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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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Study: whole grains can decrease risk of death from heart disease

Study: whole grains can decrease risk of death from heart disease

12 Jan 2015

Eating more whole grains may decrease people’s risk of death by up to 15%—particularly the risk from heart disease, according to a large new long-term study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study also found that bran, a component of who...

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DSM to collaborate on personalised nutrition

DSM to collaborate on personalised nutrition

12 Jan 2015

DSM has announced a collaboration with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) on new research to determine how nutrient status is connected to phenotypes. The project will then map nutritional status against health outcomes in certain populatio...

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AB Enzymes appoints Behn Meyer for Southeast Asia

AB Enzymes appoints Behn Meyer for Southeast Asia

12 Jan 2015

AB Enzymes has appointed Behn Meyer Chemicals as its sole distributor of beverages, baking, food and textile enzymes for selected countries within Southeast Asia. The new sales and distribution structure is designed to support AB Enzymes’ strategic ini...

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Study: avocados can lower bad cholesterol

Study: avocados can lower bad cholesterol

9 Jan 2015

Adding an avocado to your daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers. Avocados are known to be a nutrient-dense food, high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Previous studies have su...

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Penford expands egg replacement portfolio

Penford expands egg replacement portfolio

9 Jan 2015

Penford Food Ingredients has expanded its egg replacement portfolio. This portfolio of starches and starch and gum blends can, says the company, partially or fully replace the whole egg, egg white and yolk in prepared food products. “Egg components are...

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EFSA: no link between fat-free yogurt and weight loss

EFSA: no link between fat-free yogurt and weight loss

9 Jan 2015

Following an application from Spain, EFSA was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to fat-free yogurts and fermented milks complying with the specifications “fat free”, “low in sugars”, “high protein”, ...

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FAO sees food prices decline for third year

FAO sees food prices decline for third year

9 Jan 2015

FAO’s monthly Food Price Index declined in December after three months of stability. Continued large supplies and record stocks combined with a stronger US dollar and falling oil prices contributed to the decline. The December Food Price Index av...

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EFSA issues invitations for Milan conference

EFSA issues invitations for Milan conference

8 Jan 2015

EFSA is inviting representatives from the scientific and risk assessment community as well as risk managers from in and outside Europe to contribute to a major scientific conference EFSA is organising on 14-16 October 2015 in the EXPO site on the occas...

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