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DKSH eyes buyouts in India

DKSH eyes buyouts in India

DKSH Holdings Ltd, the Swiss market expansion services group focused on chemicals, food and drug industries, is making plans to further boost its business in India through local acquisitions, local newspaper Mint reported last week.

India is investing in probiotic research

India calls for probiotic research for women-children

By Shane Starling

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is calling on researchers to submit projects investigating probiotic benefits in women and children, and has set an August 15 submission deadline.

Vitafoods expansion offers broad regional promise

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Vitafoods expansion offers broad regional promise

By Jess Halliday

At Vitafoods Europe 2011, Jess Halliday caught up with event director Chris Lee to talk about the show’s ambitious expansion plans into Asia and South America.

Australia gains an updated nutrient database

Australia gains an updated nutrient database

By Shane Starling

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has updated its highly popular nutrient database to include new information about fatty acids, iodine, vitamin D and more.

Marinova reports 'exceptional' growth for fucoidan in US, Asia

Marinova reports 'exceptional' growth for fucoidan in US, Asia

By Elaine Watson

Australian biotech firm Marinova has reported “exceptional” demand in the US and Asia for its fucoidans, bioactives from brown seaweed researchers believe could help to explain the health and longevity of the Japanese.

Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

Nitrite milk scandal exposes gaps in Chinese food safety reforms

By Guy Montague-Jones

Three deaths from nitrite tainted milk in China show that the country still has some way to go to clean up its dairy industry. One of the authors of a new study1 on the 2008 China melamine milk scandal explains what has gone wrong and what reforms are...

Wrigley targets calcium deficiency with gum launch down under

Wrigley targets calcium deficiency with gum launch down under

By Jane Byrne and Helen Glaberson

The Wrigley Company is launching a new calcium enriched gum in Australia and New Zealand, claiming its ‘on-the-go’ delivery system can help address the reported calcium intake deficiency among 90 per cent of the Australian population.

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