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Volume 7, Issue 17

Monday, 26 March 2012

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Market intelligence and innovations in healthy ingredients, nutritional products, functional foods & nutraceuticals
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Business & Market Intelligence ............................................................................................................................... 2 Consumer & Market Trends and Market Size.......................................................................................................... 5 Latest Market Research Reports ............................................................................................................................. 8 Innovations, IP, New Products, Product Failures & Related News ........................................................................ 10 Regulations, Labelling, Health Claims & Food Safety ........................................................................................... 15 Nutrition, Diets, Health Benefits & Related Research............................................................................................ 17 Reviews, Comments, and Opinions ...................................................................................................................... 17 Publications in the digital format (e-magazines) .................................................................................................... 19 Webinars Worldwide.............................................................................................................................................. 20 Conferences & Meetings Worldwide ..................................................................................................................... 20 Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................. 22 Subscription Conditions ......................................................................................................................................... 22 Subscription & Contact Information ....................................................................................................................... 22

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Business & Market Intelligence


Glencore to buy Viterra for $6.2 billion Viterra Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to be acquired by Glencore International PLC for C$6.1 billion (US$6.2 billion), ending a sale process that started two weeks ago and triggered a surge in the Canadian grain-handler's stock. Switzerland-based Glencore, one of the world's largest commodities traders, has agreed to pay C$16.25 a share. Viterra's stock was trading at C$10.98 on March 8, the day before it first disclosed it had been approached by potential buyers. Some shareholders have suggested the stock is worth around C$19 because of the scarcity value of its grain-handling network. In Toronto Tuesday, Viterra was recently trading at C$15.92, down 0.3% on the day. Viterra operates grain-marketing and distribution businesses across Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and China. It controls 45% of the grain trade in Canada, the world's sixth largest exporter, and has a large operation in Australia, the third-largest grainexporting country. Read Australias dairy farmers vote to lift the Dairy Service Levy rate by 10 per cent Dairy farmers have given Dairy Australia a mandate to continue providing vital services to their industry with the vote. The levy funds a range of industry services including on-farm research and development into pasture productivity, cow productivity, management of grains and farm systems. Other services include industry protection and promotion, issues management, market analysis, health and nutrition research and initiatives to attract, retain and develop people across the supply chain. The results of Dairy Poll 2012 were announced in Melbourne earlier today and show 60.13 per cent of the total votes validly cast were in favour of an increase in the Dairy Service Levy with 54.05 per cent of votes for a lift of 10 per cent and 6.08 per cent of votes in favour of a 15 per cent increase, while 39.87 per cent voted for the no levy option....... Read Chinese Juice Maker Huiyuan to Enter Wine Business China's largest juice maker, Beijing Huiyuan Juice Drinks Food Co Ltd announced on Monday that it will invest 500 million yuan ($79.15 million) to enter the grape wine business. According to a report on the news portal Hexun.com, Huiyuan will first invest 200 million yuan to grow 333 hectares of grapes in Liuhe county, Jilin province, which is expected to produce 3000 tons of grape wine. The company will establish a modern agricultural industrial park including a "chateau" for tourists, The second phase of the project is to produce 10,000 tons of grape juice a year. The total output value of Huiyuan's grape and juice business is expected to reach 600 million yuan, the report said Read Nestl Strengthens Research and Development for Fast-Growing Markets in Asia Nestl is strengthening its global research programme by expanding its research and development centre in Singapore. The centre, which serves fast-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region, leads Nestls expertise in micronutrient fortification and Popularly Positioned Products (PPPs). PPPs are food and beverages that provide nutritional value at an affordable cost, in an appropriate size, for lower income consumers. Those developed by the companys experts in Singapore include Maggi Masala-ae-Magic, a spice mix for consumers
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in India fortified with iron, iodine, and vitamin A, and iron-fortified Maggi Sajian Leluarga noodles for families in Malaysia. Nestls investment of almost $4.3 million (5.5 million Singapore dollars) in the centre will support product development in a number of categories including culinary, malt beverages and coffee mixes Read Unilever Launches New Open Innovation Initiative Unilever's Open Innovation team launched a new online platform which offers experts the opportunity to help the company find some of the technical solutions it needs to achieve its ambition of doubling the size of its business while reducing its environmental impact. The global consumer goods manufacturer has extended its collaborative approach with partners to help it deliver a range of important innovation projects which support the company's sustainable growth strategy. The details of a range of research projects have been published online to invite potential collaborators to work with Unilever's Research & Development team to design the innovation breakthroughs which will create a better future for its consumers, the environment, its business and its partners Read Sara Lee Corporation Unveils New Name for Coffee & Tea Business As Sara Lee Corporation becomes two publicly-held, pure-play companies, the company has announced that its International Coffee and Tea company will be named D.E Master Blenders 1753. D.E Master Blenders 1753 is operating across Europe, Brazil, Australia and Thailand under leading brands such as Douwe Egberts, Senseo, L'OR EspressO, Marcilla, Pilo, Moccona, Pickwick and Hornimans. "With a brand that is beloved worldwide and has been for centuries, this new name and brand identity is the logical next step in our strategy," said Michiel Herkemij, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Sara Lee International Beverage Read Kraft Foods proposes Mondelz International, Inc. as new name for global snacks company North American grocery company to retain iconic Kraft Foods Name. Kraft Foods Inc., has announced that its corporate name for the global snacks company will be Mondelz International, Inc. (pronounced mohn-dah-LEEZ'). The newly coined word is meant to evoke the idea of delicious world, as "Monde" derives from the Latin word for "world" and "delez" is a fanciful expression of "delicious," Kraft says in a press release. And, International is mean to capture the global nature of the business. As previously announced, Kraft Foods is dividing to create two public companies before the end of 2012 a global snacks business and a North American grocery business. The North American grocery company will become Kraft Foods Group, Inc., retaining the Kraft brand for its corporate identity and as the brand for many of its consumer products. Read Probi signs agreement with Indian probiotic leader Probi has signed a distribution agreement with USV Limited, a leading Indian Pharmaceutical company. USV will launch Vibact IBS based on the probiotic formulation Probi Digestis, in Q4 2012 in the growing Indian market. Probi has signed a distribution agreement with USV Limited, a leading Indian Pharmaceutical company. USV will launch Vibact IBS based on the probiotic formulation Probi Digestis, in Q4 2012 in the growing Indian market. The agreement reinforces and strengthens Probi's existing presence in the large Indian market Read

