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E. coli infections could be reduced with probiotics, show non-human studies

E. coli infections could be reduced with probiotics, show non-human studies

The recent spate of 1000s of E. coli infections – with no known treatment – in Europe that sprang from contaminated vegetables could be reduced in occurrence and severity by probiotics, in vitro trials demonstrate.

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Omega 3 Products See Explosive Growth

Awareness of omega 3 fatty acids as among the most important nutrients for physical and mental health has reached critical mass, according to a new Packaged Facts report titled “Omega-3: Global Product Trends and Opportunities.” Omega 3 Products See Explosive Growth

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‘Functional’ breads not as attractive as direct health benefits, says research

When it comes to bread, products containing ‘functional ingredients’ are less attractive to consumers than those with a clear and direct health benefit, says new research.

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Abbott Helps Moms Deal with Picky Eaters

Providing proper nutrition is one of the most important things moms can do to help kids grow and develop. However, a recent survey by Abbott, the makers of PediaSure nutritional shakes, revealed that getting kids to eat a balanced diet is just as challenging as getting them to do homework. Abbott Helps Moms Deal with Picky Eaters

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Tufts-Harvard study builds vitamin D’s anti-diabetes potential

Daily supplements of vitamin D may boost the function of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, says a new study from Boston-based researchers that supports the potential role of the vitamin for pre-diabetics.

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FDA Seeks Comment on ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling

As awareness of gluten intolerance and sensitivity increases, FDA is looking to define “gluten-free” for labeling food products, including dietary supplements. FDA Seeks Comment on ‘Gluten Free’ Labeling

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Fortitech opens new pre-mix facility in Poland

Danish blends specialist Fortitech has opened a 63,000 square feet facility in Poland as it responds to increased global demand for customised vitamin, mineral and other nutrient blends for food, beverage and pharmaceutical players.

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NAD Suggests Nu Century Modify or Discontinue Certain Claims

The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) has recommended that Nu Century Herbs modify or discontinue certain claims for the company’s Resprin dietary supplement. NAD Suggests Nu Century Modify or Discontinue Certain Claims

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Kraft on positive glycaemic health claim opinion: “We are only halfway through the process”

Kraft Foods Europe is “delighted” to have become only the second company to win an article 13.5 health claim but is focusing now on how the opinion will be viewed by the European Commission and member states.

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U.S .Demand for Cosmeceutical Products to Reach $8.5 Billion by 2015

U.S. demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to increase 6% per year to $8.5 billion in 2015, driven by an aging population seeking to maintain the appearance of youth. U.S .Demand for Cosmeceutical Products to Reach $8.5 Billion by 2015

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