19 May 2020

A coalition of nearly 40 food and beverage industry titans sent a letter to the European Commission’s Commissioner for Health and Food Safety on April 27 calling for mandatory EU-wide adoption of consistent front of package labeling to combat the risin...

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Chicken protein now comes bottled for convenience

Chicken protein now comes bottled for convenience

5 May 2020

Singaporean workout enthusiast, Brian Chia, brought BE ALPHA meat-based protein smoothies to Singapore where he has found commercial success. He is now looking to expand his meal replacement beverage to the U.S. and other countries.

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Could revised calorie content boost nut consumption?

Could revised calorie content boost nut consumption?

20 Jan 2020

Researchers from the USDA have discovered that tree nuts like almonds, cashews and pistachios may have fewer calories than previously thought, and food firms are starting to reflect this on pack. Could fewer calories prompt consumers to eat more nuts?

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Future Meat Technologies gets $14 million funding

Future Meat Technologies gets $14 million funding

17 Oct 2019

Future Meat Technologies has closed a $14 million Series A funding round led by S2G Ventures, a Chicago-based venture capital firm and one of the forces behind Beyond Meat's IPO, and Emerald Technology Ventures, a Swiss-based venture capital firm.

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Arla introduces Lacprodan ISO.WheyBar

Arla introduces Lacprodan ISO.WheyBar

26 Sep 2019

Arla Foods Ingredients says it is offering an easy way to give protein bars premium positioning.

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Tyson Foods launches protein snacks range

Tyson Foods launches protein snacks range

26 Sep 2019

Tyson Foods has launched a new line of functional refrigerated protein snacks under its new brand, Pact, created to help people harness the natural benefits of food.

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Pharmactive launches saffron extract

Pharmactive launches saffron extract

24 Sep 2019

Pharmactive Biotech Products has launched its Affron all-natural, non-GMO Spanish saffron extract (Crocus sativus L.) in the Asia-Pacific market.

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IFF Health launches new curcumin extract

IFF Health launches new curcumin extract

20 Sep 2019

IFF Health (formerly known as Frutarom Health) has introduced a new formulation of solubilized liquid curcumin extract in combination with Boswellia serrata.

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Prinova demonstrates global premix capabilities with innovative new formulations

Prinova demonstrates global premix capabilities with innovative new formulations

16 Sep 2019

To highlight their latest product innovations Prinova showcased a range of scientifically proven ingredients and custom formulations at this year’s Fi-Asia in Bangkok.

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