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Top 500 U.S. Chains Sales Rebound 3.4% in 2011 Renewed consumer spending helped improve performance for the 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains that recorded an estimated $242 billion in sales last year, up more than $8 billion over 2010, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report (2011). In total, the top 10 fastest-growing chains sales accounted for $8.2 billion, a 22% increase over 2010. Among limited-service restaurants, growth came from the coffee and tea, other sandwich and Mexican categories with Starbucks, Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill posting 2011 estimated sales growth of 7.5%, 7.5% and 23.4%, respectively. McDonalds, the largest U.S. restaurant chain, boosted sales 5.5% in 2011, with total annual sales of $34.2 billion. Subway continues as the second-largest restaurant chain in the U.S., followed by Starbucks, Wendys and Burger King. Limited-service restaurants saw a sales increase of 3.7%. Bakery caf chains, which grew 7.1%, represented another limited-service subsegment with aboveaverage sales growth....... Read Symrise Flavor Sales Up 2% in 2011 Symrise AG reported an increase in business in 2011 despite the economic slowdown and the burden of increased raw material prices. The company increased sales by 2% to 1.584 billion, reflecting both the more cautious market environment and selective portfolio streamlining by discontinuing less profitable business. Symrise saw above-average growth in business with global customers, where sales rose by 7%. Activities in Emerging Markets contributed 46% of sales in 2011. The Flavor & Nutrition division increased revenues 2% from 767.4 million in 2010 to 782.2 million in the 2011 financial year. This represents a 3% increase at local currency. The division benefitted above all from its business expansion and its strong position with global customers. Read Dairy Queen Expanding Business To China International Dairy Queen Inc., the ice-cream maker owned by Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), plans to expand in China and Thailand to take advantage of opportunities in developing countries. Our strategy for international development is emerging markets, and Asia has been a focal point, Chief Executive Officer John Gainor, 55, said in a phone interview. Dairy Queen is customizing its menu based on the taste profile of consumers in each country, he said...... Read Danone keeps eye firmly on Russia and US growth Danone has reaffirmed that the US and Russia are the "two key geographies" for the group this year. Russia was one of three markets, including southern Europe and the US, in which Danone's fresh dairy business struggled in 2011. But since its merge with Unimilk in 2010, the firm has been busy reshaping the business, including a portfolio revamp, new management and the disposal of unprofitable lines. Co-chief operating officer Emmanuel Faber told the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London that Danone was "delivering against our targets" in Russia Read Avantium, Danone partner for bio-based plastic Avantium announced its second major partnership for its YXY technology to produce PEF bottles. Danone Research and Avantium have entered into a Joint Development Agreement for the development of PEF bottles for Danone, number two worldwide in bottled water business. The agreement forms another cornerstone of Avantiums commercialization
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strategy to further co-develop the YXY technology for producing PEF bottles. The agreement with Danone Research is a fantastic step forward on our path to commercialize PEF bottles, says Avantiums CEO Tom van Aken. Today, Danone Research is at the forefront in contributing to the development of next generation bio-based plastic bottle. Our YXY solution for the packaging industry creates a new bio-sourced material delivering superior functional properties versus conventional PET technology (for example light weighting potential, barrier and thermal properties)....... Read Fonterra's new dairy farms mark a fresh start in China The Hangu dairy farm was all that remained from the ruins of Fonterra's NZ$200 million investment in China after its state-owned partner Sanlu collapsed in 2008 following revelations that its baby formula was contaminated by the chemical compound melamine. The farm, on brown fields northeast of Beijing, is now the breeding ground for a new international investment strategy by the New Zealand company, the world's biggest dairy exporter. Post-melamine, Fonterra is building and operating its own large-scale dairy farms overseas, so it can be certain of the quality of the dairy products it sells. "There were 21 companies in China that had melamine in their milk. One company chose to do something about it," Fonterra's China president Phillip Turner told Reuters. Read Sales rise while profits dip for General Mills Sales increased 13% in the third quarter for General Mills, Inc. behind Yoplait volume while earnings attributable to the company dipped 0.2% as input cost inflation affected results negatively. Third-quarter earnings attributable to General Mills were $391.5 million, equal to 61c per share on the common stock, which compared with $392.1 million, or 61c per share, in the previous years third quarter. Net sales for the quarter ended Feb. 26 were $4,120 million, which compared with $3,646.2 million in the previous years third quarter. Price realization and mix contributed three points of net sales growth, and pound volume contributed 10 points, including 13 points of pound volume growth from the Yoplait acquisition. Minneapolis-based General Mills in July of 2011 announced it had completed the acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands from PAI Partners and Sodiaal in a transaction valued at about $1.2 billion Read

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Consumer & Market Trends and Market Size


