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Health Benefits of Anthocyanins are Getting More Interest

April 8, 2009: 01:25 AM EST
The coloring pigments in plants, anthocyanins, are getting more interest from researchers. Their function is complicated and still uncertain, but they are prized for powers such as enhancement of night vision and for their anticarcinogenic properties. Cardiovascular properties are also likely, while they are associated with improvement in motor and mental ability. Blueberry extracts appeared to reverse age-related deficits in memory and motor functions in rats. One of the big challenges is that they break down when consumed as ordinary foods and companies are working to provide standardized and stable solutions, including InterHealth Neutraceuticals of California and Food Ingredient Solutions, Teterboro NJ.
Sharon Palmer, "Coloring the Anthocyanin Age", Food Product Design, April 08, 2009, © Virgo Publishing
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Edible Adverts Aim to Hit Front Page of Daily Paper

April 8, 2009: 03:44 AM EST
Edible adverts may the next innovation to hit newspapers. Inspired by the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, which featured orange-flavored wallpaper, the new adverts are edible films that can be sealed in a pouch and attached to magazine and newspaper ads. The brainchild of Adnan Zizi, who set up First Flavor with entrepreneur Jay Minkoff, the ads feature flavors such as grape juice, acai-berry juice, lime-spiked rum and baking-soda toothpaste. So far they’ve been used with some success in shops, magazines and direct-mail promotions, and now the company is targeting newspapers. Their aim to hit the front page. This may be a tall order, as newspapers tend to be broad-based, whereas magazines target niche markets. However, First Flavor figures that the declining fortunes of traditional print media in these tough economic times may work in their favor.
"Trading Licks", The Economist, April 08, 2009, © The Economist Newspaper Limited
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Checkout TV Captures Eye of More Shoppers

April 7, 2009: 03:48 AM EST
In-store TV is becoming more effective at influencing shoppers’ future buying intentions, according to research carried out by GfK Custom Research North America. A random exit survey of more than 1,200 shoppers who had watched the Premier Retail Networks' (PRN) program while going through the checkout showed that recall of ad messages was 18 percent up on the previous year. Viewership was up 8.4 percent, approaching the 100 million mark. Sixty percent of those surveyed said they recalled brand messages, with 70 percent of those (42 percent of the survey total) saying "it influenced their intent to buy the product in the future." Richard Fisher, president of PRN worldwide, said the increased viewership and recall was a result of the “evolution of our content strategy”, showing ads “that were contextually relevant to shoppers at that moment”.
"U.S. consumers checking out in-store TV", In-Store News , April 07, 2009, © Centaur Media Plc
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Foods for Moods Likely to Take an Upswing, say Reports

April 5, 2009: 10:00 AM EST
Food and mood will become increasingly linked, according to two recent reports. Mintel defines mood foods as those that “either bring to mind a particular emotion, or foods that have been scientifically shown to exert an impact on behavior”, and says they are an “up and coming” trend. Kline & Company describes them as “foods that uplift mood, boost mental health or improve cognitive function” in a report entitled “Mood-Enhancing Foods and Beverages: The ‘Fun’ in Functional Foods”. A recent conference in the UK studied the effects of nutrients on cognitive development and behavior.
Lorraine Heller, "Mood foods are on the way up, confirms Mintel", NutraIngredients-USA.com, April 05, 2009, © Decision News Media SAS
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Red Meat Shortens Life, Says Large Federal Study

April 5, 2009: 07:37 AM EST
People should avoid eating red meat, including pork, and processed meats, every day, says Barry Popkin, a professor of global nutrition at the University of North Carolina, commenting on a recent federal study that looked at the diets of 500,000 middle-aged and elderly Americans. The study showed that people who eat the equivalent of a small hamburger every day were more than 30 percent more likely to die than others. Dietitians recommend eating more fish and white meat.
Rob Stein, "A DIET TO DIE FOR", WASHINGTON POST, April 05, 2009, © The Buffalo News
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Polyphenols Overrated For Antioxidant Benefits

April 5, 2009: 10:05 AM EST
Polyphenols have no basis as antioxidants and must not be promoted as such in superfruits, according to an analysis on their use. Even worse, claiming that they have such health powers breaks FDA rules. Lack of antioxidant powers extends to dietary flavonoids, although these may affect a variety of cell-signaling pathways, possibly influencing the onset and progression of cancer or cardiovascular diseases.
Paul Gross, "New Roles for Polyphenols", Nutraceuticals World, April 05, 2009, © Nutraceuticals World
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ConAgra Revamps, Relaunches Healthy Choices Product Line

April 3, 2009: 11:56 AM EST
ConAgra Foods has revamped its Healthy Choice range of frozen entrees, including a new range of All Natural Entrees, backed by an advertising campaign fronted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, new packaging and a new-look Web site. As part of the promotion, Healthy Choice and the ConAgra Foods Foundation are donating $250,000 to US hunger-relief organization Feeding America. Carlos Veraza, vice president and general manager frozen, ConAgra Foods, said Healthy Choice aims to provide “food with more positive health benefits and delivering deliciously healthful meals with protein, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients that consumers seek."
"Healthy Choice Reinvents Brand With New Products, A New Look And New Campaign Featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus", Reuters, April 03, 2009, © ConAgra Foods, Inc.
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White Wheat Provides Whole Grains without Sacrificing Texture

