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Native superfood a cash crop for Indigenous communities

04 December, 2013

The Kakadu plum will be studied as part of a University of Western Australia-led project to explore the native fruit's viability as a cash crop for Indigenous communities.

Sibutramine in weight-loss products costs importers $9K

02 August, 2013

The directors of Bruce Imports pleaded guilty and were convicted of 32 charges relating to the sale of imported weight-loss coffees, dried fruit and jelly which contained Sibutramine.

Food that prevents obesity and more

23 July, 2013

Recent studies have found that combining some foods like tomatoes and broccoli, heating some foods to a certain temperature (or not heating others), and/or cooking them in olive oil, may enhance their antiangiogenesis abilities. These findings could impact food design, preparation and ultimately public health.

Health benefits of fructooliogosaccharides

17 July, 2013

Short-chain fructooliogosaccharides (scFOSs) are low-kilojoule, non-digestible carbohydrates that are claimed can improve food taste and texture while aiding immunity, bone health and the growth and balance of bacteria in the digestive tract.

Benolea olive leaf extract

11 April, 2013

Benolea, a clinically proven olive leaf extract marketed under Frutarom Health’s EFLA range of ingredient systems, is claimed to provide the Mediterranean diet’s cardiovascular health-support benefits in one ingredient.

LycoRed microencapsulated carotenoid and vitamin beadlets

25 March, 2013

The highly stable beadlet line will complement LycoRed’s core encapsulation technologies of applied gelatin, alginate and spray-dried coating systems.

LycoRed Lyc-O-Fem slow-release genistein, lycopene and vitamin D3 formulation

12 March, 2013

LycoRed has launched Lyc-O-Fem, a slow-release formulation containing genistein in a proprietary composition for bone health. The formulation is claimed to also alleviate menopause symptoms.

ENZO Nutraceuticals Enzogenol pine bark extract

05 March, 2013

The use of pine-bark extract Enzogenol in food applications has been officially confirmed as being safe under the rules of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Kampffmeyer Food Innovation Purafarin gluten-free functional flours

12 February, 2013

Kampffmeyer Food Innovation presented functional flours and a grain specialty that improves the nutritional profiles of baked goods and other foods at the 2012 Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) exhibition.

Calls for submission on new infant formula ingredient

21 December, 2012

FSANZ is calling for submissions on an application seeking permission to use a new form of an ingredient in products for infants and young children.

Who’d have thought it? You’re better off eating the food than taking a supplement

21 November, 2012

It’s a very ‘first world’ approach, this seeking a product to cure our current and prevent future health problems. The idea that a food supplement or a pill can magically prevent disease is very alluring and much of the complementary therapy industry uses this allure to attract business.

Application seeks to reduce L-histidine in infant formula

13 November, 2012

Submissions are being sought on Application A1074 - Minimum L-histidine in Infant Formula Products, which involves a proposed change to infant formula requirements in the Food Standards Code.

Frutarom Health uniK2 Vitamin K-7 product

03 August, 2012

By activating a protein called osteocalcin and producing optimal binding of calcium in the bones, and by improving the collagen status in bone, uniK2 is claimed to be effective in improving bone quality and strength.

Frutarom Echinacea EFLA 894 and Pelargonium EFLA 956

18 May, 2012

The Frutarom immune health portfolio includes highly bioavailable forms of minerals such as copper and zinc, as well as Echinacea and Pelargonium-based ingredients.

LycoRed vitamin B formulations for dietary supplements

17 May, 2012

LycoRed has developed formulations designed for hair and nail nutrition based on vitamin B complex and amino acids. The systems are made using LycoRed’s microencapsulation technology.

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