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First EU-wide data offers ‘firm evidence’ of vitamin D deficiency

An estimated 13% of the EU population are vitamin D deficient, an EU-funded project providing the first internationally comparable data has found.

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

Danish dairy company Arla has announced it is partnering with the EAT international non-profit initiative.

Could a novel UV technology help battle vitamin D deficiency?

With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency. 

Yogurt is a suitable matrix to deliver vitamin K2, says study

Vitamin K2-enriched yogurt and soft gels are effective for booting levels of the vitamin, says a new study from The Netherlands.

Cow shed effluent converted to fish food

DairyNZ and Bay of Plenty Regional Council held a public open day on a dairy farm near the New Zealand coastal community of Katikati to demonstrate the on-farm trial of...

The Protein Challenge 2040: Dairy and plant players join the sustainability dots

Sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future has brought together the sometimes conflicting voices of the dairy and vegetable protein industry to meet its Protein Challenge 2040 – the world’s...

Cash available for NZ-China dairy research

New Zealand Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced a call for proposals for three multi-institution New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres to be supported as part of the new...

Pyreos to work with Bosch India on milk analysis

Pyreos, the UK-based passive infra-red sensor developer, has announced its technical co-operation with Bosch India for the joint development of milk analysis technologies.

Organic meat & dairy has more omega-3 but amounts aren't 'nutritionally relevant'

Organic meat and dairy products have more healthy omega-3 fatty acids according to a large meta-analysis review - but experts have warned the amounts are too small to actually have an...

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be best strategy for bone health: Study

Breastfeeding exclusively may not be the best strategy for bone health, results from the 5000-strong Generation R study have suggested. 

Ganeden sets up Probiotic Jumpstart Program to stimulate food and beverage innovation

Probiotic manufacturer Ganeden launched a program for companies to innovate with probiotics within the food and beverage industry.

Ingredion report shows power of clean labels

‘Cracking the Clean Label Code’, a study of 1,000 consumers, which was commissioned by ingredient provider Ingredion, promotes the clean label opportunity for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and...

Cargill forms pact to leverage ‘emerging opportunities for value-add dairy NPD’ in Russia

US agribusiness group, Cargill, and Iowa based feed additive supplier, Diamond V, have formed what they call a ‘strategic alliance’ to capitalize on the dynamism in the Russian livestock sector.

Consumers may add too much sugar to yogurt: French study

Consumers who add their own sugar to yogurt may be adding too much, according to a recent French study.

Arla Foods Ingredients holds annual seminar

At the recent Arla Foods Ingredients annual seminar in Beijing, Professor Yvan Vandenplas from UZ Brussel, Belgium, reviewed studies that have investigated useful alternatives to standard formulas made with cow’s...

This week Down Under

Study: No benefits for children from reduced-fat dairy diet

Australian research has called into question international dairy guidelines for toddlers, saying that the consumption of reduced-fat dairy has no additional health benefits.

Study shows adding milk protein to breakfast and lunch benefits seniors

Protein is a critical nutrient for building and maintaining muscle, and new research published in the January edition of The Journal of Nutrition has found that eating an even amount...

Nestlé and First Milk program looks for future dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Program.

New ISO standard for flow cytometry with probiotics

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and other dairy products, are used as probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Fonterra constructing Sri Lanka training farm

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka has announced the construction of its first demonstration and training farm in Sri Lanka.

Higher omega-3 content in fresh cow's milk reduces asthma risk, study finds

Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than pasteurised, homogenised or low-fat milk, say German researchers. 

Chobani exec: Connectivity online allows for better innovation

Connectivity is essential to innovation of new products in the modern age, according to Chobani Inc.’s chief customer officer Beau Mainous.

Low-protein infant formula not detrimental to mental performance: Study

Protein content of infant formula does not impact the long term mental performance of children, suggests research for the EU Childhood Obesity Project Group. 

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

More research at new UCD facility

The new Dairy Research and Education facility at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Lyons Research Farm in Ireland has been officially opened by the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

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