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Chinese scientists detect melamine in white gold using real gold

Chinese scientists have developed a method to detect melamine in milk and infant formula using gold nanoparticles.

3D-printed 'smart cap' for milk cartons detects signs of spoilage: Study

Engineers at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have created a 3D-printed 'smart cap' for milk cartons that detects signs of spoilage.

Something about dairy? Delivery vehicle boosts probiotic efficacy: Studies

Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests. 

Child’s play: EFSA approves immune and metabolism health claims, rejects colic discomfort

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved three children’s health claims for immune health and energy-yielding metabolism but rejected a fourth infant claim for the reduction of gastrointestinal discomfort....

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.

Having a mare making horse cheese? Try camel chymosin, says Italian scientist

Pure camel chymosin – an enzyme found to effectively coagulate camel and donkey milk – also holds the potential to clot milk from horses, according to new research.

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Formula fat distribution affects baby fat distribution: Rat study

Replacing standard vegetable fats with a proprietary form in infant formulas can reduce the chances of infant obesity, an industry-funded study has found.

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

Inside.... FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre, the Netherlands

Zenith International kicked off its ninth Global Dairy Congress in the Netherlands with a trip to FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre at Wageningen University.

patent watch

Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Study calls for improved access to low- and non-fat milk in low-income and non-white communities

Milk manufacturers need to work more closely with retailers in low-income and nonwhite neighborhoods to adequately stock and encourage consumption of skim and low-fat options, argue the authors of a...

Lactase persistence developed in Europeans later 'than previously thought': Study

Lactase persistence - the genetic ability to digest milk sugar lactose as an adult - developed in Europeans later "than previously estimated," an analysis of Bronze Age DNA suggests. ...

Oregon State University commercializes polymer that 'naturally thickens milk'

After decades of research, Oregon State University (OSU) has begun commercializing a natural dairy thickener with probiotic potential.

Patent watch

Abbott Labs files patent for ‘better tasting’ nutritional powders

Abbott Laboratories has filed an international patent for a process it says allows it to produce better-tasting powders with improved nutrient content.

HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY SPECIAL EDITION 2015

Chocolate milk sweetened with stevia or monk fruit 'acceptable' to US kids and parents: Study

Chocolate milk partially sweetened with stevia or monk fruit extracts is "acceptable" to both America parents and children, a study has found. 

Nestlé files casein infant formula patent for better insulin sensitivity

Nestlé has filed an international patent for an infant nutrition product with casein protein, which it said could be used to prevent metabolic syndrome disorders later in life.

Abbott seeks to patent fruit and vegetable powder for milk and yogurt

US infant formula giant Abbott Laboratories is seeking to patent a fruit and vegetable powder it developed to be mixed with milk or yogurt.

Mystery of disappearing Swiss cheese holes solved! There's not enough hay, says study

Scientists believe microscopic hay particles are behind the formation of holes in Swiss cheeses such as Emmental - a phenomenon long attributed to bacteria.

Prebiotics bring infant formula closer to ‘golden standard’ of breast milk: Review

There is growing evidence of the health benefits of adding prebiotics to infant formula, according to a review from Belgian and Russian researchers.

Obesity strategies ‘failing’ because they don’t focus on babies and mothers

Anti-obesity strategies from public health experts and governments are failing because they do not take in to account pregnant women and babies, and focus too much attention on children and...

Pulsed electric fields harnessed to kill Listeria monocytogenes in milk

An Israeli scientist has harnessed the power of pulsed electric fields (PELs) to kill Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in milk.

Special edition: Outsourcing

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

An trend for outsourcing science and research may be good news for contract research organisations (CROs) and open innovation partnerships, but does it mean that internal R&D is suffering?...

Could FAR-M camel milk coagulant be used to produce horse or zebra cheese?

Pure camel chymosin holds the potential to clot milk from other equus animals as well as donkeys, says an Italian food technologist.

'Serious implications for public health': Study finds organic milk contains a third less iodine

Organic milk contains nearly a third less iodine than conventionally-produced fresh milk, a British study has found.

Omega-3-supplemented formula leads to bigger children: Study

Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health....

One protein quality method needed in law, says dairy

A study comparing two methods of measuring protein quality has highlighted the need for one to be chosen and made EU law, says dairy player Volac.

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