April 2, 2009: 07:21 AM EST
ConAgra says it has overcome one of the key barriers to eating more whole grains. Its new Ultragrain Whole Wheat Flour is made from white wheat under a patented process that gives it the texture, appearance and taste of the refined flours people prefer. Previously available only to manufacturers and food service operators, the flour is now being marketed US-wide under the Eagle Mills brand. The flour provides 30 grams of whole grains per serving and has more than four-and-a-half times the fiber of refined white flours, and can be used to replace a portion of the refined white flour in many recipes.
"100% Ultragrain White Whole Wheat Flour Now Available to Consumers", ConAgra Foods, April 02, 2009, © ConAgra Foods, Inc.
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NYC Restaurant Dietitian Boosts Nutritional Value of Dishes

April 2, 2009: 01:21 PM EST
New York City restaurant Rouge Tomate may be pioneering a new trend in fine dining: pairing ingredients that work together to maximize their nutritional impact. Dietitians accept that some things go together, such as iron and vitamin C, or yogurt to help calcium absorption. At Rouge Tomate, nutritionist Natalia Rusin gives dishes the once over, and makes suggestions for added ingredients to boost the nutritional impact. But David R. Jacobs, Jr., a professor of public health with the University of Minnesota, says “there are so many nuances in the way that diet works that it’s hard to know the exact benefits of food pairings”. Nevertheless, the drive to improve the nutritional value of restaurant offerings is a welcome sign.
Gina Pace, "New Approach To Nutrition: Food Pairings", CBSNews.com, April 02, 2009, © CBS Interactive Inc
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Nigerian Fast-Food Outlets Warned to Toe the Line

April 1, 2009: 01:38 PM EST
Fast food outlets in Nigeria have been put on notice that the Federal Government plans to keep a close eye on their activities, with a view to enforcing “existing legislation and codes of practices put in place to check unethical food marketing in the country”. The warnings came at a meeting of the Nigerian Children's Parliament held to mark the 2009 World Consumer Rights Day. Representatives of the First Lady and the Minister of Commerce and Industry expressed concern about the impact of fast food on the population, and the impact of advertising aimed at children’s need to be seen as “sociable”.
Christopher Adedeji, "Nigeria: FG Plans Stringent Monitoring of Fast Foods' Outlets", Daily Independent (Lagos) , April 01, 2009, © Daily Independent
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Probiotics Could Be Used against Human Diseases

April 1, 2009: 09:13 AM EST
Probiotic bacteria could be used against human diseases, say Irish scientists who studied the effects on animals. The researchers studied three animal diseases that had human counterparts - bovine mastitis, porcine salmonellosis and listeriosis in mice (an often fatal form of food poisoning) — using bacteria from human volunteers. In all cases, the animals were significantly protected against infection and the team also successfully treated animals that were already infected.
"Probiotics could treat human diseases, claim scientists", Functional Ingredients Staff, April 01, 2009, © Penton Media
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Atkins Diet Worse than others in Maintenance Phase

April 1, 2009: 08:14 AM EST
The Atkins Diet is tougher on people’s hearts if they stay on it after they have met their weight-loss target, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Principal investigator Dr. Michael Miller, director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, compared the effects of the Ornish, South Beach and Atkins diets on blood vessel dilation and cholesterol levels, and found that Atkins performed the worst on both counts. Atkins Nutritionals' vice president of nutrition and education Colette Heimowitz said the study was too small and the correlations were too weak to allow conclusions to be drawn.
Kathleen Doheny, "Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss", Health Scout, April 01, 2009, © The HealthCentralNetwork, Inc
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Yogurt Proves to be a Flexible Stayer in the US Market

March 31, 2009: 10:31 AM EST
Yogurt gained a foothold in the US market decades ago as a natural product in health-food stores. Since then, it has rocketed into prominence as the fastest-growing product in the dairy category. The number of new yogurt products launched in the US rose from 189 in 2005 to 244 in 2006 to 265 in 2007, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database. Sales in the year to July 2008 were up 9 percent on the previous year (excluding Wal-Mart). Spoonable yogurt was the second most active subcategory of all functional foods launched in the US in 2007. Yogurt meets many of today’s consumers’ needs, and it lends itself to the drive for natural, healthy, nutritional and functional products that are convenient and good value for money. It’s a flexible product, easily adaptable to many forms, from drinkable to single-shot or smooth and creamy. It blends easily with new, all-natural artificial sweeteners, and can handle a wide range of flavors and additives, particularly fruit.
Kimberly J. Decker, "Online Exclusive: Rediscovering Yogurt", Food Product Design, March 31, 2009, © Virgo Publishing
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CRN Defends Benefits of Omega-3s Despite Headlines

