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NewsBite Podcast (Apr 26-30): “EFSA rejects Nestlé’s beta-glucan health claim”

 03 May 2021

Last week saw a disappointment for Nestlé’s cereal brands’ health claims. There was also a major investment in probiotics for the gut-lung axis, and Unilever, which acquired Onnit, was behind one of this week’s big acquisitions.

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29 Nov 2021 | CNS Media

Today’s NewsBite podcast details the launch of Solabia-Algatech Nutrition’s AstraPure Max amid a booming global demand for astaxanthin. Meanwhile, the US nutrition industry slammed the FDA over an ongoing debate on the use of NAC in supplements, and other UK campaigners called for an end to using junk food... Read More

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22 Nov 2021 | CNS Media

Today’s NewsBite podcast details Abbott’s new Similac 360 Total Care infant formula, which contains five HMOs identical to those in breastmilk. World Diabetes Day also took place, spotlighting how sweeteners could potentially help. Meanwhile, a study found that phthalate chemicals present human health... Read More

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16 Nov 2021 | CNS Media

Today’s NewsBite podcast details VidaCap’s new Myco Immune Gummies. Also making headlines were Nuritas’ US$45 million funding for its peptide discovery platform, as well as Everwell Health snapping up Nutrition21 in its first move as a new health and wellness platform.

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08 Nov 2021 | CNS Media

This week’s NewsBite podcast details major stories, which included Brightseed’s latest US$200,000 research grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as IFF’s new study findings concerning its isolated soy protein Supro. Lallemand also explained how fermented soy marries efficacy with naturality... Read More

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01 Nov 2021 | CNS Media

In FrieslandCampina’s fourth annual Trend Report, the company illustrates the observed shifts in global eating toward mindful consumption and products that help make healthier purchasing decisions a no-brainer. This NewsBite podcast also delves into opportunities in functional foods as well as Mankai’s... Read More

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25 Oct 2021 | CNS Media

Last week in nutrition news, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University developed the Food Compass, a holistic nutrition profiling system. This NewsBite podcast also delves into NPD launches from Lallemand Health Solutions and Hum Nutrition, as well as exclusive interviews with... Read More

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18 Oct 2021 | CNS Media

This week’s NewsBite podcast details major stories, which included Shared Planet topping Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2022, as well as Aker BioMarine investigating krill oil for liver and metabolic health. There was also a slew of new launches this week, including Ancient Nutrition’s fermented... Read More

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11 Oct 2021 | CNS Media

In nutrition news this week, Your CBD launched a cannabidiol oil targeting weight loss without side effects, while Bunge Loders Croklaan unveiled a structured medium- and long-chain triglyceride for the active aging category. In research strides, artificial sweeteners were linked to long-term digestive... Read More

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04 Oct 2021 | CNS Media

This week’s NewsBite podcast explores AAK bringing Progress Biotech’s algae-based DHA to the infant formula market. Meanwhile, a Kerry study found that Wellmune’s immunity benefits are not transferable, and Abbott announced a US$45 million annual investment into its new center for malnutrition solutions.

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27 Sep 2021 | CNS Media

Today’s NewsBite podcast digs into plant-based protein innovations, including DSM’s CanolaPro. The regulatory scene has been busy with the UK set to fortify flour with folic acid, and the US FDA being urged to crack down on phenibut. Meanwhile, Kirin Holdings’ LC-Plasma paraprobiotic was found to reduce... Read More

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20 Sep 2021 | CNS Media

This NewsBite podcast delves into how plant-based diets may lower the risk of prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. Other research pointed to a lockdown-induced consumer focus on beauty and the role of diet. The World Health Organization is looking into new strategies to combat sugar and calorie... Read More

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13 Sep 2021 | CNS Media

Bacteria and probiotics were in the limelight this week, with EFSA approving the first next-generation bacterium. Meanwhile, AB-Biotics’ probiotic blend was found to be effective for colicky infants, and Kirin harnessed its probiotic strain in functional foods to entice hesitant Japanese consumers.

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06 Sep 2021 | CNS Media

Nestlé’s new R+D Accelerator was in the limelight this week, as well as declining trust in the dietary supplement industry. A Kaneka-supported study stressed that ubiquinol plasma levels in plant-based consumers are 23 percent lower than in omnivores, while a Pharmactive study found saffron extract can... Read More

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16 Aug 2021 | CNS Media

In industry developments this week, MindScopic closed a second seed funding round for its nootropic and natural supplement range. A new study found transplanting microbes from young to old animals could lead to new therapeutic avenues in microbial-based interventions for slowing down brain aging and... Read More

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09 Aug 2021 | CNS Media

This week, the US Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced in both houses of Congress, and a study revealed that over a third of caregivers give non-recommended milks to infants and toddlers. This NewsBite episode also details new studies, including one finding that surplus glucose can cause damage at... Read More

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02 Aug 2021 | CNS Media

This NewsBite podcast details Kraft’s fat-free mayo discontinuation, BASF’s “considerable decrease” in its Q2 Nutrition & Health report and the study-proven stress relief benefits of FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Biotis SleepWell concept. Additionally, Vitafoods Europe is embracing a hybrid approach.

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26 Jul 2021 | CNS Media B.V.

This week’s NewsBite podcast details how COVID-19 has had a major impact on consumer habits around supplementation, with NPD tackling everything from weight management to immunity. Additionally, Kappa Bioscience investigated the link between COVID-19 outcomes and levels of vitamins D and K2.

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