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Fertin Pharma gives the common cold something to chew on with its ImmuneGum containing plant extract Echinacea, vitamin C and zinc

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Chewing gum developed to battle common cold

By Oliver Nieburg

Private label gum maker Fertin Pharma has developed an immunity chewing gum that it claims can help guard against the common cold.

The active component in the gum is Slendesta, a natural protein Proteinase Inhibitor II (PI2) produced by Kemin Industries.

Industry Voices – Functional Gum Formulator

High-dose weight loss gum launches in US

By Oliver Nieburg

A high-dose satiety gum containing a potato extract and African mango has launched in the US that takes four pieces to achieve clinically-backed results.

Japan's summer heat wave killed 26, according to reports

Meiji blames heat wave for chocolate slump

By Oliver Nieburg

Japan’s second largest confectioner Meiji pointed the finger at hot weather conditions for chocolate sales declines in its half year results.