Vitafoods: New online information services

Vitafoods 13/5/2003: Cognis Nutrition & Health, a global leader in the manufacture and innovation of nature-based ingredients and application technology for health and food products, has announced that two of its long-established information services are now available online.

Vita Forum
The first edition of Vita Forum was published in 1996 and the original aim of this Cognis newsletter was to keep readers up-to-date with new developments in the exciting but complex world of antioxidant research, with material sourced from studies published in peer-reviewed journals, plus interviews with and presentations by leading researchers.

As the Cognis Nutrition & Health product portfolio has developed, Vita Forum has also expanded its brief, to include information about botanical extracts and conjugated linoleic acid. Vita Forum has come of age, with its 21st printed edition available at Vitafoods.

Now, the electronic version can be found at: . Here you will be able to access all recent editions of Vita Forum in full, as well as selected articles from the archives. You can browse through the individual Vita Forum issues and archive selection, or simply click on a topic to find an article.

VERIS Research Information Service As part of its continuing commitment to science and education, Cognis provides a grant to the worldwide VERIS Research Information Service. This service began in 1985 as one of the first sources of science-based information on natural ingredients found in dietary supplements and foods. It continues in its mission today, disseminating peer-reviewed scientific news and research findings but now, the VERIS service is available to all via the world-wide web.

There are monthly bulletins on new research – ‘Research Alert’; bi-monthly ‘Select Reviews’ that take a closer look at two or three chosen studies; ‘Fact Sheets’ with concise but thorough information on particular subjects; a series of ‘Research Summaries’ that examine health topics in depth; and much more.
You can visit VERIS online at

Cognis Nutrition & Health
Phone: +49 211 7940 9692
Fax: +49 211 798 2390

Cognis Nutrition & Health, a business unit of Cognis Group, provides antioxidant, botanical and nature-based ingredients for dietary supplements; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; functional foods and medical nutrition, and animal nutrition. As a leader in food technology, Cognis manufactures emulsifiers, emulsifier-based compounds and numerous other speciality products for the food industry worldwide.

Cognis Nutrition & Health is exhibiting at stand 4811 at Vitafoods International 2003, Palexpo 5, Geneva, and is also this year’s Executive Exhibition Sponsor.

Media Contact: Val Holmes
Phone: +44 (0)20 8979 2333
Mobile +44 (0)7775 615901 between 12-15 May 2003

About Cognis
Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients with almost 9,000 employees in close to 50 countries. The company has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agro and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2002, Cognis recorded sales of 3.1 billion euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA recurring) of 393 million euros.

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