keyboard_arrow_upReduce your risk of diabetes with these easy lifestyle changes
keyboard_arrow_downReduce your risk of diabetes with these easy lifestyle changes

It’s human nature to believe that you’re the exception – that something bad won’t happen to you. Like diabetes. Unfortunately, this chronic condition is on the rise, especially in South Africa. Last year there were over 1.82 million cases of diabetes in South African adults. That’s 5.4 per cent of the country’s adult population. Right […]

keyboard_arrow_upPersonalised nutrition is no longer just a future dream
keyboard_arrow_downPersonalised nutrition is no longer just a future dream

Invited by the industry network foodRegio e.V., more than 150 participants from all over Europe attended the Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit in Luebeck in September to discuss both opportunities and challenges and gain insight from leading experts in the field. According to the speakers, personalisation is not just one of many options, it’s the central […]

keyboard_arrow_upSustainable Omega 3 consumption set to increase
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable Omega 3 consumption set to increase

The size of the global omega 3 supplement industry has grown enormously in recent years. Evidence from the market shows more and more consumers worldwide are demanding fish oils and nutrients, which are not only healthy and of high quality, but are also respectful of the marine environment. After decades of campaigns by environmental activists […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe effects of drought on macadamia nut quality
keyboard_arrow_downThe effects of drought on macadamia nut quality

Macadamia farmers understand risk better than anyone else. The potential impact of uncontrollable risks like weather conditions on the quality of their harvest can keep any farmer up at night. Drought, for one, can cripple an industry, setting back annual harvesting targets and affecting crop yield and quality. Two years ago, macadamia nut producing regions […]

keyboard_arrow_upIshida’s technology ensures premium food production
keyboard_arrow_downIshida’s technology ensures premium food production

Brand building can take years for a food manufacturer and a single quality issue can have damaging effects on how a brand or product is perceived in the market. Investing in appropriate inspection and detection technology is a sure solution to mitigate quality risks.

keyboard_arrow_upLove Beets drives growth of the superfood one beet at a time
keyboard_arrow_downLove Beets drives growth of the superfood one beet at a time

Nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices remain at the heart of global conversations. These topics have seen various types of research conducted around them with the sole aim of finding the most effective way to create healthy food and beverages for consumers. At the forefront of this is the rise in interest and popularity of beetroot.

keyboard_arrow_upThe empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy
keyboard_arrow_downThe empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy

From humble beginnings to an export powerhouse, the South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide. Despite the setback of the recent drought, reports from the 2018 World Nut and Dried Fruit Conference signal a strong growth trajectory for this flourishing local industry, which has an estimated yield of 53 500 […]

keyboard_arrow_upDuPont celebrates World Oceans Day
keyboard_arrow_downDuPont celebrates World Oceans Day

As one of the world’s largest buyers of seaweed, DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont N&H) works to ensure its products are produced in ways that protect the ecosystems and communities in which the business operates. To mark World Oceans Day, DuPont N&H today announced a unique new seaweed program that will guide seaweed farmers and […]

keyboard_arrow_upFitchef’s 21-day challenge
keyboard_arrow_downFitchef’s 21-day challenge

There are many options but Fitchef’s famous 21-day kit contains 54 meals + 44 smoothies to kick start your journey. Fitchef has entered the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upFrustration over EU regulatory framework
keyboard_arrow_downFrustration over EU regulatory framework

The number of nutrition industry professionals who find the EU regulatory framework unhelpful has risen sharply over the past year. One in three industry professionals surveyed by the organisers of Vitafoods Europe said the current EU regulatory environment is unhelpful, up from 25 per cent at the start of 2017. Although 34 per cent find […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe broadest cultures offer for plant-based food and beverages
keyboard_arrow_downThe broadest cultures offer for plant-based food and beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health announces its Danisco VEGE Cultures, a new portfolio of cultures specially formulated for the plant-based fermented products market.

keyboard_arrow_upInnovations in heart health and Vitamin C take centre stage
keyboard_arrow_downInnovations in heart health and Vitamin C take centre stage

Natural ingredients with proven benefits for cardiovascular wellbeing is a major focus for Naturex at Vitafoods Europe 2018. The company highlighted Sweoat™ Brans, a new oat beta glucan-based solution that delivers a range of EFSA-approved heart health benefits. The company also showcased Naturex’s Aronox® aronia berry extract, shown to improve several biomarkers for cardiovascular health […]

keyboard_arrow_upDuPont Nutrition and Health applauds USDA carrageenan decision
keyboard_arrow_downDuPont Nutrition and Health applauds USDA carrageenan decision

DuPont Nutrition & Health and a broad coalition of scientists, dietitians, food producers, environmentalists, seaweed farmers and consumers applaud the decision by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support carrageenan for continued use in U.S. organic foods.

keyboard_arrow_upNew research reveals role of tomato and rosemary for eye health
keyboard_arrow_downNew research reveals role of tomato and rosemary for eye health

Lycored, an international wellness company at the forefront of ingredient and nutrition supplements, announced the publication of its pre-clinical results in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Molecular Vision. Within the paper, scientists unearth the powerful biological synergy that exists between the ingredients found in LycoInvision, Lycored’s Nutrient Complex for Vision Health.

