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Packaged Facts reports on US weight management market

Packaged Facts reports on US weight management market

11 Feb 2015

Year after year, the desire to lose weight ranks among the most common resolutions for most Americans, according to market researcher Packaged Facts.  Presently, it says, about 100 million Americans are watching their diet to lose weight or to maintain...

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Lesaffre probiotic yeast gets backing for IBS

Lesaffre probiotic yeast gets backing for IBS

11 Feb 2015

Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856, a patented probiotic yeast from Lesaffre’s collection, has received what the company believes is important backing from the scientific community with the publication of a first clinical study in the journal ‘Digest...

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Arla establishes Australian JV

Arla establishes Australian JV

10 Feb 2015

With the ambition to multiply its business in Australia fivefold to one billion DKK by 2020, Arla has entered a joint venture with Australia’s largest cheese importer, F. Mayer Imports. The partnership – which sees Arla own a 51% share – will, sa...

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Campden BRI to host soft drinks seminar

Campden BRI to host soft drinks seminar

10 Feb 2015

Retail shelves are stocked with an abundance of new beverage products, notes Campden BRI, including recent launches of flavoured waters, energy drinks, low alcohol fruit drinks and no/low alcohol beers, lagers and ciders. This rapid innovation presents...

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Fat: the sixth taste?

Fat: the sixth taste?

10 Feb 2015

According to a study undertaken by researchers at Australia’s Deakin University and published in the journal Flavour, the existence of a sixth taste elicited by the digestive products of fat (fatty acids) is yet to be confirmed; however, a growing body...

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EFSA seeks comment on gut, immune function claims guidance

EFSA seeks comment on gut, immune function claims guidance

10 Feb 2015

EFSA is giving stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the draft update of its guidance for health claims related to gut and immune function. The guidance, which was first published in 2011, is intended to assist applica...

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Barry Callebaut opens Cologne Chocolate Academy

Barry Callebaut opens Cologne Chocolate Academy

9 Feb 2015

Barry Callebaut has opened its first German Chocolate Academy centre in Cologne. “We are proud to open one of our excellent Chocolate Academy centres in Germany because Germany is one of the most important markets for chocolate artisanry,” said Philipp...

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Tate & Lyle sees sweetener pressure

Tate & Lyle sees sweetener pressure

9 Feb 2015

With the annual sweetener pricing round largely complete, Tate & Lyle has issued a trading statement for the three months ended 31 December 2014. Speciality Food Ingredients, excluding SPLENDA Sucralose, performed in line with expectations, with vo...

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Coke takes on ‘super milk’

Coke takes on ‘super milk’

9 Feb 2015

Health and wellness start-up fairlife – founded by the Select Milk Producers co-op – has introduced fairlife ultra-filtered milk, which it describes as high quality milk that’s cold-filtered for 50 percent more protein, 30 percent more calc...

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Merger creates International Probiotics Association Europe

Merger creates International Probiotics Association Europe

9 Feb 2015

Member companies of the Yoghurt Live Fermented Milks Association (YLFA), International Probiotics Association (IPA) and Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) are joining forces to create a single broad representative platform – a European branch of IPA,...

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Danone, Mars join to support sustainable sourcing

Danone, Mars join to support sustainable sourcing

6 Feb 2015

Danone and Mars have announced the creation of an investment fund aimed at helping companies to learn how to sustainably source the materials they need from smallholder farmers while at the same time delivering large-scale social and economic impact to...

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FAO Food Price Index continues decline

FAO Food Price Index continues decline

6 Feb 2015

The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in January, averaging 182.7 points for the month, or 1.9 percent below its December 2014 level. Lower prices reflect strong production expectations as FAO also raised its 2014 forecast for world cereal prod...

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