March 31, 2009: 04:17 AM EST
The benefits of omega-3s in maintaining heart health are backed by research, despite recent headlines that erroneously suggested they are of no benefit, says Douglas "Duffy" MacKay, N.D., vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The German study referred to in the headlines related only to heart attack victims already taking “optimal medical therapy”, MacKay says. That study showed that omega-3 added no further benefits in that situation. But for heart patients and the general population the story is somewhat different. More than 2,000 out of 8,000 omega-3 studies support its role in maintaining heart health. Coronary heart disease patients should take a gram of omega-3s per day, and patients needing to lower triglyceride levels should take 2 to 4 grams per day, according to the American Heart Association.
Hilary Oliver, "Omega-3 headlines could be deceiving", Natural Foods Merchandiser, March 31, 2009, © New Hope Natural Media
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Kellogg Upset over Restriction on Children's Advertising in UK

March 27, 2009: 09:25 PM EST
Kellogg has joined the chorus of criticism against the Food Standards Agency in the UK, regarding its rules on food advertising during children's TV shows. The agency wants a restriction to stay that prohibits foods high in salt, sugar or fat from being advertised even if they have a high protein content – known as the "protein cap." The food industry says the FSA has ignored its own technical panel, which advised that the cap should be removed. If the restriction was lifted, additional foods such as some breakfast cereals could be advertised to children.
Gemma Charles, "Kellogg criticises Food Standards Agency", marketingmagazine.co.uk, March 27, 2009, © Haymarket
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Dairy Crest Cuts JV with Yoplait

March 27, 2009: 08:02 AM EST
Dairy Crest has ended a joint venture with Yoplait early, selling its 49 percent holding in Yoplait Dairy Crest to its partner for $90 million. Dairy Crest will continue to distribute Yoplait products in the UK until March 2010. The joint venture was expected to continue at least until 2012 but Dairy Crest now wants to focus on its own butter and cheese lines.
Fiona Ramsay, "Dairy Crest sells off Yoplait stake for £63.5m", marketingmagazine.co.uk, March 27, 2009, © Haymarket
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Symposium Reports Health Benefits of Soy Products

March 27, 2009: 05:21 AM EST
Research presented at the eighth International Soy Symposium in Tokyo from November 9-12, 2008, supports the view that soyfoods can play a part in promoting heart and bone health. A meta-analysis of a number of high or moderate quality studies showed that soy protein can reduce total and/or LDL (bad) cholesterol levels by about 5 percent. This is about the same effect as soluble fiber. Mark Messina, Ph.D., author of the report and professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University, says, "Integrating a variety of heart-healthy foods – like soy, beans, nuts and certain vegetables - together into a healthy lifestyle are really the best approach to heart health." Other research presented at the Symposium suggested that postmenopausal women with signs of bone-mass loss given a soy extract experienced increases in spinal and hip bone mineral density, while women given a placebo experienced 12 and 8 percent declines.
"New Report in the Journal of Nutrition Shows Soy is Beneficial for Heart and Bone Health", Nutrition Horizon, March 27, 2009
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A New Fruit Juice for Diabetics Could be Available in a Year

March 26, 2009: 04:11 AM EST
New from Chinese scientists is a vegetable juice low in calories and sugar, aimed at diabetics and those with pre-diabetic conditions. The drink was highlighted at the latest National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. It uses lactic acid-producing bacteria (often called probiotics) to remove sugar but retaining the nutritional content of the raw materials. The juice is made from pumpkin, balsam pear, onion and carrots. The study used LAB to reduce the sugar content by converting carbohydrates into lactic acid by fermentation. This increases the juice's acidity, lengthening its shelf life by inhibiting growth of other bacteria. The juice also contains a diabetic-friendly sugar substitute, called xylitol. One researcher said that it could be ready for the market in a year, but still needs more testing.
Michael Bernstein, "Nutritious new low-sugar juice targeted for diabetics, individuals with high blood sugar", Eureka Alert, March 26, 2009
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Economic Downturn Impacting Gourmet Store Sales

March 25, 2009: 03:08 PM EST
Earlier signs that upscale grocery stores might fare relatively well in the recession have been replaced by indications that, according to one gourmet grocery store owner, “frugal is in”, which means consumers choosing store brand rather than just trading down from restaurant food to high-end retail options. A consultant working with the Food Marketing Institute found that the recession could have an effect on consumer shopping habits that will endure longer than the economic downturn, and research firm Information Resources Inc. says that some consumers are reducing costs by not buying expensive organic food and luxury items. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade Inc. said sales of specialty food rose in 2008 but turned down in the fourth quarter. Also affecting the gourmet stores are the improvements that traditional supermarkets have made to their meat and produce sections.
"Upscale Grocery Stores Lose Customers to Kroger, Wal Mart", Business Torrents, March 25, 2009, via Technology Marketing Corp. , © Business Torrents
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Online Shoppers Seek Bargains, Compare Prices, Gain Confidence