U.S. Supplements Usage Ticks Up to 69% Sixty-nine percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplementsa percentage that has trended steadily upward over the last several years. The number comes courtesy of the Council for Responsible Nutritions (CRN) annual survey, sponsored by CRN and conducted online by Ipsos Public Affairs between August 25 to 29, 2011, on 2,015 adults ages 18 and over. Compared to the 69% of adults who in 2011 said they used supplements, 66% did in 2010, 65% in 2009, and 64% in 2008. Consumer confidence in the safety, quality, and efficacy of

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supplements is also rising, with 84% of adults saying they are confident, compared to 82% who said the same in 2010 and 84% who did in 2009. Read U.S. carbonated drinks consumption fell faster in 2011 U.S. carbonated soft drink consumption fell faster last year as strength in energy drinks failed to offset weakness in traditional sodas from Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc, according to a leading beverage industry newsletter. Total sales volume of soda fell about 1 percent in 2011 to 9.27 billion cases, according to Beverage Digest, about the same level it was in 1996. Sales volume fell 0.5 percent in 2010. Excluding energy drinks such as Red Bull and Rockstar, soda volume was down 1.5 percent last year, Beverage Digest said. "Carbonated soft drinks, while still the biggest category, are playing a declining role in Americans' beverage consumption," the newsletter said on Tuesday. Soda sales in the United States grew about 3 percent annually throughout most of the 1990s but began to slow in 1999. Sales have been in decline since 2005 as increasingly health-conscious consumers turn to options they see as healthier, such as bottled water, juice and tea. Read Greek yogurt sales double in the U.S. According to a Chicago Tribune article, in 2011, Greek yogurt accounted for 20% of total yogurt sales, reports market researcher SymphonyIRI, and 15% of volume sales. In each of the past three years, sales of Greek yogurt have leaped more than 100%, while traditional yogurt has experienced single-digit growth, according to consumer data tracker Nielsen. Industry observers credit Greek yogurts tart flavor and creamy texture for wooing consumers from traditional varieties. Greek yogurt also has better nutritional values, with more protein, less fat, and sometimes more calcium and less sugar. But Greek yogurt is more expensive, typically 3050 cents more for a single-serve container. Berlin, N.Y.-based Chobani is the leading branded yogurt product by dollar sales, with 13.5% of the market, up from a 2% share in 2009. Chobanis sales rose 144% over the past 52 weeks to $626 million Read One-Third Of Daily Calories in Are From Junk Food (US) Americans are addicted to snacking. Thats the bottom line from a new government report looking at the snacking habits of more than 5,000 adults aged 20 and older. Researchers with the USDAs Food Surveys Research Group interviewed the participants as part of an ongoing national survey called What We Eat in America. The results from those surveys are reported in two-year intervals. The survey found that a sizable chunk of our daily calories come from serial snacking during the day, mostly on processed junk food high in fat and added sugars. This is not to say that all snacking is bad. For older adults who may not be getting adequate amounts of protein and nutrients in their diet, nutritious snacks can play an important role in making sure they eat enough healthy food, studies of people 65 and older have shown. However, for overweight adults for whom salty, sugary junk food is their dietary downfall, switching out those empty calories for more nutritious choices like fresh fruit is an easy way to cut back on calories while increasing important nutrients Read Rabobank dairy market update suggests downward pressure for dairy prices Key highlights: The opening months of 2012 saw international dairy prices fall between 3% to 8% across the complex, extending the run of gradual price softening to a year. Unusually good weather across most regions exacerbated the impact of high farmgate milk prices, driving supply growth too fast for battered western consumers to soak up, even with support from solid international demand.
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Q2 is likely to see further downward pressure on world prices. Expected declines in farmgate prices will come too late to slow production growth much through the Northern Hemisphere spring. And demand will remain compromised by weak underlying economic conditions and only modest price relief for consumers. Fundamentals should begin to rebalance as we progress through 2H, though there is a risk of only weak price support at that stage given the prospect of significant stock accumulation in coming months if we have a strong Northern Hemisphere supply peak. . Pdf, 5 pages.. Read Dairy product prices fall on GlobaDairyTrade PRICES of dairy products had their biggest fall in eight months on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade platform. The GDT-TWI Price Index fell 4.5 per cent compared to the last sale two weeks ago amid concern demand for commodities may be slowing with China's growth outlook. The average winning price declined to $US3396 ($NZ4,111) a metric tonne, the lowest since August 2010. Read Germany and Ireland lead dip in EU milk prices European Union milk prices started 2012 on a weak footing, falling for a second successive month, and with international markets signalling that the decline has further to go. Milk prices averaged E34.37 per 100 kilogrammes in January, 1.0% lower than a month before, European Commission data showed. The decline was particularly marked in Germany, where prices tumbled 5.5% to E33.75 per 100kg, losing nearly all their gains of the previous year, and in Ireland, where values fell 5.0% to a six-month low of E33.48 per 10kg Read Study finds 37% of Omega 3 Supplement Users Don't Want Fish A recent survey conducted by Discovery Research Group, in partnership with Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US, revealed that nearly four out of ten consumers who want to take an omega 3 supplement are looking for an alternative to fish oil. The survey went out to a panel of consumers who take a multi-vitamin or other nutritional supplement and indicated that they were interested in health and wellness and fitness. A total of 37% of participants consider themselves someone who wants to take or currently takes an omega 3 supplement, but would rather take something other than fish oil as an Omega 3 supplement. When asked why they do not want to take fish oil, the most common reasons given were: bad taste, bad aftertaste, fishy burps, bad smell, and large capsule size. With 70% growth in Krill Oil in 2011, compared to 6% growth in fish oil supplements, krill is delivering on an unmet need in the market. What we see is that Krill supplements are expanding the omega 3 category.".. Read Bell survey suggests salty snacks could be the next big thing for breakfast It might not be as explicit as potato chips, pretzels and a glass of orange juice, but if a new report by BellFlavorsandFragrances is to be believed, salty snacks at breakfast could be the next big thing. The company, which is celebrating 100 years in 2012, offered a forecast for the snacks industry citing data from Mintel. Moreover, Bell claims that the most important meal of the day is the next frontier for the category. Nutritionists strongly advocate that people start their morning with breakfast to help fuel their activities throughout the day, it explains. The problem is that in many households there simply is not the time for a sitdown breakfast. With this in mind, any salty snack manufacturer that could tap into consumers desire to eat a reasonably healthy breakfast each day would stand out from the competition. The report also predicted an increase in popcorn (filing) and beef jerky (high in
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protein) being marketed as meal replacements. Other potential growth areas include individual serving sizes of snacks sold with a single serving of dip or salsa; more better-foryou snacks marketed to schools; and pop corn that helps consumers replicate the movie theater experience in their living room. Read Sustainable packaging is the next hot food industry trend The future of food products is looking less boxy, as more packaged-food makers opt for pouches and squeeze packs to deliver their products. A recent Los Angeles Times article reported that the Campbell Soup Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. are introducing pouched products this year to save on packaging and shipping costs. While pouches may save some pennies and help companies appeal to millennials, the dirty secret is that pouches sacrifice sustainability. Here's why: To give pouched products a longer shelf life, the packaging film is layered with structures that cannot be separated or recycled. Campbell's soup cans and Heinz ketchup bottles could be recycled; the new pouched products will now end up in a landfill Read 'Free-from' food market soars in value to 238bn as over half of all Brits claim to have food intolerances For so many years, specialist dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free were considered fun-free too. The 'free-from' market was a niche area, with products like wheat-free bread of glutenfree flour only available from the most rarefied healthfood shops or specialist outlets. Now though, so many Brits claim to have a food intolerance or allergy that the market for special foods to help sufferers has become one of the fastest growing in the UK..... Read

