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Probiotic Protein Bar

March 1, 2009: 08:00 AM EST
Max Muscle Sports Nutrition, based in California, is offering a probiotic protein bar, that the company claims is the first of its type in the US. Developed in conjunction with Ganeden Biotech of Ohio, the bar contains the patented GanedenBC30, a form of the strain bacillus coagulans. The company says the strain survives harsh manufacturing processes and remains shelf stable without refrigeration.
"Probiotics Muscle in on Protein Bars", FoodProcessing.com, March 01, 2009, © Food Processing
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Health Claim Rule Threatens Smaller Functional Food Processors

March 1, 2009: 09:18 PM EST
The future of a host of smaller functional foods companies is at risk because the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is too strict over the definition of health claims, says Cantox Health Sciences of Canada. The company says many products contain ingredients with promising benefits, but which cannot be promoted because EFSA rules state that only products with proven effects can be advertised as being healthy. The company says that smaller companies do not have the money to spend on research to prove their claims. About 80 percent of claims put forward to EFSA for approval have been turned down, according to Cantox.
"Claims regime threatens functional sector", Functional Ingredients , March 01, 2009, © Penton Media
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Kraft Partners with Drug Company to Develop Bioactive Food Ingredients

March 1, 2009: 07:38 AM EST
Kraft Foods Global Inc. is teaming up with Minneapolis-based drug company Medisyn Technologies Inc. to develop bioactive ingredients for food. David Land, president of Medisyn, explains the company’s approach: “Rather than going on a fishing expedition, you create a rational approach by identifying a market need and intelligently working toward fulfilling that need.” The aim is to identify the specific properties required, find the compounds with those properties, and then look for sources in nature. He says the result is a significant reduction in development time. Kraft says it underlines its strategy of complementing internal R&D efforts with external collaboration, and alliances like this help it to get to market quicker. Land says that trends show opportunities in fighting weight, diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis and high blood pressure, but it has also been working in areas such as mental health, including anxiety and mental focus.
Diane Toops, "Kraft Foods Global Thinks Outside the Box with Bioactive Ingredients", FoodProcessing.com, March 01, 2009, © Food Processing
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Prevention Trend Key to Future for Antioxidants

March 1, 2009: 05:36 AM EST
Antioxidants and products that promote immune system health as a means of preventing illness and disease are becoming more important as the health care system continues to focus on disease treatment and economic conditions worsen. Antioxidant sales reached more than $3 billion in 2007, continuing their overall growth of around 6 percent, according to Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ). Non-vitamin antioxidants ticked upwards by 11 percent, and antioxidants from fruit and vegetables achieved 21 percent growth. The top five best sellers remained the same as in 2006, with the exception that CoQ10 kicked Vitamin E out of second spot, demoting it to No.3. Traditional antioxidants such as selenium and Vitamins C and E showed low or even negative growth, allowing relative newcomers such as pomegranate, goji and acai to shine. These and other superfruits, with their high levels of anthocyanin, are poised to join carotenoids in the race for supremacy, alongside some tried and true favorites, such as blueberries and cranberries. Fruit and vegetable juice blends are beginning to make their presence felt as companies attempt to combine the best of the trend toward more natural, whole foods. Antioxidants are also finding their way into nutricosmetics (also known as cosmeceuticals), and CoQ10 and resveratrol continue to hold their ground. Food companies are also keeping up with the trend for consumers to want evidence that antioxidants actually work, and to know what the specific benefits are, by turning to clinical studies and scientific tests to back their claims.
Sean Moloughney, "The Evolution of Antioxidants", Nutraceuticals World, March 01, 2009, © Rodman Publishing
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Stevia Processors, Sellers see Much Sweeter Future

March 1, 2009: 04:28 AM EST
Stevia extract Rebaudioside A processors are very optimistic about the industry's future, following GRAS approval by the FDA and expected approval by the European Union. Malaysia's PureCircle is quadrupling the capacity of its stevia extraction plant in China to more than 4,000 tons and doubling its Malaysian plant to 2,000 tons as well as investing in Kenya and Paraguay. GLG is increasing capacity in China from 5,000 tons to 41,000 tons and developing new strains. Merisant of Chicago is banking on its PureVia tabletop sweetener to revive its fortunes. The company says Reb A sales could take up half of the $1.6 billion world sweetener market, compared with 2 percent at the moment.
Richard Clarke, "Reb-A to spark sweetener revolution?", Functional Ingredients, March 01, 2009, © Penton Media, Inc.
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States Win Case against Enviga

