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DSM completes acquisition of Glycom

02-04-2020

Royal DSM has announced the completion of its acquisition of Glycom, a supplier of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). As a provider to the early life nutrition and dietary supplement industries, DSM has in its portfolio solutions such as nutritional lipids, vitamins and custom nutrient premixes. The acquisition of Glycom further affirms …

Scientific claims key to standing out in supplement markets, says Wellmune

02-04-2020

Scientific claims can help manufacturers create supplements consumer value, with nearly four in 10 more likely to buy products backed by credible data, research has found. A report from Kerry, makers of immune health ingredient Wellmune, noted that consumers of healthy lifestyle products have more choice than ever. It revealed that the growing …

Olive lead extract helps halt viral lifecycle

01-04-2020

In vitro studies demonstrate Isenolic’s potent inhibition effect over viral activity. Pharmactive has launched its non-GMO olive leaf extract, Olea europaea L, marketed under the brand Isenolic, and grown under controlled conditions in the Mediterranean. The extract is standardised to ≥4% elenolic acid by HPLC. Elenolic acid has been …

Editor’s pickNEC and Kagome to provide AI-enabled services that improve tomato yields

31-03-2020

NEC Corporation has inked a strategic partnership agreement with Kagome to launch agricultural management support services utilising artificial intelligence (AI) for tomato processing companies. The new service leverages on NEC’s AI-enabled agricultural information and communications technology (ICT), CropScope, to visualize tomato growth …

Smart packaging enhances food safety and security

27-03-2020

StePac’s modified atmosphere packaging promotes fresh food safety and security during COVID-19 outbreak. The European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) called on the European Commission on Mar 20 to recognise packaging as an essential component in maintaining the flow of product groups that the Commission has …

Probi and Viva5 announce joint venture to address growing market segments

26-03-2020

Swedish probiotic provide Probi has entered a strategic joint venture with Viva5 Group, a health and wellness company based in the US. The joint venture VivaPro is aimed at addressing the global market in probiotic related business areas, and will focus on exploring, researching and co-developing products in probiotic related market segments …

Flexicon introduces ultra-high capacity bulk bag filling system

26-03-2020

A new sanitary bulk bag filling system from Flexicon features dual Swing-Down fillers fed by high capacity weigh hoppers, achieving fill rates of up to 40 bulk bags per hour. The filler design simultaneously lowers and pivots each fill head into a vertically-oriented position that places the inflatable spout connection collar, inflator button, …