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20 May 2022
--- A Canadian study aims to bring new understanding of the effect of probiotics on the early-born babies’ immature microbiome, by supplementing a mixture of five species of probiotics.
20 May 2022
--- This week in nutrition news, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made draft guidance available, with the goal of enhancing the amount of safety information the agency has regarding the dietary supplement market.... Read More
20 May 2022
--- Daily consumption of oral cannabidiol (CBD) has a strong safety profile, an industry-backed study has revealed. The findings set to be presented to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aim to minimize the agency’s... Read More
20 May 2022
--- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf was grilled by lawmakers during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, where he was slammed over the agency’s handling of the escalating infant... Read More
20 May 2022
--- Sweegen is ramping up its efforts to reduce sugar across F&B applications while simultaneously tapping into the benefits of using antioxidants and bitter blocking technology.
19 May 2022
--- A placebo-controlled study, published in Frontiers on Nutrition, has uncovered the impact of cranberries on visual memory function for an older age group. The results show that regular consumption of cranberries over 12... Read More
19 May 2022
--- More than 21 million adults across the UK will be categorized as medically obese by 2040, according to an analysis by Cancer Research UK. This is approximately 36% – or one in ten – of UK adults.
19 May 2022
--- Spain-based Pharmactive Biotech Products has scored a patent for Affron, positioned as the first US patent for mood support. It is derived from Crocus sativus L – also known as saffron crocus – with a... Read More
19 May 2022
--- US president Joe Biden is implementing the Defense Production Act to tackle infant formula shortages. Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to accelerate infant formula production and permitted flights to import... Read More
19 May 2022
--- As consumers increasingly seek out natural alternatives for their supplementary needs, industry is observing a knowledge gap surrounding synthetically produced vitamins and minerals. Companies are increasingly turning to... Read More
19 May 2022
--- Food produced from Ukraine and Russia must be reintegrated into world markets despite the war, in a bid to steer out of the food crisis, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed. His comments come as the UN is in a... Read More
18 May 2022
--- UK-based company Sibelius Natural Products is expanding its product portfolio with the launch of UpBiet, targeting fatigue, cerebral blood flow and endurance with a clinically proven source of beetroot juice crystals.
18 May 2022
--- Cosmetics giant Shiseido is zooming in on epidermal cells, finding that magnesium ion (Mg2+) promotes the production of hyaluronic acid, which maintains skin moisture. Simultaneously, it was uncovered that Mg2+ induces... Read More
18 May 2022
--- AI-powered bioactive peptide company Nuritas is expanding across the US with a new facility in Connecticut. Set to be the headquarters for North America, the move follows a US$45 million Series B fundraising round, led by... Read More
18 May 2022
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning the public over bodybuilding products misleadingly labeled as dietary supplements, which could contain illegal substances associated with potentially serious health... Read More
18 May 2022
--- The dairy innovation space is making advances as Israeli-based food tech player Imagindairy secured US$15 million in a seed round of investment for its AI-boosted milk protein production. Meanwhile, Japanese Morinaga... Read More
17 May 2022
--- Glanbia Nutritionals has acquired Sterling Technology, thereby taking up major space on the bovine colostrum market. The agreement was valued at US$60 million, plus deferred consideration, to expand Glanbia’s presence... Read More
17 May 2022
--- Infant formula producer Abbott is set to reopen its infant formula plant facility in Sturgis, Michigan, US, two weeks after receiving clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This move is being implemented... Read More
17 May 2022
--- Leader of the K-Beauty industry, Cosmax, has discovered a new microorganism, KERA-3, “considered a family-level discovery.” The company expects the discovery to impact cosmetics and academic biology.
17 May 2022
--- Ingredient producers Suanfarma and Solvay are bringing natural ingredients including Solvay’s vanillin to the market and increasing production. The partnership will involve increasing Solvay’s existing... Read More
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