Kappa Bioscience moves to expand vitamin K2 presence in US with new appointments

13 Dec 2017 --- Kappa Bioscience AS, maker of K2Vital vitamin K2 MK-7, has appointed Garnet Pigden and New Jersey-based D2C to head-up the continued development of Kappa’s position in the US market. The appointment spans the establishment of strategy, infrastructure, partnerships and key accounts in support of an overall objective of solidifying vitamin K2 in mainstream US markets and channels, according to Kappa.

One in four consumers spend less than five minutes on weekday breakfast: DSM survey

07 Dec 2017 --- DSM has found that one in four consumers spend less than five minutes on breakfast on weekdays, and half of consumers spend less than 15 minutes on breakfast. The findings are some of the results of DSM’s Breakfast Insights survey, which also include suggestions that the main reason for skipping breakfast is lack of time and consumers are paying more attention to the lack of sugar in their breakfast.

DSM’s Nutrition segment contributes strongly to “very good” Q3 performance

02 Nov 2017 --- DSM’s results for the first nine months of 2017 show strong outcomes in the company’s nutrition sector. Overall highlights of the results, buoyed by an especially impressive Q3 performance, include a 9 percent increase in sales to €6.46 billion (US$7.51 billion), with 8 percent organic growth. The adjusted EBITDA is up 15 percent to €1.08 billion, driven by both Nutrition and Materials, and the company’s outlook for 2017 is unchanged.

DSM, UNICEF and Sight and Life partner up to deliver improved nutrition to Nigerian children and mothers

31 Oct 2017 --- Royal DSM, UN children’s agency UNICEF and Swiss-based humanitarian nutrition think tank Sight and Life have partnered to deliver better nutrition to at-risk children and mothers in Nigeria. The partners will also advocate on a global scale for micronutrient supplementation. As part of the project, DSM is to offer essential vitamins, nutrients and fortification solutions as well as expertise that complements the research, programs, and global reach of UNICEF and Sight and Life.

DSM to acquire Twilmij to strengthen position in Animal Nutrition & Health

22 Sep 2017 --- 22 Sep 2017 Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has announced the acquisition of Twilmij B.V., a well-established Dutch nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. DSM notes that its strategy in Animal Nutrition & Health is to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers leveraging its product portfolio and innovation capabilities. 

Supplier view on consumer trends in the nutritional space

31 Jul 2017 --- Keeping track of all the latest trends in the nutritional goods market today can be an arduous task. Market leaders seem to agree: “It is difficult to pinpoint the single most important driver,” says Gerd Mueller, international sales director for natural health and nutrition, EMEAI at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). “Indeed, consumers are often looking for products that meet multiple purchasing considerations at once.”

Buhler Awarded Contract to Support Food Fortification Program in Pakistan

26 Jun 2017 --- To support the fortification of staple foods in Pakistan, the UK-based Food Fortification Program has awarded Bühler a multi-million contract to supply more than 1000 micro feeders in 2017 and 2018. The program is funded with US$48 million from the UK’s Department for International Development. By directly supporting local mills and food factories, the program is aiming to have a substantial impact on the well-being of close to 100 million people.

DSM and Evonik Settle on Nebraska as a Site for Omega 3 Production

16 Jun 2017 --- Evonik and Royal DSM have settled on Blair, Nebraska, as the location for the commercial-scale production facility for their omega 3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. DSM Nutritional Products and Evonik Nutrition & Care plan to invest around US$200 million in the facility (US$100 million by each party over approximately two years). 

DSM Achieves IFOS Certification For Its Meg-3 Line Of Fish Oil

15 Feb 2017 --- The International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) Program have announced that DSM, a leading player in the health products space worldwide, has achieved the IFOS certification for their MEG-3 and MEG-3 Ultra product lines of fish oil.  

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Need More Vitamin E

18 Jan 2017 ---  New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related to obesity. 

SPECIAL REPORT: New Expansion Platforms for Probiotics

08 Feb 2016 --- Digestive health remains one of the key food and beverage industry trends to watch for 2016, with probiotics offering a key platform for market growth. NutritionInsight looks at how consumption of healthy bacteria-containing products has increased globally, and what this means for the international manufacturers.

Kemin Receives ANVISA Approval for Sale of ZeaONE

01 Feb 2016 --- ANVISA, Brazil’s national Health Surveillance Agency, has approved for sale its product, ZeaONE Zeaxanthin - a naturally sourced dietary free-form of zeaxanthin from marigolds. 

DSM Launches New Platform to Support Consumer Digestive Health

09 Dec 2015 --- DSM Nutritional Products launches its new health benefit platform, ‘Improve your digestion’, which provides a unique range of solutions for creating customized products to support different requirements for digestive health. Digestive health is a growing concern globally, with around 33% of global consumers experiencing some type of gastrointestinal issues.  

DSM and Bricker Labs Celebrate at Best of Supplement Awards

10 Nov 2015 --- Bricker Labs’ OptiFlow, featuring DSM’s Fruitflow and resVida, has been honored in the Best of Supplement Awards (BOSA) 2015.

KEY INTERVIEW: DSM Explores Innovative Ingredients for “Hungry-for-Health Consumers”

04 Nov 2015 --- 03 Nov 2015 DSM has seen solid sales in 2014, with a 12% increase and 3% volume growth. Nutrition made up a good amount of this, with a growth of 3%, driven by 5% volume growth.

DSM Science and Technology Award Europe 2015 For Research Into Role of Vitamins in Human Gut Health

26 Oct 2015 --- The Science and Technology Award Europe is part of DSM’s Bright Science Awards program, which is designed to nurture, recognize, and reward excellence in fields of key interest to DSM: health, nutrition and materials. DSM has been presenting these awards for more than 25 years, and the Science and Technology Awards now span three continents, honoring bright young scientists in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

DSM Marks World Osteoporosis Day As Official Nutrition Supporter

21 Oct 2015 --- DSM is celebrating World Osteoporosis Day today 20 October 2015, by highlighting the importance of vitamin D in improving bone mineral density through calcium absorption and deposition. Marking the start of a year-long campaign, DSM is an official nutrition supporter as part of its longstanding partnership with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). This has included support of IOF’s research on vitamin D status in both the developing and industrialized world, which concluded that more than one third of the entire global population is showing insufficient levels of vitamin D.

DSM Highlights Bread Making Opportunities at AACC International

19 Oct 2015 --- DSM is to highlight its recent product development BakeZyme Go Pure at its booth #628 at AACC International, a glucose oxidase originating from Penicillium chrysogenum which is used for functional oxidation in bread making. The second technical bulletin on this recent innovation will also be launched at the show.

DSM Brings Consumer-Orientated Solutions to CPhI

14 Oct 2015 --- At this year’s CPhI, DSM is to showcase its range of API-certified products for the pharmaceutical industry and discuss how it helps its customers in the field get to market faster, with the support of its regulatory, scientific and quality expertise. DSM will also present its vast portfolio of solutions that support its customers in the dietary supplements market to meet the latest consumer trends, including products made from natural ingredients that are backed by science.

DSM Receives European Responsible Care Award From CEFIC

13 Oct 2015 --- DSM has been selected as the winner of the environment category at this year’s CEFIC European Responsible Care Awards. The award recognizes DSM’s success in implementing a sustainability program at its Dalry facility located on the west coast of Scotland, which is the only producer of vitamin C in the Western world and also manufactures vitamin B5.