March 25, 2009: 02:33 PM EST
Consumers are going online to research purchases as a strategy to combat the recession, says the March Consumer Behavior Report from PriceGrabber.com. The largest percentage (40 percent) say they are spending more time comparing prices. More than a quarter are searching for coupons, and a quarter also say they are spending more time shopping online. Most consumers are focused on spending smarter, with 91 percent of online shoppers saying they feel more confident about purchases after researching prices. Many of them (71 percent) say they will continue their recession savings strategies permanently. Big-ticket items are still on their radar if the price is right, and searching for deals is important to consumers.
Sara Rodriguez, "Economic Climate Shifts Consumers Online", PriceGrabber: Consumer Behavior Report, March 25, 2009, © PriceGrabber
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Soda Drink Consumption Linked to Risk of Heart Disease in Women

March 24, 2009: 05:25 AM EST
Sugary drinks such as soda can increase the risk of coronary heart disease in women, according to a new study led by Simmons College Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung. Women who drank two or more servings a day were 35 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than those who had one or no drinks a day. Researchers found that a number of factors were related to higher consumption of soda beverages, including smoking, lower levels of physical activity, higher body mass index, and consumption of more energy, saturated and trans fats, and less alcohol, fruit, and vegetables. The study was published in the April edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and was based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study.
"Sugary Drinks are Bad for Your Heart", Simmons College, March 24, 2009, © Simmons College
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New Products from Weight Watchers

March 24, 2009: 08:13 AM EST
Thirteen new products from Weight Watchers are being rolled out. The items include sweet baked goods (chocolate brownie with real chocolate chips, banana nut muffin, peanut butter soft cookie, and petite bagels); frozen novelties (an ice cream candy bar, giant mint ice cream cone, giant mint ice cream sandwich, two-pack cups in cookies and cream and peanut butter varieties); and cheese (natural reduced-fat medium cheddar, Swiss and pepper jack slices, and reduced-fat pepper jack slices). Supporting the launch is an online and print campaign.
Karlene Lukovitz, "Weight Watchers Adds 13 New Products", Media Post, March 24, 2009, © MediaPost Communications
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Consumer Body Warns Consumers against Online Acai Scams

March 24, 2009: 01:19 AM EST
US consumer group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, is telling consumers not participate in free trials for diet products based on the superfruit acai. CSPI says there is no evidence that acai meets claims that it helps people lose weight, and there have been many complaints that consumers, once signed up, are unable to stop recurring charges on their credit cards. CSPI recommends that any consumers unable to resist the marketing of acai should use pre-paid cards with low credit limits, or some other means of protection against the scammers. Other claims for acai include energy enhancement and detoxification, and there is little or no scientific evidence for these either.
"Web-Based Acai Scams Targeting Dieters", Nutraceutical World, March 24, 2009, © Rodman Publishing
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FDA Adds More Weight-Loss Products to “Tainted” List

March 23, 2009: 01:01 AM EST
The FDA has added more weight loss products to its list of those it says are tainted with undeclared, active pharmaceuticals. The list now includes 72 products. The March 23 list adds Herbal Xenicol, Slimbionic and Xsvelten, and includes the ingredients fenproporex, fluoxetine, furosemide and cetilistat. Previous lists named sibutramine, bumetanide, phenytoin, rimonabant and phenolphthalein in other over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss products. The agency issued its first warning on December 22, 2008, and a second on January 8. Some of the products are marketed as dietary supplements and are promoted on websites, retail stores and beauty salons. They carry claims such as “herbal” and “natural”, but the FDA says they contain “potentially harmful” ingredients not listed on labels or in advertisements. It is seeking product recalls and may take other enforcement action, and is warning consumers to stop taking the products and seek medical advice.
"FDA Expands List of Tainted Weight Loss Products", Nutraceuticals World, March 23, 2009, © Nutraceuticals World
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Parents Looking for Authenticity in Their Kids' Food

March 23, 2009: 10:25 AM EST
A new survey suggests that parents are increasingly looking for food that will benefit their kids. The report by Just Kid Inc., a kids-focused research firm in Connecticut, found that 86 percent of parents surveyed saw "healthy and nutritious" as the important attribute for food, but also that moms were less interested in sophisticated ingredients than in basic, simple benefits, such as fresh and nutritionally-balanced foods. Traditional nutrients like calcium and protein were ranked near the middle, and some of the trendier nutrients, like Omega-3s, were ranked lower. Amy Henry, managing director of research and strategy for Just Kid, said that moms want more authentic forms of health linked closely to the food, and are seeking to make kids appreciate the food, not just the packaging and promotions.
Shara Rutberg, "Parents seek authentic snacks", Natural Foods Merchandiser, March 23, 2009, © New Hope Natural Media
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Antibody Added to Yogurt Combats Stomach Ulcers