February 27, 2009: 04:17 PM EST
A coalition of 27 US states will be paid $650,000 when Coca-Cola, Nestle and Beverage Partnership Worldwide (BPW) settle claims over the marketing of Enviga green tea beverage. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal led the states in an inquiry into claims that the beverage burns extra calories and results in weight loss. The inquiry dismissed the evidence on which the weight-loss claim was based. The companies have also agreed to re-label Enviga and similar beverages to make it clear that weight loss is possible only through diet and exercise.
"Coca-Cola and Nestle to Pay US$650,000 Settlement over Weight-Loss Claims of Green Tea Drink", FLEXNEWS, February 27, 2009, © FLEXNEWS
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Fiber on the Move in US

February 25, 2009: 04:41 PM EST
Fiber is on the move in the US, according to new figures from Datamonitor. The proportion of new products claiming to be high in fiber rose from 5.2 percent in 2006 to 6.3 percent in 2007, says Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics. PepsiCo, Kraft, Campbell Soup, Kellogg, and Dannon are among multinationals launching high-fiber products, ranging from bars, cookies, chips and bread to drinks and yogurt. Some of the products also contain omega-3. While few of these products are making weight-related claims at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before companies start touting grains as a means of helping people to feel full for longer, cutting down the amount they eat.
"Food Makers Pump Up Fiber Contents", QSR Magazine, February 25, 2009, © Journalistic Inc
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Kraft Seeks Quick Route for New Products

February 18, 2009: 08:02 PM EST
Kraft Foods Global Inc is working with pharmaceutical company Medisyn Technologies Inc to identify bioactive compounds that can be incorporated in foods to target specific ailments. The two companies see opportunities in the “big five” health concerns – weight management, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and high blood pressure. Medisyn has also done work in mental health, particularly anxiety, dream state and mental focus. Medisyn’s approach allows it to identify compounds that target the ailments, find them in plants and animals, and develop ways to extract them within 18 months. Kraft’s responsibility is to bring a finished product to market after appropriate trials and regulatory process have been followed.
Diane Toops, "Kraft Foods Global Thinks Outside the Box with Bioactive Ingredients", FoodProcessing.com, February 18, 2009, © Food Processing
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Shelf Tags Provide Nutrition Information

February 1, 2009: 08:21 PM EST
In-store labeling systems that identify healthy products are becoming more popular in supermarket chains across the US. Some groups, such as Ahold USA's Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover, Supervalu, and regional chains Price Chopper and Hy-Vee, are using proprietary systems, others are basing labels on FDA guidelines or ranking developed by private companies in association with researchers. The chains are also using booklets, ceiling banners, promotional messages and websites to promote their schemes. Retailers say the programs promote healthy-eating habits, boost customer loyalty and improve the shopping experience. Some reports indicate sales of labeled items are increasing. Many packaged-food manufacturers are also involved in a national labeling program developed by nonprofit organization The Keystone Centre. Scheduled to launch in summer, the "Smart Choices Program" uses federal government guidelines to identify healthy foods. Participating companies include Kraft Foods, General Mills, ConAgra and Unilever.
"Supermarkets Tag Along on Nutrition", In-Store Marketer, February 01, 2009, © In-Store Marketing Institute
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Kraft Enters Innovation Deal

January 16, 2009: 04:52 PM EST
Kraft Foods Global Inc has teamed with Medisyn Technologies Inc in a bid to stay ahead of the game in innovative functional foods. The research and licensing partnership is expected to enable faster and less costly development of new functional food ingredients, says Medisyn. The arrangement covers "bioactive discovery with development and commercialization milestones, as well as post-commercialization payments”.
Karlene Lukovitz, "Kraft Fast-Forwards Functional Foods", January 16, 2009, © MediaPost Communications
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