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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.

Meta-analyses question calcium's efficacy for boosting bone health & reducing fractures

Two meta-analyses have questioned the efficacy of calcium supplements to boost bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fractures, but the data selection for the analyses has been...

Firm files health claim for probiotic and Herpes labialis recurrence

Italian dairy firm Granarolo Spa has applied for a health claim for a probiotic – prebiotic combination and the reduced recurrence of cold sores.

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Dairy debunked: Ingredients could benefit SE Asian physiology

For generations, Southeast Asia has been a black hole for dairy, mainly because lactose has been seen as incompatible with regional physiology. But that is changing, says Sharon Gerdes, a...

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Probiotics deliver significant defecation benefits in healthy people: Study

One of the largest probiotic clinical interventions has found significant improvement in gut health in healthy people.

Probiotics can change infant gut bacteria to prevent cow milk allergy: Study

Infants with allergies to cow’s milk can become tolerant after treatment with hydrolysed casein and a probiotic formula which alters their gut microbiome, according to a new study.

Relevance of probiotics research increasing with US yogurt demand: Dannon

As the US yogurt market develops, research in the field of probiotics is ever more relevant, says US yogurt giant Dannon.

Arla's protein-rich cake formula takes advantage of snackification trend

Arla Foods Ingredients is showcasing a new high-protein ingredient for cake mixes that the company hopes can take advantage of the 'snackification' trend.

Blue Hill plans another industry first with move into drinkable savory yogurt

With its gourmet savory yogurts now gracing shelves at 800-900 stores in the US, Blue Hill is now looking to challenge the nation’s palate again, this time with a new...

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More grab-and-go, high-protein breakfast items needed to fight chronic diseases, researcher says

New research showing high protein breakfasts can prevent weight gain, curb hunger pangs and stabilize glucose levels reveals unmet needs in the marketplace and opportunities for packaged food manufacturers, according...

Moderate butter intake increases LDL and HDL cholesterol levels: Danish study

Moderate butter consumption could result in higher levels of both 'bad' LDL and 'good' HDL cholesterol, the findings of a Danish study suggest.

Cross contamination role in Listeria outbreak from cheese

Cross contamination of cut and repackaged cheeses formed part of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 22 people and was linked to four deaths, according to a study.

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.


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.

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