Probiotic supplements target Chinese consumers
27-Jun-2008 By Shane Starling
A Chinese probiotics specialist is hoping to tap China's burgeoning
middle class by inking a deal that will see its specialist
probiotic strains used in a range of dietary supplements.
Indian backing for Sabinsa resveratrol research
28-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
Sabinsa is looking to bringing innovation to its resveratrol manufacturing capabilities after receiving a grant from the Indian government to move ahead with two new pilot trails for both nutrition and cosmetic products.
Syngenta to establish research base in China
17-Apr-2008 By Jess Halliday
Swiss biotech Syngenta is investing US$65m in the construction of a
new biotech centre in China for to evaluate genetically-modified
and native traits in soy and corn.
Supplements can help cut 3.5m infant deaths, report finds
18-Jan-2008 By Alex McNally
Vitamin A supplementation, zinc fortification and improved breast
feeding could help save the lives of 3.5 million children who die
from undernutrition, a major study on infant nutrition has found.
Health-conscious Asia delivers for Ocean Spray ingredients
07-Dec-2007 By Jess Halliday
Ocean Spray has reported huge growth in sales of cranberry
ingredients to the Asia-Pacific market in the past 12 months, as
health-conscious are tuning in to the red berry's health benefits.
Inulin, FOS and GOS assessed in Australia, NZ
21-Nov-2007 By Laura Crowley
Regulations concerning the addition of inulin, fructo
oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) to foods,
both as a nutritive substance and as a sweetener, are being
considered in Australia and New Zealand.
Indian herbs offer natural antioxidant alternatives
17-Oct-2007 By staff reporter
Traditional herbal medicines from India may also offer a novel
source of antioxidants for the food industry for boosting both the
shelf-life and nutritional content of food, according to a new
Is Asia the future for phytochemical research?
21-Sep-2007 By Alex McNally
The future of research into the ability of phytochemicals to treat
modern disease lies in Asia because of restrictive laws and
"cynicism", a UK based research company has said.
Australia, NZ putting final touches to health, nutrition claims
04-Apr-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is ironing out the
creases before finalising its proposed health and nutrition claims
standard with nutrient profiling and percentage daily intakes up
China pushes oligosaccharide use
14-Dec-2006 By Dominique Patton
China wants to boost consumption of the gut healthy carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, including the ingredient in next year's public health improvement programme.
Australian dairy rolls out 'healthy' milk in China
07-Dec-2006 By Dominique Patton
Australian dairy company Montec has started the rollout across
China of its 'healthier' milk, hoping to appeal to the Chinese
awareness of food's nutritional qualities.
Japan's elderly create market for special foods
19-Oct-2006 By Dominique Patton
Foodmakers offering products designed specifically for the elderly
should look at exporting to Japan, a market with one of the fastest
growing elderly populations, says the Australian export agency
China to set standards for burgeoning colostrum market
12-Oct-2006 By Dominique Patton
Chinese regulators are developing standards for bovine colostrum,
the first milk from cows that has a growing following as a health
product among Chinese consumers.
McDonalds New Zealand adopts new nutritional labelling
03-Oct-2006 By James Knowles
McDonalds New Zealand announced last week its intention to increase
nutritional labeling with percentage daily intake (%DI), following
a similar announcement by McDonalds Australia.
Star fruit may offer cheap source of antioxidants
14-Mar-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Residues from star fruit, a waste product from the juicing process,
is a rich source of extractable antioxidants, says research from
Cabbage cure for bird flu?
Researchers in South Korea claim that the country's spicy fermented
cabbage dish, kimchi, could help to cure bird flu, the avian
disease which has ravaged poultry stocks across Asia and killed
nearly 50 humans since 2003.
New Zealand study proves dairy benefits
An international clinical study funded by New Zealand dairy giant
Fonterra is said to have proved that dairy products
prevent major childhood diseases such as diarrhoea and pneumonia.