March 22, 2009: 03:35 AM EST
Japanese researchers have developed a yogurt that helps to control gastritis and stomach ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. Study coordinator Hajime Hatta, Ph.D., a chemist at Kyoto Women's University in Kyoto, Japan, developed an antibody to H. pylori by using the same techniques used to make vaccines. This antibody was then harvested from chicken eggs and added to yogurt. After four weeks of treatment with the yogurt, subjects who had tested positive for H. pylori had lower levels of bacterial activity. H. pylori is easily treated with antibiotics and acid suppressants, but many people in the world do not have ready access to these treatments. The yogurt is now on sale in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and the study may open doors to the US market. Hatta warns that people allergic to eggs should not eat the yogurt.
Michael Bernstein, "Clinical trial backs use of special yogurt to fight stomach ulcer bacteria", Eureka Alert, March 22, 2009
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UK's Foods Standards Agency Draws Criticism from Industry

March 20, 2009: 09:20 PM EST
The Food and Drink Federation in the UK has attacked the country's Food Standards Agency for its refusal to alter an important part of the nutrient profiling model used to determine what products can be advertised to children. The FSA is to recommend retention of the protein cap, which prevents foods with high levels of fat, salt or sugar being called 'healthier' because of their protein content. Without the cap, some additional products, such as some breakfast cereals and crisps, could be advertised on children's TV. The FSA's recommendation to health ministers on the matter is contrary to the findings of an independent panel.
Gemma Charles, "Food industry attacks Food Standards Agency policy on ads during children's TV", marketingmagazine.co.uk, March 20, 2009, © Haymarket
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Sugar Returns To Favor As Manufacturers And Consumers Avoid Corn-Syrup

March 20, 2009: 10:51 AM EST
After three decades in which high-fructose corn syrup had been gaining on sugar in the American diet, reaching level in 2003, the tide has turned. Department of Agriculture data shows that in 2007 American adults ate an average of 44 pounds of sugar in 2007, compared with 40 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup, and the trend looks set to continue in sugar's favor. Responding to consumer concerns, suppliers are switching to sugar, such as Log Cabin syrup, a 120-year-old brand from Pinnacle Foods Group, which announced earlier this month it had stopped using high-fructose corn syrup. The Corn Refiners Association argues consumers are being duped by misleading marketing claims and flawed science, but they face an uphill battle.
Kim Severson, "Sugar Is Back on Food Labels, This Time as a Selling Point", New York Times , March 20, 2009, © New York Times
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UK Probiotics Ramp up; More Products, Higher Sales

March 20, 2009: 05:38 AM EST
Probiotic and health food companies in the UK are intensifying their marketing while expanding the range of products. Some are even offering money back guarantees if consumers are not happy, with Müller UK and Danone leading the charge. According to Müller, the functional yogurts and yogurt drink markets have sales of $600 million, with yogurt drinks accounting for just over half. Warburtons is active in the bakery sector and Prestat is offering chocolate that is said to be high in antioxidants. Even Mars is selling a chocolate containing a high proportion of flavanols.
Gaelle Walker, "Health wise", Thegrocer.co.uk, March 20, 2009, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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2008 Nutraceutical Drinks Sales Up 9% To 3.7 Billion Liters

March 18, 2009: 05:41 AM EST
The 2009 Global Nutraceutical Drinks report estimates that sales of nutraceutical drinks - which claim to deliver specific benefits such as beauty, weight management and stress relief - grew by 9% to reach 3.7bn liters in 2008. North America is the largest market, with 47% volume share, followed by Japan with 37%. The authors expect sales to reach 5.6bn liters by 2013. The report, prepared by Zenith International, highlights how innovation and growth has been boosted by the arrival of major beverage multinationals Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Danone and PepsiCo.
"GLOBAL: Nutraceutical sector on the rise in '08 - statistics", just-drinks.com, March 18, 2009, © just-drinks.com
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Research Sheds Light on How Low-GI Food Suppresses Appetite

March 18, 2009: 04:23 AM EST
Low-GI (glycemic index) foods are generally known to reduce appetite, but little was known about how this happens. Research undertaken at Kings College London and unveiled at the annual Society for Endocrinology BES meeting in the UK showed that low-GI (low glycemic index) food increases production of a gut hormone (GLP-1), which suppresses appetite and leads to a feeling of satiety. Researcher, Dr Reza Norouzy, said: “Our results show for the first time the direct effect of a single GI meal on gut hormone levels. We already know that the hormone GLP-1 and a low GI meal independently lead to suppression of appetite. This study builds on these findings by providing a physiological mechanism to explain how a low GI meal makes you feel fuller than a high GI meal.”
"Scientists Discover Why A Low GI Meal Makes You Feel Full", ScienceDaily, March 18, 2009, © ScienceDaily LLC
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Toronto Researchers Show Link Between Gut Health and Stress