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Latest Market Research Reports


Title Sports Nutrition in China Beijing Competitor Sports Technology Joint Stock Co Ltd ranks first in the sports nutrition category, with a share of almost 50% in value terms in 2011, followed by Guangzhou By-health Biological Engineering Co Ltd, with a share of 27%, and Shenzhen UN Sports Nutrition Co Ltd, with a share of nearly 10%. Rapid expansion in the mass market and the outstanding performance of new distribution channels in terms of value sales, such as internet retailing, consolidated Competitors leading position in the domestic sports nutrition market. Read Price EUR 600 Publisher Euromonitor

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Sports Nutrition in Canada EUR 600 A survey by Health Canada in 2010 found that 18% of Canadians aged 18 and over were considered obese. This survey was self-reported, but it points to a growing trend among Canadian consumers regarding obesity. With the number of health risk factors associated with being overweight it is unsurprising that an increasing number of Canadians are looking to improve their overall health by losing weight and gaining muscle mass. Additionally, industry sources indicate that many older men are turning towards sport nutrition products for their general daily nutrient intake. Read Nutraceuticals Market in India 2012 Predominantly vitamins and minerals derived from oral pills were used for curing certain diseases and ailments. People today are becoming more prone to consume immunity enhancing food supplements and wellness related products. This is promoting the growth of the industry with players diversifying into production of various new varieties of products. Further assistance from the government and increasing demand from consumers will fuel growth in this market. Read Strategic Analysis of the Asia-Pacific Probiotic Cultures Market Probiotics are a single or mixed culture of live microbes, which when administered in adequate amounts improve the indigenous microflora of the host. Probiotic cultures are fortified in foods. They are mainly consumed as a part of dairy foods and beverages like fermented milk drinks and yogurt. Probiotics create an intestinal balance by boosting the immune system or killing the pathogens in the intestine and forming colonies in the intestinal microflora. The strict regulations for the health claims of probiotics is the key market entry barrier. Read UKP 430

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Energy Foods and Drinks: Global Markets USD 4850 The global revenue from energy foods and drinks reached $115.9 billion in 2010 and $123.3 billion in 2011. It is expected to grow to $168.3 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4%. The energy foods segment reached $69.2 billion in 2010 and $72.3 billion in 2011. It is expected to grow to $89.1 billion by 2016, a CAGR of 4.3%. The energy drinks segment reached $46.6 billion in 2010 and nearly $51.0 billion in 2011. It is expected to grow to $79.2 billion by 2016, a CAGR of 9.2%....... Read

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Nutraceuticals Product Market: Global Market Size, Segment And Country Analysis And Forecasts (20072017) The North America and Asia Pacific nutraceutical market is expected to have a market share of 39.2% and 30.4% in 2017. The dietary supplement market will be fastest growing market during 2012 2017 as it helps in improving the body ability to heal and protect itself. The Asia Pacific Nutraceutical product market is an emerging market in dietary supplements and functional food segment. Japan is the largest consumer of nutraceuticals. China is second largest consumers of nutraceutical product as people are more conscious about their food habits and they have the largest population in the world. The functional food market in India is expected to have the moderate growing rate as compared to dietary supplement in the region. The functional food and beverage market in India is expected to have 70.74% as compared to the dietary supplement in 2017 Read

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Innovations, IP, New Products, Product Failures & Related News


