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Infant nutrient found to lower hospital infection rate: Study

A protein that forms a key component of infant nutrition may play a significant role in reducing hospital-acquired infections in neonatal intensive care, according to US researchers. 

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New Italian-Swedish biotech network promotes probiotics

Four companies have come together to form the biotech network Sacco System, with probiotic quality one of their core focus areas.

Eat your ice cream? Study shows antioxidant ice cream can promote overall health

A study by the Department of Systems Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, suggests that the consumption of ice cream containing antioxidant-rich ingredients is potentially effective in...

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Probiotics & gene interaction mapped in fermented milk: Study

New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Dairy & cardiovascular risk link ‘unwarranted’: Study

Linking the nutritional makeup of dairy products to an increase in cardiovascular risk is ‘unwarranted’ as research uncovers no meaningful association.     

Dairy Quality Inc. launches all-in-one mobile solution for monitoring dairy herd health

Exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo this week in Madison, Wisconsin, Dairy Quality Inc. showcased Dairy Health Check, the company’s latest mobile technology for dairy farmers to better monitor the...

Study finds no objective link between dairy intake and risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers from the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center in Physiology of Obesity and Nutrition in Valencia, Spain, discovered that the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not objectively linked to...

Bar applications, RTDs continue to offer rich opportunities for dairy proteins, supplier says

Plant-based proteins might be the hot topic, but opportunities for dairy proteins continue to abound, according to one supplier.

California dairy farm gets closer to net-zero energy with installation of 7,840 solar panels

Joseph Gallo Farms, maker of Joseph Farms Cheese, has unveiled a new two megawatt (MW) solar array, the largest privately owned system installed on a California dairy, as part of...

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Afimilk launches calving alert service for dairy farmers

Afimilk Ltd, a global provider of dairy farm management solutions, has integrated a calving alert service into its AfiAct II cow monitoring system.

X-ray technology used in mining industry proves successful for controlling sodium levels in cheese, study finds

Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research a the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have developed a direct and rapid detection method for sodium (Na) in cheese. 

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Vitalus gets cash boost from Canadian government for prebiotic from milk permeate

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of C$10m ($7.6m) for Vitalus Nutrition Inc. to commercialize, VITAGOS, a value-added prebiotic.

Dairies could slash cleaning costs with AI cleaning system

The University of Nottingham in the UK is developing an artificially-intelligent (AI) sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely.

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

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.

How the sugar lobby paid scientists to point the finger at fat: JAMA

The US sugar lobby paid for influential research in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and coronary heart disease and instead point the finger at fat, according to...

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.

Probiotic mix shows cardiovascular benefits, for mice at least

A mixture of 8 bacterial strains may reduce inflammation in the vascular system and may protect against the development of atherosclerosis, says a new study.

Thermal imaging technology: What can it do for the dairy industry?

Swedish company Agricam has developed a thermal-imaging based product, AgriCam CaDDi Mastitis, which can directly detect the potential signs of mastitis when the disease is still in its infancy....

Dolce consortium to develop 'mystery' natural sweeteners

French ingredient supplier Roquette has teamed up with a German biotech company and a natural product specialist to develop and bring to market natural sweeteners and sweetness enhancers.

Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

Danish biotech firm Glycom has filed another application for a synthetic version of a compound found in breast milk, a development one infant formula expert said was promising.

Milk shelf-life can be upped by identifying microbes, says study

Researchers say that finding out which bacteria are in raw milk could lead to less food waste after assessing microbiota in raw milk at two large dairy processors in California.

Edible packaging from milk proteins to hit store shelves in three years, say researchers

Researchers are developing an edible milk-based protein alternative to plastic food packaging.

Don't have a cow? Perfect Day animal-free milk bids for slice of multibillion-dollar global dairy market

The word ‘disruptive’ is bandied around with wearying regularity in relation to food startups these days, but if anyone warrants this moniker, it's Perfect Day (formerly Muufri). Unlike the purveyors...

Calcium-rich fermented foods preferred in improving bone and heart health, study says

Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.

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