Nutrition

Chr Hansen inks Japanese probiotic-plant extract deal

Chr Hansen inks Japanese probiotic-plant extract deal

By Shane Starling

Danish probiotics giant Chr Hansen says its just-announced alliance with a Japanese botanical supplement maker will yield plant-probiotic combination food supplement products on European and global markets kicking off in Q1 2012.

Lonza to expand vitamin B3 production in China

Lonza to expand vitamin B3 production in China

By Shane Starling

Swiss supplier Lonza will open a new vitamin B3 manufacturing facility in China in 2012 that will significantly lower production costs for the vitamin and boost output by 40%.

Vitamin D deficiency is an Asian problem too (despite the sun)

Dispatches from Vitafoods Asia 2011

Vitamin D deficiency is an Asian problem too (despite the sun)

By Shane Starling

Campaigns against vitamin D deficiency have gained prominence in the western world but the dietary issue is just as relevant in Asia, according to supplier DSM, even if sunlight hours are greater than most regions.

Health claim substantiation rules are tightening in China

China set to slash approved health claims by a third

By Shane Starling

Amendments to 2009 laws that saw 27 health and nutrition claims approved in China will see the number reduced to 18, as momentum grows toward a European Union-style emphasis on human clinical data.

Australian government backs infant formula research

Australian government backs infant formula research

By Shane Starling

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will continue a 15-year collaborative period with Australian food company Clover Corporation, by engaging in a new initiative to develop encapsulation techniques for infant and medical...

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