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EU rejects more than 90% of all health claims: Study

The EU has authorised only a small fraction of the health claims submitted to it, with a number of categories seeing no authorised claims at all, according to a new...

Scotland launches food fraud hotline and warns Brexit could encourage criminals

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a new food fraud hotline to help regulators and police tackle criminal activity in the supply chain, as well as protect the food sector’s...

‘We want to be the top superfood company in Poland’: Chlorella start-up

Polish start-up Purella Food is on a mission to popularise chlorella and it's arming itself with a vast portfolio of ‘superfood’ products for the battle.

Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

Danish biotech firm Glycom has filed another application for a synthetic version of a compound found in breast milk, a development one infant formula expert said was promising.

Tea company eteaket turns to sea buckthorn for its latest innovative tea blend

Scottish tea company, eteaket, has launched a new tea blend in the UK made with sea buckthorn, which has been widely used in other food and beverage products as a...

Leftover coffee grounds: Unlocking 6m tonnes of unused antioxidant dietary fibre

The use of leftover coffee grounds as an antioxidant dietary fibre is a low-cost value-added opportunity for an otherwise waste product, say Spanish researchers.  

Could Brexit give a boost to the UK’s supplements industry?

Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, supplement industry groups see opportunities for a more liberal UK regime outside the EU, but others question how much practical difference the UK’s split will...

Probiotic problems: Mastitis marketing flawed, say researchers

A paper claiming the marketing of probiotics to treat mastitis is problematic has caused a controversy, but probiotics researchers and manufacturers say the science is sound.

Which supplements should women take during pregnancy?

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is seeking insights into general public opinion on supplementation in pregnancy.

News in brief

Arla Foods urges UK consumers to create new protein-rich breakfasts

Arla Foods UK has launched a breakfast campaign as part of its £100m ($132m) commitment to support healthier eating among consumers.

UK supplements firm eyes high street after capital injection

UK supplements firm Natural Nutrients has bagged a €145k investment from Northstar Ventures to develop its natural and ‘friendly’ brand and expand its product lines and retail distribution.

'there are times when using supplementation is needed'

British dieticians issue safe sports supplement guide

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a guide to help athletes “from the elite to the exercising public” buy and use sports nutrition products.

Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

2000 websites shut down in 2015

UK launches campaign against fake weight loss pills

The UK medicines agency is warning people – especially young women – off buying weight loss pills and supplements, most of which it says are unlicensed and potentially dangerous to health.

Don’t compare: UK watchdog cans ‘twice-as-fast’ electrolyte gel claims

Comparing one sports nutrition product to another is not permitted unless a specific EU-approved health claim exists to back the comparison, the UK advertising watchdog has said.

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will in weeks finalise its guidance on so-called ‘protein spiking’ - the controversial practice of falsifying product protein content via nitrogen manipulation.

Mondelēz acquires licence to produce Cadbury-branded biscuits

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International has bought the licence to produce Cadbury-branded biscuits from UK manufacturer Burton’s Biscuit Company.

Lycored plots Cardiomato EU launches with 'education', not claims approach

Lycored will launch its Cardiomato heart health supplement in Scandinavia by the end of 2016, and in Spain and Italy next year, as it plans educational efforts to support its...

Cocoa premiums perpetuate poverty and should be 30 times higher, says Cacao for Change

Social venture Cacao for Change has written to Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon calling for cocoa prices to triple.

Analysis: Is Olympics sponsorship all pain for little gain?

Performance enhancing drugs have been the media focus in the run-up to the Olympics in Rio. But as the Games got underway last Friday in Brazil it was food and...

Opinion

Supplement shaming wins first Olympic gold medal

It didn’t take long for a dope-busted Olympic athlete to blame a contaminated food supplement for his infringement and sportsmen and sports bodies to jump into the fray with ‘see?...

Cold War thaw? ASA upholds Taywell Ice Cream complaint from rival Perfect World

Ice cream maker Taywell breached health claim rules according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in what was the conclusion of a dispute between Taywell and rival ice cream...

Seeing is believing: Botanical player launches ‘UV budget’ app

Spanish supplier Monteloeder has launched a mobile application for users of its anti-UV botanical to track the impact on skin health.

50% improvement on 2012

69 sports nutrition products sold as illegal medicines: UK review

A UK medicines regulator review to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has found 69 tainted products being sold on 16 online retail outlets, a much better figure than four years ago.

Update on ‘illegal’ Belgian tax row following flood of court cases

BASF joins multinationals challenging Commission's 'illegal' tax ruling

German chemical giant BASF has joined the seven companies and the Belgian government taking legal action against the European Commission for its ruling that a generous Belgian tax scheme was...

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