MADE Drinks Launches Charleys Milk sports beverage The creamy, delicious beverage that your Mom always told you to drink, could be the best thing you consume after a workout. More and more health experts are touting the benefits of chocolate milk after exercise because of its perfect protein, carbohydrate ratio. Now in response to consumers who are demanding chocolate milk on-the-go, comes a new brand and product from MADE Drinks Company. Charleys Premium Milk, a RTD shelf-stable flavored milk, will hit convenience store shelves this month, to satisfy adults looking for chocolate milk as a recovery drink or just good old-fashioned refreshment. It is packaged in 14 oz bottles and is available in both Chocolate and Strawberry. We heard from distributors who are seeing grab-n-go chocolate milk growing as an adult beverage option. says Charley Snell, founder MADE Drinks Company. The category is seeing a boost and we already pack our beverages at a Grade A Dairy, so milk was a perfect line extension for our company... Read Pyure Brands Launches Pyure Energy Shots Pyure Brands, LLC, a leading supplier of organic stevia extracts and retail products is proud to release the first sugar-free, artificial ingredient free certified organic energy shot. Every day, millions of Americans turn to coffee and artificially sweetened energy drinks to help them keep pace in an increasingly hectic world. Although increasingly popular, energy shots have given little to the end user
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save a few hour long caffeine buzz, and a lighter wallet. Pyure Brands Pyure Energy offers those seeking a lift a truly healthy, organic certified alternative. Benjamin Fleischer, CEO & Founder of Pyure Brands, LLC had this to say about the new addition to the Pyure Brands Product Line: This is the worlds first sugar-free Organic approved energy shot offering a full serving of fruits and vegetables. A lot of research, ingenuity, and thought have gone into creating Pyure Energy. Everyone knows about the perceived benefits of energy shotsbut I wanted to give people something that they could use and not question, whats in this stuff?! There is nothing artificial in this bottle. Not only does it meet your daily requirement of certain vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, and immunity enhancing phytochemicals, its refreshing and thirst-quenching. Read Beverage in self-chilling can introduced West Coast Chill Pure Energy Drink and the Chill Can utilizing the Microcool technology debuted at the Hotelympia Show in London on February 26, 2012. Hotelympia is one of Europes largest exhibition shows for the foodservice and hospitality industries. CEO, Mitchell J. Joseph and VP of Operations Scott Berger showcased the Worlds First Self-Chilling Beverage Can West Coast Chill Pure Energy Drink. The exhibition played host to thousands of attendees each day from all corners of Europe. Attendees of the trade show were astonished at the groundbreaking technology they witnessed. Self-Chilling cans were demonstrated throughout each day. Show attendees were amazed that in 3 minutes a can went from room temperature down to a cold delicious drink. Attendees witnessed that the can stayed colder longer in comparison to a conventional refrigerated can. Read Starbucks to Roll Out Energy Drinks in US Starbucks Coffee Company has announced plans for a global entry into the energy category with Starbucks Refreshers beverages making Starbucks the first to bring green coffee extract innovation to customers on a global scale. Starbucks Refreshers beverages are a breakthrough innovation that deliver thirst-quenching refreshment from real fruit juice and a boost of natural energy from a new source, green coffee extract. The new beverage platform gives the company an opportunity to introduce a completely new offering globally yet another proof point of how Starbucks is executing its growth strategy. The energy category is the fastest growing category within measured CPG channels at $8 billion, up 16 percent over the last year. The launch of Starbucks Refreshers beverages continues to support our growth strategy to innovate with new products, enter new categories, and expand into new channels of distribution.. Read TCBY launches pre-packaged frozen yogurt TCBY, The Country's Best Yogurt and frozen yogurt pioneer, has announced a licensing partnership with Spring Creek Holdings for a new line of pre-packaged frozen yogurt, "TCBYGrocery", to be sold at approximately 10,000 stores nationwide including national brands like Wal-Mart and Super Target, and regional brands such as A&P, Stop N Shop, Food Lion and Giant. Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, owner of both TCBY and Mrs. Fields Cookies, and one of
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America's most recognizable food-related brands, has a solid history of licensing agreements within the grocery market. Chief Executive Officer. "Consumers express the need for a variety of healthy indulgences when visiting their local grocery stores, and as the frozen yogurt category leader, increasing our footprint in grocery brings TCBY into the home. Having an established licensing partner in the food service industry such as Spring Creek Holdings, reaffirms our category leadership and benefits the brand and our franchise base." Read Puratos Creates Guar Gum Replacement Technology as Material Prices Continue to Rise Puratos have developed a new method for replacing guar gum from recipes, either partially or completely. Their new technology can be applied in various applications; Puratos claim it can help with customised ingredient solutions adapted to application, recipe and process conditions. Over recent weeks, due to an increase in demand in other industries, the market price of guar gum has been rising. Hydrocolloid News say that prices as high as 15/kg (US$19.80/kg) have been reported in recent weeks, due to its increased use amongst a range of industries. Guar Gum undergoing a surge in demand due to its use in the oilfield hydraulic fracking process. Read Drink Chia! Omega-3 Superfood Drink Debuts in New England Developed by a trio of health-conscious entrepreneurs in search of an alternative to sugary sports drinks laden with artificial ingredients, Drink Chia! is an all-natural and great-tasting beverage with only 40 calories and 4 grams of sugar per 8-ounce bottle. The drink is infused with whole, soft, organic chia seeds, rich with omega-3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants and Bcomplex vitamins. There are currently four delicious flavors; Strawberry Citrus, Honeysuckle Pear, Mango Tangerine, and B Meyer Lemon. From moms on-the-go to professional athletes, Drink Chia! is perfect for those who choose to shake up their lives by maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. It promotes sustained hydration and endurance, without the peaks and valleys associated with highsugar and artificial energy boosters Read New Yoplait Greek Coconut and Cherry Pomegranate Multipacks According to a recent survey, winter blues have hit their peak for the majority of Americans by March, with nearly half (43 percent) saying they feel cooped up during the winter months because they cant spend as much time outside. Short of booking a last minute vacation to the nearest island retreat, many may be asking how they can make it to the summer months. Fortunately, people dont have to practice arctic-style sunbathing to combat their cold weather cabin fever. Yoplait Greeks inspired new flavors, Coconut and Cherry Pomegranate, offer a delicious tropical escape in a convenient 4-pack. The delectable and fresh tropical flavors, combined with the thick and creamy texture of Yoplait Greek provide an indulgent and satisfying snacking experience. Yoplait Greek is also a healthy choice with two times the protein of regular yogurt* and only 110 calories per 4 oz. cup. Thats good news, since nearly a third (31 percent) of those surveyed said they would like to eat or drink something tropical to escape the winter doldrums... Read