keyboard_arrow_upPrinciples before profit drives vegetarian meat alternatives brand
keyboard_arrow_downPrinciples before profit drives vegetarian meat alternatives brand

From humble beginnings, making vegetarian sausages and burger patties in their family kitchen, The Fry Family Food Co.’s range of vegetarian meat alternatives has garnered international success whilst sticking to the values on which it was established 26 years ago.

keyboard_arrow_upHealth properties of pea protein
keyboard_arrow_downHealth properties of pea protein

Pea protein has no effect on oestrogen. It doesn’t contain phytoestrogens, which can increase or decrease hormone oestrogen in humans.

keyboard_arrow_upLandmark study suggests cranberries can decrease use of antibiotics
keyboard_arrow_downLandmark study suggests cranberries can decrease use of antibiotics

Leading experts on infectious disease and urinary tract infections (UTIs) will gather in London to discuss the alarming state of antibiotic resistance, and to present findings from a landmark study that conclusively shows that cranberries can be a nutritional approach to reducing symptomatic UTIs.

keyboard_arrow_upVitafoods Europe breaks visitor records
keyboard_arrow_downVitafoods Europe breaks visitor records

Vitafoods Europe 2016 welcomed a total of 17 666 visitors through its doors – an increase of 13 per cent over last year.

keyboard_arrow_upHealthy ageing solutions
keyboard_arrow_downHealthy ageing solutions

With populations ageing in virtually every nation across the globe, consumer demand for solutions that can tackle age-related conditions such as sarcopenia (muscle loss) is growing at an impressive rate. Globally, the number of people aged 60 and older is growing faster than any other age group. It is estimated that by 2050, more than one in five people will be at least 60 years old.

keyboard_arrow_upTapping into sports and fitness nutrition
keyboard_arrow_downTapping into sports and fitness nutrition

The sports & fitness nutrition market is expected to reach US 67 billion by 2017. In this White Paper, Ganeden unpacks research which demonstrates its GanedenBC30 probiotic (Bacillus coagulants GBI-30, 6086) supports protein absorption.

keyboard_arrow_upHealth under the spotlight at Vitafoods Europe
keyboard_arrow_downHealth under the spotlight at Vitafoods Europe

Results from four major EU-funded nutrition projects exploring weight management, heart disease and healthy ageing are to be revealed at this year’s Vitafoods Europe Conference.

keyboard_arrow_upMondeléz encourages mindful snacking
keyboard_arrow_downMondeléz encourages mindful snacking

How and what people choose to eat is influenced by trends happening all over the world today: a growing awareness of well-being, changing family structures, and the scarcity of time.  As people’s lives become increasingly busier, they have limited time to prepare regularly scheduled meals.  This shift has led to eating habits evolving, with snacking becoming a way to eat for many – be it for fuel, a nutritional boost, and midday hunger relief or simply for a sweet treat to enjoy. 

keyboard_arrow_upReal Foods acquire Kauai
keyboard_arrow_downReal Foods acquire Kauai

In its determination to inspire a ‘real food’ revolution in South Africa, Real Foods, a multi-brand food group with unmatched dedication to healthy and natural food, innovation, social responsibility and integrity, announced the acquisition of South Africa’s number one healthy quick service restaurant group, Kauai, on 5 May 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upAllergen-free products launched
keyboard_arrow_downAllergen-free products launched

Life Bake is a proudly South African company specialising in grain-free baked goods, offering a choice of wholesome, healthy foods created to cater for those consumers suffering from food allergies.

keyboard_arrow_upMayonnaise gets a healthy make-over
keyboard_arrow_downMayonnaise gets a healthy make-over

With the new B-well Creamy Gourmet and B-well Original Tangy mayonnaises, B-well now offers increasingly busy consumers canola mayonnaises that not only taste great, but also deliver on health.

keyboard_arrow_upA world first for healthy comfort food
keyboard_arrow_downA world first for healthy comfort food

A team of food developers and branding experts have created a healthy alternative for one of the world’s most loved meals – pizza. It will be competing with other food and beverage products in the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upReduction in industry’s salt use could save South African lives
keyboard_arrow_downReduction in industry’s salt use could save South African lives

The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa hosted a Salt Summit in partnership with Unilever on 13 March at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg with the aim of starting a dialogue to educate consumers on the dangers of salt.

keyboard_arrow_upClick on health
keyboard_arrow_downClick on health

Clicks have made it easier to have a beach body with its new healthy snacking range. Smartbites are handy portion-controlled packages, containing less than 400kj per portion.

keyboard_arrow_upDrink to your health
keyboard_arrow_downDrink to your health

Ingredients supplier Naturex has developed a range of drinkable dietary supplement concepts that offer great taste, naturalness and efficacy, as well as the potential for strong branding and communication.

keyboard_arrow_upRed meat’s message benefits industry
keyboard_arrow_downRed meat’s message benefits industry

It’s time to halt the widely held mistaken belief that red meat is dangerous. The recently published Red Meat in Nutrition and Health could generate some life-saving marketing messages for the local red meat industry.