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Abbott non-GMO Similac infant formula a 'clear win' for consumers and shareholders

Abbott Laboratories' decision to launch two non-GMO infant formula products in the US is a "clear win for consumers and for shareholders," says environmental health advocacy group, As You Sow....

Prebiotics bring infant formula closer to ‘golden standard’ of breast milk: Review

There is growing evidence of the health benefits of adding prebiotics to infant formula, according to a review from Belgian and Russian researchers.

US hospital infant formula distribution 'declined markedly' from 2007 to 2013: CDC

The distribution of infant formula samples to breastfeeding mothers in US hospitals "declined markedly" between 2007 and 2013, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research shows. 

Abbott Laboratories launching non-GMO Similac infant formula in US

Abbott Laboratories is launching a non-GMO version of its popular Similac Advance infant formula in the US - a decision its denies was fuelled by pressure from campaigners.

EC rejects mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products

The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.

'Stay active in old age' - dairy targets the elderly

Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to a rise in elderly consumers in Europe by launching its Nutrilac Ageless whey protein and calcium ingredient, to boost protein content in yogurts and...

Finnish dairy Valio seals Australian lactose-free milk powder distribution deal

Finnish dairy Valio has sealed a deal that will give Australian manufacturers "easy access" to its low-lactose and lactose-free milk powders.

China

Party over for infant formula firms as China’s remarkable demand slows

The “easy money has been made” for Chinese and international infant formula companies as they prepare for the rush for powdered baby food to tail off over the next five...

Global Dairy Congress attendees will 'take away a genuinely global view': Zenith

With speakers from the likes of Fonterra, Lactalis and Yili, those attending this year's Global Dairy Congress in Amsterdam can expect to leave with a "genuinely global view of trends,...

Murray Goulburn dairy farmer owners back plans for AU$500m IPO

Murray Goulburn shareholders have voted in favour of listing the dairy cooperative on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Chinese breast milk discovery strengthens case for probiotics in infant formula: Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen has confirmed the presence of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in breast milk from Chinese mothers - a discovery it claims strengthens the case for adding probiotics to infant formula.

New Zealand treating 1080 infant formula contamination threat as 'live': MPI

New Zealand is treating the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat - detailed in blackmail letters to Fonterra and Federated Farmers - as "live."

BASF-Stepan CLA claim rejection fall-out

EFSA: Only national bodies can withdraw health claim applications

The EU’s central science agency has clarified health claim procedures after a furore over a CLA weight management submission BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition unsuccessfully attempted to withdraw from the...

Clinical trial proves effectiveness of 'sleep promoting' night milk powder: Synlait

Synlait Milk has commercialised a "sleep promoting" milk powder, produced using milk collected from cows in the hours of darkness, following a clinical trial.

Dispatches from the International Yakult Symposium

No health claims but probiotics remain on medical agenda

Probiotics are yet to win a health claim in the European Union but they continue to receive backing by various bodies for gastrointestinal issues like diarrhoea.

Arla, DMK whey processing joint venture ArNoCo reaches 100% capacity

Arla Foods' 50/50 German whey processing joint venture with Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK), ArNoCo, has reached optimum capacity. 

China considering ban on infant formula advertising: Reports

China is considering a ban on the advertisement of infant formula, according to reports from the country. 

One protein quality method needed in law, says dairy

A study comparing two methods of measuring protein quality has highlighted the need for one to be chosen and made EU law, says dairy player Volac.

40% Brits want calcium and vitamin D enriched products

There is substantial interest in calcium- and vitamin D- enriched products for improved bone health in the UK. But young people still don’t see the importance, says Canadean....

Further Asian infant formula recovery drives Danone Q1 sales boost

Further recovery of Danone's infant formula business in Asia drove a 4.8% like-for-like increase in Q1 group sales, the French dairy announced today.

Dairy commodity futures offer post-quota Europe a milk price 'safety net': Euronext

Dairy derivative futures can provide the European dairy sector a post-quota price "safety net," says Euronext.

“The new EC has spoken of better regulation and growth so we trust them to consider our position and argumentation."

IPA gathers forces in Brussels; seeks EC ear

The just-formed European iteration of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has met for the first time at its new Brussels base with Danone, Dupont-Danisco, Chr Hansen, Yakult, Probi and Lallemand...

UK blows whistle on sports supplement claims

The UK advertising watchdog has muzzled meal replacement, muscle building, metabolism, L-carnitine, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and other claims being made by a UK based online manufacturer-retailer as it continues...

Protein powders added to UK’s ‘basket of goods’

Protein powders have been added to the UK’s ‘basket of goods’ – a list of staple products and services used to calculate UK inflation.  

Tetra Pak 'reaped benefit' from acquired Danish filtration business in 2014

Tetra Pak has already "reaped benefit" from its 2013 acquisition of Danish membrane filtration technology manufacturer, DSS Silkesborg. 

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