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Study quashes claim probiotic reduces NEC, sepsis & death in preterm infants

There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found....

‘Think outside the shake’: Protein Pow takes protein home baking to supermarket shelves

UK start-up Protein Pow has secured a host of retail listings including Tesco for its home-baking nutrition powders.

Dairy companies can build trust through transparency

If dairy manufacturers want to build trust with consumers, improving transparency will go a long way, according to the Center for Food Integrity.

#Probiota16 : Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is go! for scientific abstracts extended until December 14

Probiota 2016 in Amsterdam is extending the deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Frontiers competition to December 14. We've had 15 entries but our scientific panel wants to see more...

Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be...

Adulteration screening project inspired Milk Fingerprinting development: Fonterra

Fonterra's work with FOSS and Arla Foods on a method to screen for adulterants served as a foundation for the development of its award-winning Milk Fingerprinting technology. 

Milk fat improvement starts at the agricultural level

As higher quantities and qualities of milk fat become trendier, the demand will likely become greater. How can the industry meet this demand? It will likely take vast improvements on...

Low-fat diet not helpful for long-term weight loss: Study

Those who eat a low-fat diet may have a harder time losing weight and keeping it off over time, according to a recent study.

Novel food regulation to be written into EU law books

A vote this week from the Council of the EU means the updated novel food regulation will soon be written into EU law books.

Unhealthy snacks heavily advertised to children: UConn study

A study claims that while snacks in schools are getting healthier, snack companies are still targeting children with unhealthy snacks.

The emotions of yogurt: Study finds vanilla makes people happy

A study suggests consumers have positive emotional responses to yogurts that are vanilla-flavored or low in fat.

New tool detects lactose content in seconds

Novozymes has launched a tool to quickly detect the lactose content of milk, allowing producers in emerging markets without costly lab equipment to tap into the free-from trend. 

Working dead? Nestlé scientists find heat-treated ‘zombie’ probiotics can boost immunity beyond the grave

Heat-treated probiotics may offer greater immunity benefits than their ‘live’ originals, according to just-published Nestlé Nutrition and Health research.

Exclusive interview: Simon Coveney, Irish Food & Agriculture Minister

Irish government sticks to milk mining guns as prices plunge

Seven years ago the Irish government backed a collaborative industry-academic milk mining project to add value to the country’s dairy sector. Some have questioned why commercially usable research results have...

More whole milk can help avoid metabolic syndrome: Study

Although official dietary guidelines have advised against excessive consumption of whole fat milk for years, a study said it may be a good idea to include full-fat dairy products in...

Breast milk carbohydrates may prime babies for later obesity

Obese mothers may be paving the way for later obesity in their children through the transmission of ‘non-nutritious carbohydrates’ in breast milk, say researchers.

Yakult study calls for further probiotic research on aflatoxin toxicity

Further research is warranted into the preventative effects of probiotics against aflatoxin toxicity, a cause of liver cancer, a Yakult-funded study has highlighted.  

Infant formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii decontaminated with phage: Study

South Korean scientists have verified the ability of a phage to decontaminate infant formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Fonterra wins innovation award for Milk Fingerprinting development

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been recognized for the development of its Milk Fingerprinting technology. 

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Caesium-137 'virtually not present' in infant formula produced near Fukushima: Study

Artificial radionuclide caesium-137 is “virtually not present” in infant formula produced in countries within the vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a study has found.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Sat fat debate: ‘Butter is not back’, warn authors of new review

Replacing intake of dietary saturated fat with unsaturated fats may still be the best for heart health, according to new Harvard review that warns against increasing intake of saturated fats.

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Nestlé Pakistan: Research is one of the first steps towards food safety

Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.

Cheese genes can be easily swapped, French scientists say

Genes can be transferred from one species of cheese Penicillium fungi to another, according to French researchers.

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