Study shows soluble guar fiber may be helpful for autistic children suffering from constipation and irritability
May 1, 2019
In a new pilot study, scientists found soluble guar fiber (Sunfiber) may improve both constipation and irritability in children with ASD. This opens many new potential opportunities for companies interested in developing formulations for the ASD market. Sunfiber is appropriate for all ages.
Prebiotic chicory root fiber maintains microbiota balance in children—even following antibiotic treatment
May 1, 2019
The study, conducted by Prof Tamàs Decsi, University of Pécs, Department of Paediatrics, Clinical Center of the University of Pécs, Medical School in Hungary, is the first of its kind to provide an in-depth investigation into the effect of prebiotic chicory root fiber supplementation on the gut microbiota composition of children aged 3 to 6 years, including those undertaking antibiotic treatment.
Codexis’ enzyme cascade system enables better-tasting stevia product launch
April 30, 2019
“The partnership model is a hallmark of speed and innovation for both partners, leveraging the global market and manufacturing reach of Tate & Lyle together with the unique technological capabilities and speed of Codexis,” said Andrew Taylor, Tate & Lyle President of Innovation and Commercial Development.
Company secures industry expert Dr. Kirby Childs as vice president of food safety & technical services
April 25, 2019
A renowned industry figure, Dr. Childs brings over 16 years of experience in leadership roles spearheading food safety, quality assurance, product innovation, R & D and more for firms such as OK Foods, Albertville Quality Foods, Lopez Foods, Inc. and Otto & Sons (OSI).
Nexira provides update on dietary fiber status for acacia gum
April 11, 2019
Based on the discussion with the FDA on August 2018, Nexira—along with representatives of the gum acacia industry—decided to conduct additional studies to strengthen the body of evidence supporting the beneficial physiological effects of gum acacia on blood glucose attenuation and energy intake.
IFIC finds consumers adopting an origins-focused approach when buying food
March 29, 2019
IFIC Foundation predicts that 2019 will bring a larger focus on the food journey, greater attention to food safety and allergens, continued consumer concern about sugar and increased popularity of plant-based eating.