March 18, 2009: 05:01 AM EST
Preliminary research carried out by a Toronto-based research team suggests that particular strains of probiotics may help to reduce stress and anxiety in people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. The study found that anxiety symptoms in subjects taking Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS, Yakult Honsha, Tokyo, Japan) were lower than in a control group. The study was funded by Yakult Honsha. Other studies have reported changes in intestinal microflora of CFS patients, with lower levels of Bifidobacteria and higher levels of aerobic bacteria.
A Venket Rao et al, "A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of a probiotic in emotional symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome", Gut Pathogens , March 18, 2009, © Rao et al licensed to BioMed Central Ltd
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Parents and Children Seeking Out Healthier Snacks

March 16, 2009: 10:46 AM EST
Parents and children are making their snack consumption choices healthier. A survey by Mintel International found that children and teens are sensitive to healthy eating messages and are choosing foods with healthful ingredients, with over a third saying they try to eat foods rich in vitamins and nutrients, 25% said they sought out foods low in fat and 22% look for foods low in sugar. Separate research by The Hartman Group indicates that consumers look for snacks with high fiber, whole fruits and less sugar.
"Snack sales healthy at drug, healthy snacks even stronger", Drug Store News, March 16, 2009, © Drug Store News
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UK Government Scrapes Home on Watchdog’s Scorecard

March 11, 2009: 09:27 PM EST
UK consumer magazine Which? has given the government and private sector a rating of about 55 percent on 12 demands it made in 2004 to encourage families to eat healthier food. The demands covered a range of issues, from prioritizing nutrition policy, restricting television advertising, reducing fat, sugar and salt in foods, and launching “a hard-hitting, innovative government campaign to change eating habits”. In a second report, the magazine says that families are making “unhealthier” food choices as the recession bites. It says that 60 percent of adults in the UK say they would buy more fruit and vegetables if they were cheaper, while 56 percent said that price “is now more important” in their food choices. Three-quarters said they thought the government could do more to promote healthy eating, despite the “Change for Life” initiative.
Ed Kemp, "Which? calls on government to give families incentives to eat healthily", marketingmagazine.co.uk, March 11, 2009, © Haymarket
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Study Sheds Light on Compulsion to Sprinkle Salt on Chips

March 12, 2009: 05:16 AM EST
Salt in the diet may have “drug-like” qualities, says Professor Kim Johnson at the University of Iowa. Working with rats, he found that eating salt put them in a better mood, and sparked cravings similar to drug addiction. Salt is essential to help fluids pass through the body, but too much can be bad news, contributing to raised blood pressure, heart disease and other ailments. Not getting enough salt, on the other hand, may cause depression. Prof Johnson’s study found that changes in the rats’ brain activity when they were denied salt were the same as when they were denied drugs.
Jon Swaine, "Salt 'may be drug-like mood enhancer', says study", Telegraph.co.uk, March 12, 2009, © Telegraph Media Group
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UK Recession is Discouraging Healthy Eating, Says Which?

March 11, 2009: 05:49 AM EST
A study by UK consumer group Which? found that the recession has persuaded many Britons to abandon healthy eating in order to focus on price. 76% of respondents believed the government ought to make it easier for consumers to choose healthier food. Which? is urging manufacturers and retailers to promote healthy options and make it easier for consumers to identify healthy foods. The British Retail Consortium countered by saying that the report instead undermined healthy eating, claiming that retailers have been in the vanguard of promoting healthy eating, and added that the UK Food Standards Agency's 'Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey' found no "significant" link between diet and income. BRC says that retailers have promoted fresh produce and also re-formulated products to reduce salt and remove fats, for example, and are working with the government on initiatives like the '5-a-day' fruit and vegetable campaign.
"UK: Credit crunch “hitting waistlines” - Which?", just-food.com, March 11, 2009
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Scientists Question The Basis Of "Superfruit" and "Superfoods"

March 11, 2009: 01:05 AM EST
In recent years pomegranates, blueberries, goji berries and açaí have been termed superfruit, standing out for high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. But some scientists are scornful, seeing the terms 'superfruit' and 'superfood' as marketing inventions with little meaning. For instance, Stephen T. Talcott, associate professor of food chemistry at Texas A&M University said "Superfruit is a marketing term; most scientists don’t use it", pointing out that all fruits "have nutrients and photochemicals that give you energy."
Abby Ellin, "Food Claims Raise Questions", The New York times, March 11, 2009, © The New York times
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Acai No Longer Flavor of the Month

March 11, 2009: 01:13 AM EST
Debate over the benefits of acai products is heating up, with both scientists and consumers lining up on both sides of the “is it good for you?” argument. Several celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Rachel Ray, have distanced themselves from health claims, and even the maker of a successful range of products containing acai, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, “is looking into claims made by companies using his image to market products he does not endorse”. Stephen T. Talcott, associate professor of food chemistry at Texas A&M University, says there is no scientific research to support claims that acai contributes to weight loss. Two studies published in the September 2008 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry indicated that the antioxidants found in acai berries were absorbed by the body, but were not large enough to prove health benefits. Consumers are complaining about being ripped off by online free trial offers, saying they’re being charged for the products even after they canceled the trial, and some say they didn’t lose weight while taking the product. The Center for Science in the Public interest is advising people not to take part in online "free trials" of acai, and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will begin investigations into the complaints.
ABBY ELLIN, "Pressing Açaí for Answers", The New York Times, March 11, 2009, © The New York Times Company
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High Salt Levels Inhibit Blood Flow Mechanisms

