The industry can help address nutritional deficiencies that affect certain communities and consumer groups. With access to foods fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, every child can reach its full potential.
French supplier Fytexia has launched three specialty ingredients on the Chinese market in a bid to tap into the growing numbers consuming food supplements in the world's fastest growing economy.
Bakers in New Zealand will now by law have to fortify bread products with iodine, as regulators in the country attempt to boost consumption of the essential nutrient.
Dairy and ingredients firm Friesland Foods Kievit has constructed a new drying plant in Indonesia for producing encapsulated products to expand the group's portfolio in the wider Asian region.
Vitamin A supplementation, zinc fortification and improved breast feeding could help save the lives of 3.5 million children who die from undernutrition, a major study on infant nutrition has found.
Regulations concerning the addition of inulin, fructo oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) to foods, both as a nutritive substance and as a sweetener, are being considered in Australia and...
Traditional herbal medicines from India may also offer a novel source of antioxidants for the food industry for boosting both the shelf-life and nutritional content of food, according to a...
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is ironing out the creases before finalising its proposed health and nutrition claims standard with nutrient profiling and percentage daily intakes up for comment.
A UN expert has slammed a Filipino advertising campaign for breast milk substitutes as "misleading, deceptive, and malicious in intent."
Two Korean companies, Eugene Science and RexGene Biotech, have entered into a contract to develop, produce and market a new supplement containing Eugene Science's proprietary cholesterol-lowering ingredient CZ in their...
China wants to boost consumption of the gut healthy carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, including the ingredient in next year's public health improvement programme.
Australian dairy company Montec has started the rollout across China of its 'healthier' milk, hoping to appeal to the Chinese awareness of food's nutritional qualities.
Cholesterol-lowering margarines are set to be joined by cholesterol-lowering milks, yoghurts and cereals as Australia and New Zealand's food authority finally approves the new categories.
Chinese regulators are developing standards for bovine colostrum, the first milk from cows that has a growing following as a health product among Chinese consumers.
Bakeries in Australia and New Zealand may be required to use only iodised salt in the future, if a proposal from the countries' food regulator is approved.
Australian baker George Weston Foods says government plans to require all bread to be fortified with folic acid are based on inadequate science and should not be brought into law.
Residues from star fruit, a waste product from the juicing process, is a rich source of extractable antioxidants, says research from Singapore.
Enzymotec, the Israeli company which develops lipid-based ingredients for the nutraceuticals and functional foods markets, is hoping to take advantage of a perceived demand for healthy cooking oils in the...
With sales of packaged soups representing just a tiny fraction of that in Europe, the future growth of this category depends on whether or not manufacturers can convince consumers that...
An international clinical study funded by New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is said to have proved that dairy products prevent major childhood diseases such as diarrhoea and pneumonia.