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WHITE PAPER – “Better Foods for Better Health”: 30 global experts share the latest findings on childhood nutrition

The 6th edition of the Better Foods for Better Health White Book has been published, providing new insight from 30 thought leaders from science and industry on the growing role and potential of childhood nutrition to build a healthy life. The White Book is based on presentations and discussions held at the symposium from March 20th – 22nd at Les Pensières Center for Global Health. A series of videos supplements this document.

Organized by Fondation Mérieux with the support of Mérieux NutriSciences, the Better Foods for Better Health forum brought together over 100 global experts from academia, international organizations, NGOs, regulatory authorities and industry. This 6th Better Foods for Better Health symposium produced a number of messages about childhood nutrition, including:

  • Diet during the first years of life has long-term effects on growth and metabolism, the immune system and the susceptibility to developing infections and allergies, as well as on behavior and cognitive development.
  • A recurrent theme of the symposium was the need for more and more accurate data on nutrition to support effective interventions.
  • The microbiota appears key in linking diet, immunity, metabolism, cognition and behavior. A better understanding of these connections will be required to design microbiota-derived diagnostics and interventions.
  • The impact of many nutritional interventions has been disappointing probably because they were employed too late. Interventional studies would likely be most impactful during the prenatal or early postnatal period.
  • More generally, it is important to have a narrative about nutrition that inspires policymakers to dedicate more resources and establish more interventions in this area. Nutrition plays a large role in people’s health, a fact that is not always reflected in the resources dedicated to it, compared to infectious disease.



WHITE PAPER – How to facilitate your product development in a global regulatory environment


Food laws and regulations are continually evolving with significant differences from one country to another, impacting each and every department of a company. 

In fact, those regulations impact every step of a product development, from R&D to marketing through procurement and quality. Non-conformity in product composition, labeling or claims can be both costly and damaging for a brand image. In addition to these challenges, product development needs to be more and more innovative as it becomes increasingly complex to put products on the market.

To ensure an efficient product development with a fast go-to-market in targeted countries, it is essential to set up and follow regulatory frameworks to comply to local rules all along the product life cycle. It requires an international network of regulatory experts in order to share structured information, ensure data continuity from suppliers to consumers, and elaborate an efficient collaboration facilitated by optimized processes.

Discover more about simple best practices for your product development and export in this exclusive white paper released by Mérieux NutriSciences in collaboration with Lascom company.




BLUE PAPER – The second edition 2018 is available !


With the very positive feedback we received from food industry and the scientific community, and given the high food safety actuality in 2017, it became obvious that we had to prepare the second edition of our Blue Paper on ‘European Food Safety trends, Key issues & Perspectives’.

It’s all done! We are happy to announce the launch of the second edition of our Blue Paper, both in paper and online formats, at the price of €189 (~ AUD300).

With an update of data from the previous edition and new focus on several contaminants and food matrices, the Blue Paper becomes a reference book for any food operator. Among the new topics addressed: antibiotic resistancenanoparticlesendocrine disruptorsmycotoxins and plant toxinsfoodborne virusesSalmonella.

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BLUE PAPER - European Food Safety Trends, Key Issues & Perspectives (April 2017)


Mérieux NutriSciences is happy to announce the launch of the first edition of its Blue Paper, entitled “European Food Safety Trends, Key Issues & Perspectives”.

Starting from Consumer perspective and ending with future challenges, you will find key information through infographics on:

  • European food safety trends (recent food-borne outbreaks and crisis, European alerts and country product recalls, …)
  • specific contaminants (acrylamide, MOSH MOAH, Campylobacter, …)
  • specific food products (baby food, poultry, fruits and vegetables, …).

Buy it now and get 20% discount: €399 ($604AUD) instead of €499 ($755AUD)

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WHITE PAPER - Food Authenticity and Food Fraud - not just a very fishy business


Consumers are increasingly concerned about the safety and the quality of the products they consume. This Mérieux NutriSciences white paper presents the discussions international experts had about food frauds during a conference entitled: Food Authenticity Crises: milk, honey, olive oil, meat, coffee, etc. – what is next?
Regulations, analytical techniques, prevention measures, impacts on the food industry are all the topics addressed in this White Paper to help you uncover the frauds.

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WHITE BOOK - Better Foods for Better Health


From April 8-10th, 2016 over 100 global experts from academia, international organizations, NGOs, regulatory authorities and industry met at Les Pensières, the Fondation Mérieux Conference Center, for the 5th edition of the “Better Foods for Better Health” forum organized by the Fondation Mérieux with the support of Mérieux NutriSciences. This year’s symposium “Microbiota & Health: the challenges of a promising approach” addressed the role of the gut microbiota in health and chronic diseases through 3 main sessions: 
•    Metabolic syndromes: obesity, diabetes, NSH, NAFLD
•    Malnutrition, kwashiorkor & cachexia
•    Microbiota, nutrition and healthy living

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