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Nitrogen spiking: The loophole jeopardising protein’s podium place

The European sports nutrition industry is calling for a ‘protein spiking’ loophole to be closed, but if there is any Brussels movement it is likely to be slow and this lapse threatens to knock the nutrition staple from the top step of the sports nutrition podium.

SIAL, Paris 2016

Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt than ordinary margarine spreads and cheeses

Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its innovation.

SIAL, Paris 2016

WILD on trend with vegan protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), part of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is tapping into the vegan market with its protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings.

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1 day to register: Big nutrition event for the smallest humans

Tomorrow NutraIngredients hosts a free half day online event for those invested in infant nutrition in Europe, in Asia and beyond.

UNICEF cracks down on 'inappropriate' infant food promotion

Five in six children under the age of two do not get adequate nutrition for physical and cognitive development during this critical period, says a UNICEF report calling for tighter regulation of infant nutrition products.

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of failure, finds new research.

Researchers create bioplastic ‘Wheypack’ from cheese waste

Researchers led by AINIA technology center in Spain, have created a bioplastic ‘Wheypack’ from surplus cheese whey.

Advertising regulator rules against Alpro over paid-for tweets

Alpro did not make it clear enough that it had paid a British celebrity to post tweets about one of its products, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.

'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'

Probiotics giant buys world’s best-documented strain

Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.

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Tate & Lyle increases capacity for added value oat ingredients

Tate & Lyle has upped its manufacturing capacity for added value oat ingredients ten-fold at its Swedish facility.

Protein boosts muscles but not cycling performance: Study

Protein supplementation during intensive cycle training increases muscle growth and improves heart rate, but does not have a measurable impact on performance, according to a study.

Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study

Achieving nutritional adequacy for infants is “almost impossible” without using young-child formulae and supplements, according to diet models created by Danone-backed researchers.

Yili and SIG Combibloc launch yogurt drink with juice balls that explode in your mouth

Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.

Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

Sales at Chinese infant nutrition firm Biostime dropped by 14% in the first half of 2016 to RMB1.46bn (US$220m), with the Biostime brand – which accounts for 86% of the company’s sales – down 5.4% and the value brand Adimil down 65.7%.

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will in weeks finalise its guidance on so-called ‘protein spiking’ - the controversial practice of falsifying product protein content via nitrogen manipulation.

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

Cold War thaw? ASA upholds Taywell Ice Cream complaint from rival Perfect World

Ice cream maker Taywell breached health claim rules according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in what was the conclusion of a dispute between Taywell and rival ice cream producer Perfect World.

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

Chocolate ice cream flavor overtakes vanilla for the first time in eight years

Nearly 22% of ice cream products launched in the UK in the past 12 months were chocolate flavored, compared to vanilla at 18%, caramel or caramelized flavors at 13% and strawberry at 12%, according to Mintel.  

Bemis sees ‘Afresh’ trend as next big thing for flexible packaging

Packaging supplier Bemis is tapping what it describes as the ‘Afresh’ trend - growth from fresh and organic products.

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