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Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

By Shane Starling

Probiotics are best known for their digestive health benefits, but research is pointing to benefits in unexpected areas. Shane Starling met with Yakult’s Netherlands-based science manager, Dr Jia Zhao, after she spoke at a recent conference on functional...

Health claim dossiers cost €5m, says DSM

Health claim dossiers cost €5m, says DSM

By Shane Starling from Amsterdam

DSM’s human nutrition corporate scientist, Wim Saris, spoke with Shane Starling recently after chairing a weight management and satiety conference in Amsterdam. He voiced his concern about spiralling health claim costs muzzling innovation.

What labelling scheme(s) should Europe allow?

Dispatches from FDF labelling debate

What labelling scheme(s) should Europe allow?

Debate is heating up about the best way to present nutrition information on food labels throughout the EU as lawmakers hammer out the details of new legislation. The Food and Drink Federation gives a view from industry.

Can the carton contribute to a low carbon economy?

Can the carton contribute to a low carbon economy?

Increasing regulatory and consumer pressure is forcing food and drink processors to reduce the amount of packaging on their products and work towards creating a low carbon economy - can cartons form part of this solution? Jane Byrne reports.