March 11, 2009: 03:28 AM EST
A new joint US-Chinese study provides the first direct evidence that high salt intake is linked to high blood pressure (hypertension). Research from the University of Kentucky Medical School and Taishan Medical College, showed that high salt levels in the blood could “significantly” suppress the action of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), an enzyme linked to maintaining healthy blood flow. NOS produces nitric oxide, which enables muscles around blood vessels to relax, boosting blood flow and reducing blood pressure. The study “clearly indicates the importance of lowing salt intake,” says lead author Xiang-An Li, an assistant professor at the Kentucky Pediatric Research Institute. Sodium is necessary to healthy bodily function, as are other metal ions, including potassium, magnesium and calcium. Dr Li says it would be interesting to find out if these ions also inhibit NOS action.
Stephen Daniells, "Scientists lift the lid on salt’s hypertensive power", Food Navigator, March 11, 2009, © Decision News Media SAS
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Salt-Loving Americans Put Own Lives at Risk

March 11, 2009: 05:18 AM EST
Americans eat about twice as much salt per day as they should, and cutting it by about 10 percent would dramatically reduce the number of deaths and cases of heart disease, says researcher Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Using a computer model, her team of researchers found that cutting one gram of salt a day form the average American diet would result in 250,000 fewer new cases of heart disease and more than 200,000 fewer deaths over a decade. Many health organizations recommend intake of no more than 5 or 6 grams a day. The average American eats 9 to 16 grams, 50 percent more than in the 1970s. Processed food is the big culprit in the high intake – comparatively small amounts of salt are added at the table or when people cook their own food, says Bibbins-Domingo. The food industry could achieve huge health results with virtually undetectable cuts in salt levels in their products, either by regulation or voluntarily, she says.
Steven Reinberg, "Slight Cut in Salt Intake Would Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths", HealthDay, March 11, 2009, © ScoutNews
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Appropriations Bill Includes Disputed Measure on Food Advertising

March 11, 2009: 01:08 AM EST
A wide-ranging appropriations bill signed by US President Barack Obama March 11 includes provisions for a government study on whether or not it should set standards for marketing foods to children under 18. The study’s two co-sponsors, however, are at odds over the age set in the measure. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., says the study should be limited to children under 12. A spokeswoman for Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, indicated that he was happy with the 17-year age limit. A target of July 15, 2010 has been set for completion of the study. The proposal has been welcomed by the the Center for Science in the Public Interest, but the advertising industry, food manufacturers and food industry associations have expressed concerns about it. Many already support a voluntary scheme to limit advertising to children under 12.
Ira Teinowitz, "FTC Could Set Standards for Food Marketing Aimed at Teens", AdAge.com, March 11, 2009, © Crain Communication
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Spice Brand Schwartz Seeks to Highlight Healthy Benefits

March 10, 2009: 05:44 AM EST
Schwartz, the McCormick-owned dominant spice brand in the UK, is shifting its marketing approach to emphasize the health and nutritional benefits of its herbs and spices. Its new print, digital and PR campaign - 'The Secrets of Spices' - includes a microsite and stresses the antioxidant properties of its products and how its herbs and spices can be used as part of a healthy balanced diet. The campaign is built around ten popular flavorings with specific information on each one, for instance, how cinnamon can stimulate the respiratory and circulatory systems, while basil can act as a relaxant.
Alex Brownsell, "Schwartz to push healthy benefits", Marketing, March 10, 2009, © Haymarket
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Chinese Studies Boosts Hopes for Salt Substitutes

March 9, 2009: 03:55 AM EST
A new Chinese study backs the belief that salt can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, and Ningxia Medical College, showed that a lower-sodium salt substitute improved peripheral and central systolic blood pressure and reduced central pulse pressure, but did not benefit diastolic blood pressure. Arterial health markers also improved. The researchers used a blend of 65 percent sodium chloride, 25 percent potassium chloride, and 10 percent magnesium sulfate in place of 100 percent sodium chloride in their trials. The study is seen to boost support for the salt replacer market, which is gathering momentum as concerns rise over the role of salt in cardiovascular disease. Earlier this year a Harvard Medical School study suggested that risk of heart disease was 24 percent higher in people with higher salt intakes.
Stephen Daniells, "Salt replacers improve heart health: Study", AP-Foodtechnology.com, March 09, 2009, © Decision News Media SAS
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Aging Population Turns To Supplements To Maintain Eye Health

