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Functional food and supplement manufacturers urged to get creative with whey protein offerings

South East Asia functional food and supplement firms need to help educate consumers that whey protein isn’t just for body builders, and formulate new products that can help treat the...

Sell-up: Analysts predict more gloom for infant formula firm Bellamy’s as shares slump continues

Replacing CEO Laura McBain hasn’t seen the end of financial turmoil at Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s with shares continuing to slide amid gloomy forecasts from analysts.

Chinese dairy group opens South Australia formula facility

The first stage of Blue Lake Dairy Group’s A$65m (US$48.8m) processing plant at Tantanoola in South Australia has been officially opened.

Danone-Nutricia RCT backs ‘toddler milk’ for improved iron & vitamin D status

Daily consumption of fortified toddler milk helps to improve the nutritional status of children and can reduce deficiencies in iron and vitamin D, a new randomised trial has found.

Shares down as Bellamy’s returns to trading

There have been changes at Australian formula makers Bellamy’s as CEO Laura McBain has stepped down and been immediately replaced with former COO Andrew Cohen taking over in a temporary...

Chinese domestic formula companies floundering amid stiff competition

With more than 100 infant milk powder manufacturers established and thousands of product lines launched in the last 30 years, overcrowding in the segment appears to have hit Chinese businesses hard.

Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s facing boardroom battle

Australian infant formula firm Bellamy’s is facing further turmoil after a major shareholder demanded the removal of four of the company’s board directors.

€50m loan for Polish dairy Mlekpol

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50m ($52.2m) to dairy cooperative Mlekpol, Poland’s largest dairy manufacturer, for the construction of a powdered dairy production plant in Mrągowo, eastern Poland. ...

Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms announce merger

US companies Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms have announced a merger agreement.

Aussie infant nutrition firm Bubs targets Asia growth after stock market flotation

Bubs, an Australian infant formula and nutrition firm, has launched on the Australian stock exchange after raising $5.15m in a share deal.

Babies shouldn’t be fed with unscreened donor breast milk, US pediatricians warn

The use of unpasteurized donor milk and other forms of direct, internet-based, or informal human milk sharing is not recommended, American Academy of Pediatrics wrote in its latest policy statement.

What the future holds for dairy in 2017, according to 1,700 registered dieticians

The future is overwhelmingly in plant-based eating and drinking consumer consumption patterns, a recent survey of more than 1,700 registered dieticians revealed.

FDA requested to relabel plant-based ‘milk’

US lawmakers and congressmen have urged the FDA last week in a letter to relabel plant-based products, as they believe that the use of the term “milk” by manufacturers is...

Multi-strain probiotic could aid gut health – even if you’re healthy

A daily dose of multispecies probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy people, according to new observational data.

Danone & WhiteWave merger cleared by European Commission with divestment of ‘growing-up milk’ in Belgium

The acquisition of WhiteWave by international dairy giant Danone has received final clearance by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

Federal court shoots down slack-filled container allegations against Muscle Milk

Muscle Milk has dismissed allegations in a New York federal court that it was intentionally underfilling its protein powder products by 30% in non-transparent containers.

FDA drafts recommendations on handling substances that come in contact with infant formula and breast milk

A new FDA draft guidance has been issued to provide more specific information on how to conduct safety assessments for food contact substances (FCSs) that come into contact with infant...

Westland shareholders told of company ‘failure’ to be industry competitive

New Zealand dairy company Westland Milk Products’ shareholders heard at their recent annual general meeting that while the company’s business strategy was sound, its delivery had been poor.

Positive consumer reviews, practitioner recommendations help Kabrita expand goat milk formula sales

Kabrita USA cuts through the competition in the infant and toddler formula category to earn shelf space and parents' trust by cultivating consumers' positive reviews and healthcare providers' recommendations. 

China infant formula uncertainty claims another victim: Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson deal scrapped

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement signed in March to supply infant formula to Asia.

Soy and dairy protein blend may attenuate aging-related muscle loss

Older men supplemented with a blend of soy and dairy proteins experienced similar responses in muscle synthesis as those supplemented with whey protein isolate, according to a new study.

Study supports safety & effects of human milk oligosaccharides in healthy adults

Supplements containing specific human milk oligosaccharides from breast milk may selectively modify the gut microbiome in health adults, says a new study that also supports the safety and tolerability of...

Valio to sell lactose-free milk powder in China

Finnish dairy company Valio has started exporting lactose-free consumer milk powder to China.

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

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