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

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. 

Salutivia launches new NPD food and nutrition laboratory

21 Sep 2017 --- Food ingredient and supplement distribution company Salutivia has announced the launch of its new laboratory, based in Redditch in the UK and dedicated to driving new product development (NPD) in support of customer projects. The new laboratory is capable of making finished consumer concepts incorporating ingredients from its supplier partners.

ADM to explore personalized nutrition with Mayo Clinic

20 Sep 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic in the field of personalized nutrition. The company will work with Mayo’s Microbiome Program, led by Dr. Heidi Nelson, to investigate microbial solutions to improve health and wellness, initially focusing on the maintenance of healthy body weight.

Naturex signs distribution agreement with MycoTechnology for shiitake mushroom protein

19 Sep 2017 --- Naturex has signed a global distribution agreement via its Open Innovation program (Ingenium) with Colorado-based start-up MycoTechnology for its PureTaste, a shiitake mushroom plant protein with nine essential and 11 non-essential amino acids.

Fat-regulating enzyme could hold key to preventing cancer, diabetes and other diseases

18 Sep 2017 --- Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the US have found that getting rid of the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase can increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, inflammation and other medical issues. Their findings were published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry last month.

Mazza announces expansion of extraction capabilities

13 Sep 2017 --- Canadian manufacturer Mazza Innovation Ltd. has announced that it is introducing toll-drying services for its customers’ extracts, and more than doubling its extraction capabilities through the construction of a second extractor processing unit. The news comes as the company announces that it has raised Can$2.8 million (US$2.3 million) from existing and new shareholders to fund an expansion of operations at its Delta, BC, Canada PhytoClean extraction facility.

Fermentalg joins DIC to create natural food colorings as it announces half-year results

12 Sep 2017 --- Fermentalg, a French company providing microalgae products for nutrition and health, and DIC Corporation, a Japanese company in the global chemicals industry, have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement. The agreement was revealed as Fermentalg announced its 2017 half-year financial report, which shows a slowdown in cash expenditure that is in line with forecasts, and comes on the back of controlled spending, notably through cuts in administrative costs (primarily fees), as the Group prepares for its future industrial deployment.

DSM to hike prices of its Fortitech Premixes by 10 percent

12 Sep 2017 --- DSM has announced that it will increase prices for Fortitech Premixes by an average of 10 percent across all regions with immediate effect. Existing contracts and commitments will not be affected, the company’s press release adds.

Lallemand Health Solutions’ probiotic production facilities receive GMP certification

08 Sep 2017 --- Lallemand Health Solutions in Canada is breaking new ground in probiotic production quality standards as both of its plants in Montreal and Mirabel have successfully passed the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Quality Systems Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audit, becoming the first probiotic production facilities to receive this quality certificate.

TH True Herbal superfood beverages launched in Vietnam

07 Sep 2017 --- TH Group, in cooperation with NIZO, has launched its TH True Herbal superfood beverages in Vietnam, following the success of the products in the US. The beverages will arrive on the shelves of all major Vietnamese supermarkets this year. Three of the five beverages – lime, passion fruit and blackberry – were launched in Vietnam on 20 August. 

Evolva to reduce staff numbers as part of “major restructuring”

01 Sep 2017 --- Specialty natural ingredients company Evolva has given details of the next phase of its corporate evolution, which includes moneysaving measures, considerable growth of revenues, commercial collaborations as well as a reduction of its staff numbers from 178 to approximately 100.

Consuming protein throughout the day improves muscle strength in seniors

31 Aug 2017 --- Spreading the intake of protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly. Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems, and eating enough protein is one way to remedy it. These are the findings of a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université de Montréal.

CJ CheilJedang makes “meaningful” acquisition of Brazil’s SPC producer Selecta

31 Aug 2017 --- South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corp plans to expand its portfolio now that it has acquired a 90 percent stake in Brazilian soy protein maker Selecta, one of the world’s largest producers of soy protein concentrate (SPC), which is used to produce animal feed. The sale was done for 450 million reais (US$143 million), according to a Reuters report.

Trends and opportunities in the enzymes space

28 Aug 2017 --- As the uses of enzymes become increasingly varied, it is always interesting to find out the exciting places the market for the crucial catalysts is going. Today, in the first part of a special report, NutritionInsight looks at the latest market opportunities and consumer trends in the world of enzymes.

Vitafoods Asia 2017: Healthy aging, digestive health and personalized nutrition top of mind

28 Aug 2017 --- Healthy aging, digestive health and personalized nutrition will be key areas of focus at this year’s Vitafoods Asia, the event’s organizer, Informa Exhibitions, has announced. During Asia’s only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages and dietary supplement industries, held on 5 and 6 September, industry experts will uncover the latest innovations and key developments that will impact industry and product development at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Rimfrost’s petition success could put Aker’s US krill oil patents back in play

24 Aug 2017 --- Norwegian biotechnology company Rimfrost AS, supplier Rimfrost Sublime krill oil, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued four decisions finding that a reasonable likelihood exists that every claim of two patents owned to Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS are unpatentable. “We are gratified that the US Patent Office has instituted Inter Partes Review proceedings of the Aker patents,” says Rimfrost owner Stig Remøy. “It confirms Rimfrost’s longstanding belief that the Aker patents are not valid and should have never been issued in the first place.”

Allergy sufferers get boost as cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explained

21 Aug 2017 --- The fight against allergies has received some good news as researchers have identified, for the first time, the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits. Their work has shown that these sources contain allergens belonging to a new family of proteins involved in pollen food associated syndrome.

DuPont expands US probiotics pilot facility to improve NPD, delivery times

18 Aug 2017 --- DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has announced a “substantial upgrade” to its probiotics pilot facility in Madison, Wisconsin, US. The new enhancements will increase its capability for rapidly developing and commercializing new probiotics with decreased time to market. The US$10 million investment allows for increased pace of new product development and significantly improved delivery times on pilot material for clinical trials and customer evaluations, according to DuPont.

Energy-dense foods may increase post-menopausal cancer risk

17 Aug 2017 --- A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has revealed a link between high dietary energy density in food and obesity-related cancer in normal weight post-menopausal women.
Current research shows that an estimated 30 percent of cancers could be prevented through nutritional modifications.

Midnight snacking could make sunbathing more dangerous, says study

16 Aug 2017 --- Eating a midnight snack might make sunbathing the next day more dangerous, according to new research. A study in mice from the O'Donnell Brain Institute and University of California (UC) Irvine in the US shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the effectiveness during the daytime of an enzyme that protects against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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