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Jarrow Rogovin calls for probiotics groups to come together to build science and win claims

Live from Probiota 2014

IPA calls for fresh global alliance in probiotics

By Shane Starling in Amsterdam

The founder of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has called on the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) to work with it to develop the science and dossiers that can win health claims in Europe and elsewhere.

Is Powerbar in for a face lift?

Is Powerbar in for a face lift?

By Maggie Hennessy

This week Nestlé announced the sale of its sports nutrition business under the Powerbar and Musashi brands to Post Holdings. As the aging brand assumes new ownership, industry experts to weigh in on whether Powerbar will get an update to stay relevant...

Super Bowl XLVIII: Who won the battle of the brands?

Super Bowl XLVIII: Who won the battle of the brands?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED: As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos squared up at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, the nation’s biggest food and beverage firms battled for supremacy during the commercial breaks. We know who won the game, but who won the...

Global tea polyphenols market set to hit $368 million by 2020

Special edition: Polyphenols

Global tea polyphenols market set to hit $368 million by 2020

By Hank Schultz

Tea polyphenols are poised to enjoy strong growth over the next decade, with a new market report calling for the global market in the ingredients to hit $368 million by 2020.  That makes sense to observers, who say the popularity of tea, green tea in...

Step aside soy!  We’re having neatballs for dinner…

Special edition: Plant-based diets

Step aside soy! We’re having neatballs for dinner…

By Elaine WATSON

“This isn't meat,” said Phil Lapp’s nine-year-old daughter Morgan after wolfing down some home-made meat-free tacos one evening in 2011. “This is neat”.

Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s...

Stevia has seen a rapid rise in its market share

Sugar concerns spark market gains for sweeteners

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The market for high intensity sweeteners is growing rapidly, with plant-derived stevia providing the fastest growth, according to a new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has inked a deal with a Wisconsin-based biotech firm that will keep it in supply of human brain and liver cells for nutrition testing purposes with a focus on drinks, smoothies and other products targeting diabetes...

Low fat labelling may encourage consumption

Low fat labelling may encourage consumption

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Foods labelled ‘low fat’ or ‘low calorie’ may encourage consumers to eat more, according to a study published in the journal Appetite.

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