Breaking News on Dairy Processing & Markets

News > R&D

Meta-analysis: Probiotic reduces infant skin disorders (but not asthma/wheezing)

The probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus decreases skin sensitivity in children that can reduce disorders like eczema, researchers have found after a scan of published studies – but other allergic ailments like asthma...

What is a health benefit? Researchers issue probiotic guidance for EFSA applications

An evaluation of all EFSA opinions relating to probiotics will help industry players better understand what sort of claims are accepted as a health benefit and which claims are not,...

WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

WhiteWave Services Inc. has filed a patent application for ‘light milk,’ a lower-calorie alternative to skim milk without a watered-down flavor and mouthfeel.

How does taste work? How our evolving understanding could lead to better food

Our understanding of how we taste is evolving, and with it, the opportunities to create foods that are tastier – and healthier.

Breastmilk gut bacteria discovery could boost infant formula development

‘Good’ gut bacteria may arrive in a baby’s digestive system direct from its mother’s gut via breast milk, Swiss researchers have found – a discovery they claim could lead to...

High intakes of dairy are associated with a significant decrease in the risk of type 2 diabetes, says meta-analysis

Can consuming dairy products reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes? The answer, according to a systematic review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition last week, is...

Higher dairy intake in elderly women linked to greater strength, less falls

Elderly women that consume “higher” levels of milk, yogurt and cheese are at less risk of a fall, new research findings have suggested.

Omega-3 rich infant formula may boost later intelligence: Study

Consumption of a DHA-enriched formula in infancy may be linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood, according to new research data.

Pasteurisation rival given green light for Indian milk

India’s food standards regulator has approved the use of SurePure’s proprietary liquid photopurification technology as an alternative process to thermal pasteurisation for milk and other dairy products. 

News in brief

Fonterra and IOF fund Indonesian female osteoporosis research

Fonterra has teamed up with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to fund research to examine the prevalence of low bone mineral density (BMD) among young women in Indonesia.


Is the clamour for publicity making a mockery of real scientific progress?

The need for scientific celebrity seems to have spread like wildfire in recent years, and it’s making a mockery of real scientific progress.

Habits, not cravings, drive food choice during times of stress

People who eat during times of stress seek out food they consume through habit - regardless of how healthy or unhealthy that food may be, say researchers.

Mooofins & DayBreakers: Student concepts give ‘excellent thought starters’ for innovative dairy-based breakfast products

Dairy-based, quiche-like muffins and an American twist on gulabjamun took the top two spots on the Dairy Research Institute’s New Product Competition podium, as the product developers of tomorrow provided...

Iodine and essential element levels lower in organic milk, says study

Levels of iodine and other essential trace elements, including zinc and selenium, are lower in organic milk than in conventionally-produced milk, a team of Spanish researchers has discovered. 

Sweetened milk consumption 'undermines' child diet quality, says Havard expert

The industry-encouraged consumption of sweetened, reduced-fat, flavored milk by children as an alternative to plain whole milk “undermines diet quality,” a Harvard pediatric health expert has claimed.

Identifying complementary cheese, beer pairings key to develop appropriate matches: Study

Understanding what drives consumer preference for cheese and beer pairings is essential to improve the ability of cheese makers and brewers to develop appropriate matches, a team of Italian researchers...

Thermoformed bottle cap use could reduce US dairy industry carbon emissions: study

The adoption of thermoforming technology to manufacture milk bottle caps could help to reduce the US dairy industry’s carbon footprint, researchers from the University of Arkansas have claimed.

Fraunhofer leads EU project to develop water-efficient, sustainable dairy wastewater treatment system

German research institute, Fraunhofer, is leading a project to engineer an electrochemical water treatment system for dairy processors – a development it expects will be offer greater efficiency in terms...

Say cheese! Researchers claim eating cheese could help prevent tooth cavities

Eating cheese and other dairy products may help to protect teeth against cavities by maintaining baseline acidity levels in the mouth, a team of Indian researchers has discovered.

Camel milk inhibits growth of colon cancer cells, find researchers

A component of camel milk may stop the growth of colon cancer cells, according to a study.

Lower infant formula protein levels may offer obesity protection - Nestlé-backed study

Follow-on formula with protein levels closer to that of breast milk may offer “high risk” infants additional protection from obesity later in life, a Nestlé-backed study has claimed....

Calcium supplements linked to lower death risk for women: Study

Daily supplements of calcium up to 1000 mg may be associated with reduced mortality for women, says a new study from Canada.

Prebiotic infant formula yields breast milk-like infant microbiota: Study

Infant formula infused with prebiotic oligofructose-enriched inulin results in an infant microbiota that is closer to that of breast milk fed infants during the first four months of life, a...

Misdiagnosed cow’s milk allergy in infants ‘potentially harmful’ - study

Parents and doctors must be more aware of the importance of objectively diagnosing milk allergies in infant to “prevent potential nutritional deficiencies,” according to a team of Israeli researchers.

The true taste of strawberry: Researchers reveal mechanism to allow biosynthesis of key aroma compound

Molecular analysis has revealed a new route for the biosynthetic production of key strawberry aromas that may help industry produce products with 'the true flavour of strawberry', researchers have revealed.

Key Industry Events


Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...