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Naturex inaugurates expanded quillaia plant

Naturex inaugurates expanded quillaia plant

16 Jan 2015

Naturex, the natural ingredients manufacturer, has inaugurated the expansion of its factory in Linares, Chile which will specialise in quillaia extraction and purification. During his speech, Olivier Rigaud, Naturex CEO, commented on the group’s ambiti...

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Probi gets largest ever probiotics order

Probi gets largest ever probiotics order

15 Jan 2015

Swedish biotechnology company Probi has announced that it has secured its largest order to date, valued at MSEK 17, from the US company NBTY. Probi is to supply probiotic products that will be included in an already well-established consumer product. I...

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Campden BRI strengthens chemical analysis capabilities

Campden BRI strengthens chemical analysis capabilities

15 Jan 2015

Campden BRI says it is strengthening its chemical contaminant analysis capabilities with a significant investment in a new state-of-the-art inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). PerkinElmer’s NexION 350D ICP-MS will be used to quantify...

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Bord Bia sees exports reach record high

Bord Bia sees exports reach record high

15 Jan 2015

Bord Bia – the Irish Food Board – has reported a 4% increase in exports for 2014 to reach a record high of almost €10.5 billion. Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia outlined the background to the fifth consecutive year of export growth for th...

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Ulrick & Short extends fat reducer range

Ulrick & Short extends fat reducer range

15 Jan 2015

Fat in its many forms is rarely out of the media headlines, according to British-owned clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short. The company has unveiled the latest developments in its range of fat reducers that it says will help food manuf...

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Nagase outlines top Japanese food trends

Nagase outlines top Japanese food trends

14 Jan 2015

Ingredients company Nagase America has announced what it believes are the top Japanese 2015 food trends.  Key factors behind the trends, it says, are anticipated changes in Japanese regulations as well as Japanese consumer interest in new food experien...

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Feijoa, blackberry found to have anti-inflammatory effect

Feijoa, blackberry found to have anti-inflammatory effect

14 Jan 2015

Feijoa and blackberry are two fruits with a strong anti-inflammatory effect that could help people with inflammatory diseases, according to recent research from the University of Auckland. The research into treatments for inflammatory bowel disease inv...

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EFSA outlines requirements for weight loss meals

EFSA outlines requirements for weight loss meals

14 Jan 2015

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the essential composition of total diet replacements for weight control. Total diet replac...

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ABA slams energy drink report

ABA slams energy drink report

13 Jan 2015

In response to a report on energy drinks released by U.S. Senators Markey, Blumenthal and Durbin, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: “Energy drinks have been enjoyed safely by millions of people around the world for more ...

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Mars study: flavanols can help maintain cognitive health

Mars study: flavanols can help maintain cognitive health

13 Jan 2015

It is normal for cognitive function to slightly deteriorate with age, according to Mars Symbioscience. Memory capacity begins to worsen, along with processing speed and the ability to form long-term memories. Finding a way to defer the onset of these i...

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EFSA develops risk assessment toolbox

EFSA develops risk assessment toolbox

13 Jan 2015

EFSA’s experts have developed a toolbox that will help risk assessors prioritise the most significant microbiological risks. The toolbox is primarily intended for experts of the Panel on Biological Hazards, but could also be used by other Panels and na...

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BENEO gets EFSA inulin approval

BENEO gets EFSA inulin approval

13 Jan 2015

BENEO has announced that, based on a 13.5 health claim application, it has gained a positive EFSA evaluation for its prebiotic fibre inulin improving the effect on bowel function by increasing stool frequency. The application includes new and proprieta...

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