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Unilever launches easy to mix baking liquid Unilever has made the first addition to its UK baking brand Stork since its inception. Stork Easy to Mix Baking Liquid is a liquid format of the product, available in a 500ml bottle format. This is the first extension to the Stork brand since its original launch in 1920. The new line is similar to the Flora Cuisine cooking aid that Unilever launched in the UK last year. Unilever said the liquid form of Stork would provide an "easy-to-use format, saving time and effort when baking as it is quicker to blend". "Baking products have been increasing their value share of the total butters and spreads category since 2008, largely driven by the recent trend for home-baking," said Jolanda Wells, assistant brand manager for Stork...... Read

Nature Valley launches high protein bar line Nature Valley, which pioneered the granola bar category more than 35 years ago, has launched a line of high protein bars featuring 10g of protein per serving. Extending its family of great tasting, nature-inspired granola bars, Nature Valleyis unveiling its latest product innovation that makes adding protein to ones diet as simple as a stroll down the granola aisle. Nature ValleyProtein Bars, now available at retail, are a 100 percent natural source of energy complete with 10 grams of protein from all-natural ingredients including roasted peanuts with almonds or creamy peanut butter and decadent dark chocolate flavor in every bite. With five grams of fiber and less than 200 calories, the bars are an approachable source of protein and energy for any time of day. Read 10 organic and sustainable standouts from Expo West 2012 What's hot in organic and sustainable foods? Big ideals meet big flavors in these top 10 products, from chia drinks to salsa, sampled at Natural Products Expo West 2012.. Read

Special K Introduces Granola Bars Providing an On-the-go Snack As warmer weather approaches, shedding layers of clothing can mean cutting back on favorite snacks and making healthier choices for weight management. But this spring, there's a new choice in grocery aisles that doesn't involve sacrificing taste to look and feel good Kellogg's Special K Granola Bars. "Getting ready for spring and summer shouldn't be a chore," said Mary Bush, brand director for Kellogg Wholesome Snacks. "With these new granola bars, we're making it easier for our consumers to choose a delicious, on-the-go option that will support their weight management goals." Available in two delicious flavors Dark Chocolate and Chocolatey Peanut Butter the bars offer those managing their weight the chance to indulge with not only the
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lower calories and fat people have come to expect from Special K, but also positive nutrition benefits. With 3g of fat and 110 calories, the Special K Granola Bar contains 4g of fiber and 4g of protein. Read Ahiflower Oil for Vegan Omega-3 Natures Crops International (Winston-Salem, NC) has unveiled Ahiflower Oil, a sustainable, non-GMO, and vegan source of omega-3 stearidonic acid (SDA). Ahiflower Oil is derived from the seeds of Buglossoides arvensis, a plant that the company says is one of the worlds richest known plant sources of omega-3 SDA..... Read Hain Celestial gears up to launch new products The products, which were on display at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, include additions to the company's Arrowhead Mills, Celestial Seasonings, Earth's Best, Health Valley, Imagine, MaraNatha and Spectrum Essentials brands. Highlights of Hain Celestial's product offerings included: From Arrowhead Mills: organic gluten-free sprouted corn flakes made with sprouted corn, brown rice and sorghum; gluten-free quinoa Rice & Shine hot cereal made with a unique combination of quinoa flakes blended with organic brown rice grits; and Arrowhead Mills sweet potato pancake and waffle mix; From Earth's Best: Earth's Best organic fruit and grain puree pouches in pear apricot barley, apple peach oatmeal, banana raspberry brown rice and plum apple kamut; Earth's Best organic Greek yogurt smoothie in banana, cherry and apple flavors; Earth's Best organic wholesome grains jarred baby food in banana apricot barley yogurt, blueberry banana brown rice yogurt and apple peach oatmeal yogurt; Earth's Best Crunchin' Crackers and Crunchin Crackers Veggie and Earth's Best organic Happy Snax in apple cinnamon and graham flavors and Happy Snax whole grain cereal snacks; MaraNatha: all-natural coconut butter; and Spectrum Essentials: ground chia seed. .. Read Functional milk products and method for making United States Patent 8,133,522 The present invention relates to functional milk products containing gum acacia as a fiber source and organoleptic attribute enhancer without any discernable after taste. The preferred milk used in the practice of this invention is super-skimmed milk that has had essentially all of the fats removed via ultra-centrifugation or reconstituted non-fat dried milk prepared from the super-skimmed milk. The gum acacia is used in amounts sufficient to provide a good source of dietary fiber without adversely affecting the organoleptic properties of the milk. Flavorants, vitamins and/or minerals may be added to the functional milk product for special consumer products. Read Delivery of active agents using a chocolate vehicle United States Patent 8,133,523 This invention provides edible compositions comprising pharmaceutically or nutraceutically active agents in particulate form homogeneously dispersed in a fat matrix, such as chocolate or chocolate compound coating Read

