Catering to consumers' growing interest in ingredient quality
At Vitafoods Europe 2019, NutritionInsight spoke with Stéphanie Pretesacque, Global Category Director – Consumer Health at Diana Food, about the company's strategies for meeting consumer demands for traceable, reliable and proven nutrition solutions.
Failing to invest in R&D is a risk to company innovation, according to Julia Wiebe, chief scientific officer at Nektium. She shares the developments of her company’s Zynamite ingredient and reveals challenges Nektium faced in the R&D process. Uncertainty is always a present factor in R&D, she highlights, but... Read More
With decades of experience in probiotic R&D, Italy-based Probiotical discusses how the European market has changed in recent years. Speaking with NutritionInsight, company CEO Vera Mogna talks about research challenges, new strains and the potential of probiotics to “fight some of the most concerning issues... Read More
New research reveals challenges to sustainable eating at the household level and concrete strategies families can take for individual and planetary health. Dr. Jess Haines, associate professor of applied nutrition from the University of Guelph, Canada, explains the work, which earned her first place in this... Read More
Innova Market Insights’ latest survey of 10,000 consumers across ten countries evidences the mainstay demand for F&B products with immunity claims. Lu Ann Williams, global insights director, details the regional variances of the trend while highlighting popular formats for wellness-promoting ingredients.
Following Lesaffre’s recent microbiota online seminar, Sophie Legrain-Raspaud, research and application director for Gnosis by Lesaffre, shares how the microbiota field reaches beyond human health research to animal, plant and fermentation studies. Her colleague Hassina Ait-Abderrahim, director of in vitro... Read More
This month, Spanish biotechnology company Natac Group opened an extraction factory in Hervás, a town in the agricultural heart of Spain. NutritionInsight speaks with Noela González, Natac’s US and marketing director about the new factory, its state-of-the-art extraction technologies and the future of the... Read More
The “unharmonized” probiotics scene contributes to consumer confusion, which has motivated Chr. Hansen to launch a global online version of The Probiotics Institute. The one-stop-shop educational platform helps consumers navigate the “probiotics jungle” and demystify the human microbiome. Linda Neckmar, VP... Read More
Pill fatigue is shaping how the nutrition industry approaches staple trends, such as immunity and digestive health. Adding functional ingredients to food applications is reshaping how consumers can take a holistic approach to their health and well-being. Komal Mistry-Mehta, global business unit director of... Read More
Following Benexia’s distribution deal with Lehvoss Nutrition, CEO Sandra Gillot sheds light on how cold-pressed chia oil can offer a source for vegan omega 3 ALA. Notably, ALA is the only essential fatty acid that the body does not produce, yet it is critical for anti-inflammation.
Lycored, a global specialist lycopene-based ingredients for food and beverages, has appointed Tammi Higgins as senior vice president of its Food Division. She speaks to NutritionInsight about the company’s application-based, go-to-market strategy centered on coloring solutions and taste ingredients targeting... Read More
As the supplement market becomes increasingly mainstream, former professional hockey player Nick Samra is trying to tackle the hygiene and environmental sustainability issues associated with traditional supplement shakers. As his new shaker design, branded Forme, enters the final days of a Kickstarter... Read More
The pandemic has created an increasingly competitive nutraceutical market. One result is innovation stagnation, which can be avoided by seeking collaborations with other companies and organizations. Bioiberica’s healthcare director Jaume Reguant shares how industry partnerships are central to entering new... Read More
Arla Foods Ingredients is exploring new solutions that help guide protein enrichment when branching out into functional beverages. The company has launched Lacprodan ISO. Clear, which is a tasteless solution for clear juices. The ingredient can be incorporated easily into juice-producing processes for an... Read More
A steady rise in consumer interest in sports nutrition has been seen through the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as awareness of previously elite sports supplements becomes more public. Dr. Wolfgang Horper, a member of the management board of sales at Finzelberg, highlights how the botanical extract player... Read More
DRT Purextract commissions clinical trials and qualitative research on its grape seed extract. Consumer insights provide customers with a more comprehensive picture, or as Nathalie Michaud, DRT Purextract’s sales and marketing manager, calls it, “the package.” Michaud details costs involved with going the... Read More
The dairy industry is seeing major demand for clean label and high-protein offerings. This is according to Aliénor Drago, Ingredia’s senior product manager, who weighs in about the mainstreaming of sports nutrition and the rise of drinking yogurts following the launch of two functional milk proteins.
Vitamin K2 paired with vitamin D3 makes a formidable combination for bone health, while vitamin K2 and EPA is an effective pairing for heart health. These are just some of the synergies vitamin K2 can tap into, according to Rudi de Man, NattoPharma’s vice president of sales for Europe and Asia. He delves... Read More