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“BPA poses no health risk”: EFSA

“BPA poses no health risk”: EFSA

23 Jan 2015

EFSA’s comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels. Exposure from the diet ...

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Sensient announces EU-compliant Spirulina extraction

Sensient announces EU-compliant Spirulina extraction

23 Jan 2015

Sensient Food Colors Europe says that it has developed proprietary technology in the extraction of Spirulina blue that the company says complies with both the new EU Guidance Notes and FDA quality specifications. The ‘EU Guidance Notes on the cla...

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OptiBiotix, NIZO enter yogurt JV

OptiBiotix, NIZO enter yogurt JV

23 Jan 2015

OptiBiotix Health, a life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has announced that it has entered into a 50/50 joint venture  agreement with NIP, a wholly owned undertaking of NIZO Food Research. As an...

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Sensient predicts 2015 flavour trends

Sensient predicts 2015 flavour trends

22 Jan 2015

Using formal and grassroots market research tactics, Sensient Flavours says it has identified four primary consumer interests — hybrid flavours, regional inspiration, creative sourcing and savoury updates — that inform eight up-and-coming flavour trend...

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Chr. Hansen grows 9%

Chr. Hansen grows 9%

22 Jan 2015

Chr. Hansen saw 9% organic growth in Q1 2014/15 and said that it maintains its full-year expectations of 7-9% organic growth. Revenues were €188 million, up 10% on Q1 2013/14. EBIT before special items was €44 million, compared to €43 million in Q1 201...

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New protein shakes from Dannon

New protein shakes from Dannon

22 Jan 2015

Dannon has introduced Light & Fit Protein Shakes, a new on-the-go option with, says the company, a satisfying taste to help shrink everyday food temptations, describing the product as a deliciously convenient way to help overcome some of the tough ...

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Amway acquires XS Energy brand

Amway acquires XS Energy brand

22 Jan 2015

Direct selling company Amway has acquired the XS Energy brand, co-founded by former Amway business owner David Vanderveen. The deal expands the brand’s geographic reach and advances Amway’s strategy of connecting with young entrepreneurs. &...

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Taura announces widespread Mini’s availability

Taura announces widespread Mini’s availability

21 Jan 2015

Taura Natural Ingredients has announced that its Mini’s – which it claims are possibly the world’s smallest real fruit pieces – are now available to manufacturers across Europe and the US. As tiny as a grain of quinoa, the company says that Mini’s is a...

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Arla reorganises to address Asia

Arla reorganises to address Asia

21 Jan 2015

Arla Foods is integrating its markets in China and South East Asia in a new regional market called Business Unit Asia. The regional office will be placed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as of March 1st 2015. Asia is vital to Arla’s ambitions to grow and to ...

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Frutarom introduces all-natural liquid extracts

Frutarom introduces all-natural liquid extracts

21 Jan 2015

Frutarom BU Health, Switzerland, has launched EFLAsense, a new line of all-natural liquid extracts, with sensory properties to boost flavour and health benefits in products such as beverages, confectionery, dairy, bakery and liquid dietary supplements....

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Biosearch Life applies for probiotic patent

Biosearch Life applies for probiotic patent

21 Jan 2015

Biosearch Life has registered an application for a new patent to protect two new probiotic strains for use in the control of Hypercholesterolemia: “Probiotic strains having cholesterol absorbing capacity, methods and uses thereof”. This patent is the r...

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Novozymes sets new corporate strategy

Novozymes sets new corporate strategy

21 Jan 2015

Novozymes has announced its new corporate strategy, “Partnering for impact”. The strategy is accompanied by a new set of long-term social, environmental and financial targets and a new purpose statement which reads, “Together, we find biological ...

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