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Industry digest: Ingredient innovation | Infant formula behind Salmonella outbreak

Article-Industry digest: Ingredient innovation | Infant formula behind Salmonella outbreak

Every week we collect the latest trends and research across the health and nutrition space, helping you catch up on current industry news and highlights.

Lycored patents its tomato extract product

Lycored has been granted a US patent for its omega-3 compositions. This new patent is a composition comprising of omega-3 fatty acid with a tomato extract lycopene, and optionally with carnosic acid and/or lutein. According to Lycored’s head of science and nutrition,  the patent reflects the company’s commitment to building its brain health program.
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Indian gooseberry could boost heart health

A newly published study by Arjuna demonstrates the efficacy and safety of Tri-Low® full extract of amla, the Indian gooseberry, in alleviating symptoms associated with cardiac conditions and disorders.  Arjuna Natural, Ltd. will exhibit the patented product and its study results at Vitafoods.
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Infant formula products likely behind Salmonella outbreak

According to EFSA, infant formula products may the cause behind a recent outbreak of Salmonella Poona. 32 cases in infants and young children has recently been identified in France (30), Belgium (one) and Luxembourg (one). All 32 patients were infected with the same bacterial strain, and information gathered indicated that all had consumed one of three infant formula products based on rice proteins (A, B or C) from the same brand. The suspected products were manufactured between August and October 2018 by the Spanish processing company B and marketed by the French company A. The products were distributed to French wholesaler and retailers who sold them to several EU, EFTA and other countries.
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Andean plant has big health benefits

An Ecuadorian study has identified an Andean plant as a source of antioxidant bioactives that have potential human health benefits. In a pilot study published in Natural Product Research, scientists investigated the plant’s good source of polyphenols, carotenes and vitamin C. The plant will be further explored for its potential to prevent oxidative damage.
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Unilever and Danone ready for low-carbon economy

Unilever and Danone are amongst the top three most well-prepared companies for a low-carbon economy transition of the ranked 16 consumer goods companies. 56% of Food & Beverage companies have no Scope 3 emission reduction targets. Leading companies are responding to sustainability demands through the acquisition of small brands.
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