March 9, 2009: 05:30 AM EST
In a preventative strategy, aging consumers are using supplements to enhance their nutrition intake to avoid some diseases. High on the list of concerns is eye health, which Frost & Sullivan claim has become a primary concern for the food industry. In a new report, European Eye Health Ingredients Market, Frost & Sullivan estimate that the market had sales of $43.4 million in 2007 and estimates this will reach $87.4 million in 2014. Consumers are concerned about eye-diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and childhood blindness and have been using products high in antioxidants, notably lutein, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin and bilberry.
Frost & Sullivan, "Frost & Sullivan: Ageing Population and Availability of Preventative Medicines Propels Growth of European Eye Health Ingredients Market", March 09, 2009, © Frost & Sullivan
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Quaker Oats Lines Under One Marketing Umbrella

March 9, 2009: 07:55 AM EST
Quaker Oats’ suite of breakfast and snack products is being rebranded under one communications umbrella, with the tagline “go humans go”. Quaker owner PepsiCo wants to stress the health-giving qualities of the company’s key ingredient – wholegrain oats. The marketing and advertising campaign employs television, print, online and “out-of-home extension advertising” to promote the message that Quaker oats "help power the bodies and minds of humans and inspires people to be their best". Television ads began screening in prime time slots and cable channels on March 16, with print ads scheduled to begin this month (April).
"PepsiCo rebrands Quaker", just-food.com, March 09, 2009
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Wellness Benefits Key to Yogurt Growth

March 9, 2009: 05:53 AM EST
Yogurt is proving to be a front-runner with a lot of staying power in the race to develop innovative new functional foods. The dairy product has been in use for at least 4,500 years, and its benefits have long been known. But it is proving to be the ideal vehicle for many current trends in adding wellness benefits to food. Yogurt is a natural carrier for pre- and probiotics, omega-3, conjugated linoleic acid, fruit, and added proteins such as whey and soy. New manufacturing and processing techniques are overcoming some of the taste and texture problems associated with adding functionality to the product, opening doors to even more innovation. “Good for you” yogurts will continue to drive growth, says Daphne Mazarakis, founder and president, Tula Foods. “Consumers already associate yogurt with health, so the idea that we can bring them a yogurt with another promising health benefit is credible.”
Kimberly J. Decker , "Yogurt Trends", Food Product Design, March 09, 2009, © Virgo Publishing
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Hansen Launches Its Self Beauty Elixir That Promises Health Benefits

March 6, 2009: 07:43 AM EST
In a bid to tap the trend in functional beverages, Hansen has launched a low-calorie, functional, ready-to-drink beverage - Self Beauty Elixir - that contains vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts. The company claims that the drink will "promote and support healthy skin and overall wellness". It should be available in mass retailers, drugs stores and major supermarkets from spring in three flavors, Tropical Bliss, Blushing Berry and Pink Lemonade.
"US: Hansen rolls-out Elixir ‘beauty’ beverage", just-drinks.com, March 06, 2009, © just-drinks.com
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Sensing the Presence of Sugar Key to Aging Process

March 5, 2009: 03:12 AM EST
A paper published in the journal PLoS Genetics explains how Université de Montréal scientists found that the presence of calories is not the important element in the aging process, but the extent to which cells sense them. There are two elements to calorie intake: taste and digestion. Cell sensors detect the presence of sugar glucose, for example, and molecules in the cell break it down, converting it to energy. Some thought the by-products in this process caused aging, but this study shows another possible cause, using yeast cells, which age much like human cells. The team found that the lifespan of yeast cells rises when glucose in the diet was reduced, but also found that: (a) cells that couldn’t consume glucose were still sensitive to the aging effects of glucose; and (b) eliminating the glucose sensor significantly increased lifespan.
"Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging", Nouvelles.com, March 05, 2009, © UdeMNouvelles
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EU “Agrees in Principle” to Unilever Plant Sterol and Fatty Acid Claims

March 2, 2009: 09:14 PM EST
Unilever says that it has “heard informally” that the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has approved in principle its claims that plant sterols help reduce cholesterol and ALA/LA (a-linolenic acid and linoleic acid) assist children's growth and development. The Committee has apparently asked the European Food Standards Authority to develop conditions of use for the claims. Unilever says it will apply the claims in the near future.
"EU: Brussels poised to OK Unilever health claims", just-food.com, March 02, 2009, © just-food.com
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New Methods for Isolating Plant Pigments

March 2, 2009: 01:25 AM EST
The anthocyanin group of plant pigments is catching the eye of researchers because of its anti-cancer properties, cardiovascular protection and other benefits such as vision and memory enhancement. But the problem is that the pigments are broken down after consumption in food sources, which makes it difficult to track the process of absorption and accumulation. Ingredient suppliers are trying to improve functionality and stability. Food Ingredient Solutions of New Jersey says there has been success in beverage shelf life for more than one year using stable anthocyanins from sources like purple potatoes. While in California, InterHealth Neutraceuticals is using berry extracts to obtain anthocyanin functionality.
Sharon Palmer, "Coloring the Anthocyanin Age", Food Product Design, March 02, 2009, © Virgo Publishing
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