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Production of stabilized whole grain wheat flour and products thereof United States Patent 8,133,527 A stabilized bran component and a stabilized whole grain wheat flour containing the component are produced by subjecting a bran-enriched coarse fraction which contains bran, germ and starch to grinding or milling to reduce grittiness of the coarse fraction without substantially damaging the starch due to abrasion. The coarse fraction may be stabilized by heating to substantially reduce the lipase and lipoxygenase activity of the coarse fraction without substantial gelatinization of the starch. High levels of natural antioxidants and vitamins are retained while avoiding substantial acrylamide formation during the stabilization.. Read
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Regulations, Labelling, Health Claims & Food Safety


Jamba Juices 'All Natural' Claims for ascorbic acid challenged Jamba Juice's "all natural" claims were questioned in a class action lawsuit filed on March 12, 2012, in the Northern District Court of California. Plaintiff Kevin Anderson alleged Jamba Juice's at-home smoothie kits are not "all natural" as claimed on the packaging because they contain processed, synthetic and/or non-natural ingredients, such as ascorbic acid, citric acid, xanthan gum and steviol glycosides. "When bigger companies like Jamba Juice get sued, it puts everyone on notice," said attorney Justin J. Prochnow, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, who is not affiliated with this case, but has experience representing natural product companies in court . "This case has a big implication for supplements and beverages in particular because they are targeting common ingredients that are found in a lot of products, especially the ascorbic acid and citric acid. A lot of the all natural cases up until now have targeting preservatives and ingredients that many people would say are clearly not natural." Read FDA Cracks Down on Melatonin-Brownie Maker FDA has censured another maker of melatonin-containing food products. Last July, the agency sent a warning letter to melatonin-brownie maker Lazy Larry. The agency has now posted a warning letter it sent in December to a company called Revolt Distribution Inc., stating that the companys Wownie Relaxation Brownie and Slowtivate Relaxation Drink are conventional foods, not dietary supplements, and are therefore prohibited from including melatonin, an unapproved, non-GRAS-sanctioned additive for food. The agency pointed out that the melatonin-containing products are packaged and marketed to appear to be conventional food Read Which? Calls for UK Government to Do More for Public Health A new Which? survey shows that people dont think the Government is doing enough for public health. Just 28 per cent of people are satisfied that it is taking enough action to help people eat healthily. One year on from the launch of the Responsibility Deal, Which? does not believe that the current approach is good enough to tackle the challenges we are facing. They believe there has to be a radical change of pace that tackles the barriers to healthier eating in a more meaningful way Read

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Australian Governments dietary guidelines criticised by growers of oilseeds and healthy oils Australian growers who supply product for oils made from olive, canola, sunflower and soybean have criticised the latest Australian government health recommendations on dietary guidelines for oils and fats. The draft Australian Dietary Guidelines and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, developed by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) which is the Federal governments peak body for developing health advice for Australians, were revised for the first time in eight years in December 2011. The revised draft guidelines recommended that the well-known healthier oils, and products using these healthy oils, be nevertheless used in small amounts. The Australian growers say the health benefits of these oils have been understated in these official guidelines.. Read New Zealand due to make decision on folic acid in flour Health groups in Australia will be watching with interest to see if New Zealand buckles under recent pressures to implement mandatory addition of folic acid to flour products. Australia agreed to the mandatory fortification of flour using folic acid through an amendment to the Food Standards Code in September 2009. However, despite being regulated by the same code, the New Zealand Government opted out at the time, officially deferring commencement of mandatory fortification until 31 May 2012. US-based organization, the Flour Fortification Initiative (FFI), is one of several organizations keen to see New Zealand implement mandatory fortification this time around. The FFI comprises a number of companies that have vested interests in advocating for the mandatory introduction of various additives to flour around the world. Some of its members have recently been discussing ways to convince the New Zealand Government to adopt mandatory fortification Read EU Lawmakers pave way for 222 food health claims MEPs have upheld plans to create a fixed number of standardised nutritional claims on food and beverages, paving the way for 222 claims such as "low fat" or "reduced cholesterol" to be carried on food packaging. The European Parliaments Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee rejected by a 15-vote margin a resolution opposing the EUs proposed list of health claims. The vote paves the way for all health claims not approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to be removed from the market under the EUs nutrition regulation. All 27 EU countries are obliged to follow the rules. Industry and consumer groups hailed the vote to uphold the permitted health claims...... Read 39 complaints. 0 actions: UK health claims enforcement is a mockery, study finds The UKs 220 Trading Standards (TS) agencies are failing to take action against products making spurious health claims, a local charity has found after testing the system..... Read
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Nutrition, Diets, Health Benefits & Related Research


Blueberries and apples tied to lower diabetes risk Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some research has tentatively tied to heath benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or cancer. "People who ate a higher amount of blueberries or apples, they tended to have a low risk of type 2 diabetes," said An Pan, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health who worked on the study. The findings show an association, he added, but don't prove the fruits, themselves, prevent diabetes.. Read Green tea can beat bad breath, cancer Green tea's status as a superfood is growing gradually, as a new study has claimed that drinking the beverage could help you fight bad breath and even mouth cancer. The study by a team from Israel's Institute of Technology found that antioxidants found in the tea, called polyphenols, destroy a number of compounds in the mouth that can lead to bad breath, tooth decay and even mouth cancer. The new findings will add to green tea's status as one of nature's so-called "superfoods" , the Daily Mail reported . Past studies have suggested that green tea helps prevent cancer and heart disease and lower cholesterol - and even ward off Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.. Read Food Allergic Infants More Likely to Have Vitamin D Insufficiency Vitamin D insufficiency at age 1 year was associated with a nearly fourfold increased prevalence of a food allergy in a case-control study of 269 children. The finding appears consistent with prior reports that linked the prevalence of food allergies to the latitude gradients for where people lived, Dr. Katrina J. Allen and her associates reported in a poster at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The study involved 5,276 12-month old infants from the Melbourne area enrolled in the Health Nuts population-based study. All infants had skin prick tests to egg white, peanut, and sesame; 1,005 developed at least a 1 mm wheal to at least one of these foods. Read
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Reviews, Comments, and Opinions


