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Arla Foods Ingredients tips high-protein iced tea as next big beverage trend

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Arla Foods Ingredients has identified high-protein iced tea as the next big trend in beverages. Demand for functional / fortified beverages is increasing rapidly. In...

The rising demand for immunity boosting drinks as a result of COVID-19

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Paul Gurnell, general manager at Purearth, offers his thoughts on how functional, immunity boosting drinks can become a way of life for consumers. Even before...

New CBD proposals ‘would undermine public trust in supplement safety’, NPA warns

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The Natural Products Association (NPA) has rejected new legislation introduced in the US House that would allow CBD products to be used in dietary supplements.  

Purearth reports 254% sales increase during pandemic

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UK-based water kefir, organic juices and shots brand has reported a 254% sales increase since the beginning go the Covid-19 pandemic, with overall order numbers up 320% year-on-year.

Free From Functional & Health Ingredients postponed to 15-16 June 2021

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The organisers of the Free From Functional & Health Ingredients (FFFHI) and Free From Expo Packaging (FFEP) have confirmed that the events, which were...

Crash chorus: Lycored invites industry to sing together for Heart and Soil Day

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Carotenoid-based wellness specialist Lycored is inviting the nutrition industry to join together in an online choir.

FDA ‘needs to do its job and regulate CBD’, NPA warns

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The Natural Products Association has stepped up its criticism of the Food and Drug Administration over its failure to date to set out clear safety standards for CBD products. 

Leading probiotic secures health claims in Australia and NZ

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Australian and New Zealand food regulators have published a range of digestive health claims for the Kerry-owned probiotic GanedenBC30.

Arla Foods Ingredients launches its first organic ingredient

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As demand grows from manufacturers for organic, natural and functional protein products, Arla Foods Ingredients has launched what it says is the first organic micellar casein isolate.

New probiotics guidelines ‘ignore scientific advice’, NPA warns

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New advice from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) that people suffering common digestive conditions should consider stopping using probiotics “ignores scientific evidence, a leading US trade body says. 

Love Hemp reports 107% increase in online sales during Covid crisis

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London-based CBD brand, Love Hemp reports “surging” online sales during the global COVID-19 pandemic – up 107% from January-May 2020.

Global cannabis drinks sales soar in Covid crisis, with sales set to hit $1.82bn...

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The global cannabis drinks market will be worth US$1.82 billion by the end of 2020, growing to US$5.8 billion by 2024.

Yemoja kicks off industrial scale microalgae production with minimal footprint

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Tel Hai, Israel-based marine ingredient start-up Yemoja, has opened the doors of its new plant dedicated to the production of high value microalga

Brain, eye and skin health are the top benefits sought by Thais

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Demanding lifestyles combined with early signs of ageing is often the trigger for Thai consumers to proactively start shopping for health and nutrition products, says market intelligence agency Mintel. 

Cambridge Commodities appoints Simon Mortimer as new sales director

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Global ingredient supplier, Cambridge Commodities, has appointed Simon Mortimer as new sales director.