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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.

Purveyors of substandard raw materials will be

China tightens raw materials laws for supplements makers

By Shane Starling

Dietary supplement manufacturers operating in China will have to do more to guarantee the quality of their supply chains, after Chinese authorities imposed new quality control regulations last week.

Zinc  battling childhood diarrhoea in Nepal

Zinc battling childhood diarrhoea in Nepal

By Shane Starling

The United Nations is promoting the use of zinc supplements in Nepal to battle acute infant diarrhoea that kills 15,000 under-5s per year in the Himalayan state.

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