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Dannon ‘pledge’ to declare GMOs with natural ingredients push

Dannon, the US arm of French company Danone, has committed to declare its GMO ingredients by December 2017 as it transitions to natural formulations for flagship yogurt brands.

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the...

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

Danone Q1 results in line with expectations

Danone has issued its Q1 2016 results, showing sales of fresh dairy products down compared to the previous first quarter of 2015.

No new legislation needed on ‘growing up milks’, says long-awaited Commission report

There is no need for new legislation specific to so-called ’growing up’ milks, the European Commission has said in a report rebuked by industry and NGOs alike.

Canadean dairy summit to look at European dairy issues

The second Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit 2016 brings together European dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies to provide an update one year on from the milk quota removal, explore the...

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Nutricia withdraws Karicare from Chinese market

Danone Nutricia has stopped supplying its Karicare brand in China more than two years after the New-Zealand made infant formula was at the centre of a botulism contamination scare.

Danone omega-3 medical drink shows early Alzheimer’s benefits: RCT

Souvenaid, the high-dose omega-3 based medical drink Danone-Nutricia launched three years ago, can help pre-dementia sufferers, a 2-year clinical trial has found.

BASF and Avantium to produce FDCA and PEF to improve food packaging films and plastic bottles

BASF and Avantium have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranoate (PEF).

Swedes form probiotic partnership on 2 (+2) strains

Swedish probiotic leader Probi has licensed two strains from fellow Swedish firm Probac with dairy and functional food applications in mind.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

US yogurt sales help push strong Danone results

Danone issued its fourth quarter and annual results for the year ending December 31, 2015 today, showing growth in most areas of its business worldwide.

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be best strategy for bone health: Study

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be the best strategy for bone health, results from the 5000-strong Generation R study have suggested. 

Higher omega-3 content in fresh cow's milk reduces asthma risk, study finds

Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than pasteurised, homogenised or low-fat milk, say German researchers. 

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Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

Smart policy? If UK breastfeeding rates rose by 1%, kids would earn £33m more collectively

Even marginal increases in breast feeding rates could be worth millions to society when considering the benefit to cognitive development, UK and German researchers have calculated using over 10,000 school...

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GEA to equip new Danone production plant

GEA has received a major order from Danone to equip a new state-of-the-art facility for its international Early Life Nutrition brands with several production lines.

only 1/3 objections tabled were backed by the ENVI Committee

MEPs back objections to sugary baby food - but cast off concerns on infant formula

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) accept rules on sugary cereal-based baby food should be revised, but have voted against changing a draft on the marketing of infant formula and medical...

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

Danone restructuring Russian production

Two Danone plants in Russia are closing as the company rearranges its capacities in both Siberia and the Volga region as part of its production optimization program.

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Danone and Veolia: We must transition into a circular economy

Danone and Veolia have partnered to tackle climate change through areas such as water resources and management of plastic packaging.

Largest European investment to date

Danone doubles Dutch baby milk production capacity

Danone-Nutricia has invested €240m in a new production plant in the Netherlands on the back of double-digit sales growth of infant formula products such as Aptamil and Nutrilon.

Danone sells scandal-hit China formula unit to Yashili

One of France’s biggest dairy companies has unloaded its failing Chinese infant formula unit to Yashili in a deal worth US$159m

“It is one of our goals to work more in the major regulatory decision-making centres."

Sterol & stanol giants join to boost cholesterol-lowering category

Six players – Danone, Raisio, Unilever, Cargill, BASF and Arboris – have formed a group to propel cholesterol-lowering plant stanols and sterols science into the media and policy spotlights to...

US Greek yogurt market to reach $4bn by 2019: Technavio

The Greek yogurt revolution will continue its stateside ascent, according to Technavio. The market is slated to grow 5% each year before reaching $4bn in 2019.

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