Moo-ve over Milk: Plant Alternatives Primed to Benefit from Protein Supplement Demand As consumer demand for protein continues to surge and more categories seek to incorporate the popular ingredient, a growing number of alternative sources are reaching the market. Euromonitor International examines the rise of animal protein alternatives and their potential impact on the consumer health market. Despite Siberian temperatures this winter, protein is basking in a warm glow of international publicity, which has catapulted it to the forefront of the supplement world recently. In February, The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) published its recommended intake value for protein. The agency's figure of 0.8 grams per kilogram per day is pegged to body weight. Given the average weights of consumers in developed countries, these guidelines could represent significant increases over the current 2000-calorie diet recommendations. For American males over 20, with an average weight of 194 pounds according to the most recent figures from the US Centers for
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Disease Control, the EFSA recommended intake would be 71 grams, a full 31% more than the current 54 grams recommended for a 2000-calorie diet. Read UN Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food In this report, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolution 13/4, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food addresses the links between health and malnutrition. In the report, he shows why undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency and overnutrition are different dimensions of malnutrition that must be addressed together through a life-course approach. Existing food systems have failed to address hunger, and at the same time encourage diets that are a source of overweight and obesity that cause even more deaths worldwide than does underweight. A transition towards sustainable diets will succeed only by supporting diverse farming systems that ensure that adequate diets are accessible to all, that simultaneously support the livelihoods of poor farmers and that are ecologically sustainable.pdf, 22 pages Read Water scarcity threatens food security Water scarcity is challenging food security in the Asia-Pacific region as demand for food surges with growing population while production is hindered by ever scarcer water resources, a senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official said as the World Water Day falls on Thursday. Food production has to increase by 60 percent globally by 2050 when the world population is expected to reach 9 billion. The Asia- Pacific region has little potential for water resources with about 78 percent of water supply already being used for irrigation, said Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO assistant director-general and regional representative for the Asia-Pacific region. Nearly 600 million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region where food prices are twice as high as a decade ago. Food prices will continue to increase in the next ten years Read The chia craze Many people in the UK won't have heard of the chia seed, but if regulators give their backing this US superfood craze could be on the way. Goji berries, kombucha, wheatgrass, acai berries. It seems rarely a year passes without at least one new health-food frenzy. Everything from handfuls of strange seeds to bacteria-infested yoghurts to espresso-style shots of odd-tasting green juices are touted as a shortcut to wellbeing. Chia will soon be joining the list. So what exactly is it? Chia, or Salvia hispanica L, is a member of the mint family from Mexico and South America. The flowering plant can sprout in a matter of days, but chia's appeal is in the nutritional punch of its tiny seeds. With more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, a wealth of antioxidants and minerals, a complete source of protein and more fibre than flax seed, the seeds have been dubbed a "dieter's dream", "the running food", "a miracle", and "the ultimate super food", by advocates and athletes....... Read

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The Philippine market for dairy products The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and has a population of over 93 million. The country is almost completely dependent on imports of all dairy commodities. Domestic milk is used only for ready-to-drink milk. Traditional Philippine cuisine does not have any place for dairy products. Despite this, dairy consumption has grown, encouraged by Government policies. Milk powders are largely used for reconstitution as ready-to-drink milk (either fresh or UHT). The major players in the market are Fonterra Philippines, Alaska Milk Corporation (USA), Nestle and Snow Mountain Corporation. The country has an import requirement of around 180,000 tonnes of milk powders. SMP accounts for around 110,000 tonnes while WMP imports and whey combined make up around 70,000 tonnes. Milk Powders (SMP, WMP, Whey and Buttermilk powder) constitute about 79% of total imports. New Zealand is the largest supplier to the market, accounting for 36% of imports. This is followed by the United States at 25%, Australia at 11% and Malaysia at 6%. Australia and New Zealand have tariff free access due to a free trade agreement. Read

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Publications in the digital format (e-magazines)


If you have a decent Internet connection, digital editions of magazines are worth browsing as these are not only interactive but also sources of new information, new products and ingredients advertised by market leaders. Asia Food Journal March/April 2012 In this Issue SPECIAL REPORT - Stevia Wonder - The recent approval of zero-calorie sweetener stevia by the European Union is accelerating the entry of healthy products into the market. Healthy Indulgence - Create chocolate products with healthy ingredients such as dietary fiber and cranberries. Cocoa Trends - cocoa is poised to become important in functional and healthier food products. Making Sweets - Quality and low cost of ownership are making depositing an attractive method to producing confectionery products. PROCESSING - Enforcing Security, Use technology to track products against food scandals and threats of bioterrorism. . Read In this Issue Eat. Drink. Dairy. - New foods and beverages from Ciao Bella, Coach Farm, Kraft, Saint Benoit Creamery and others. As the World Churns - Four ice cream processors follow their own path to success. We speak with Philip R's, Salt & Straw, Velvet and Mikawaya.
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Cheese Show Preview - What to see and do at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee, Wis., April 10-12. Newsline - Customers Get the Nutrition Message; Rabobank's Global Forecast Ingredients - Working with Super Fruits Trends in Coffee, Tea Packaging for Dairy Foods Mixers and Blenders . Read

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