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Study quashes claim probiotic reduces NEC, sepsis & death in preterm infants

There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found....

‘Europe needs innovation’: Kerry

Irish dairy giant Kerry has called for more innovation in the dairy sector, saying Europe needs it more than ever to counter a flat macroeconomic environment and dropping milk prices.

Healthy innovation from British start-ups: Cauliflower porridge, cinnamon water and quark

Is cinnamon water set to steal coconut water's crown, can quark ever rival Greek yoghurt and will cauliflower rice really replace oats for a healthy breakfast porridge? FoodNavigator met up...

#Probiota16 : Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is go! for scientific abstracts extended until December 14

Probiota 2016 in Amsterdam is extending the deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Frontiers competition to December 14. We've had 15 entries but our scientific panel wants to see more...

Far East digest

Wide-ranging B. longum BB536 study shows multiple benefits for elderly

A nationwide survey of middle-aged and elderly Japanese consumers has found that those who take probiotic milk have better bone health, are less prone to some diseases and remember more...

Quality control of probiotics is lacking, study suggests

A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that contents of many bifidobacterial probiotic products differ from the ingredients listed.

EFSA revaluates novel synthetic oligosaccharides: ‘May cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms’

Doses of lacto-N-neotetraose and 2'‑O-fucosyllactose in foods and supplements for children aged 1-10 years could mean intakes linked to mild gastrointestinal symptoms in adults, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said...

10% increased demand for formula expected from China’s relaxed baby policy

The relaxation of China’s birth policy has had little immediate impact on milk demand and its global prices, though a moderately increased demand for infant formula is likely.

“It is one of our goals to work more in the major regulatory decision-making centres."

Sterol & stanol giants join to boost cholesterol-lowering category

Six players – Danone, Raisio, Unilever, Cargill, BASF and Arboris – have formed a group to propel cholesterol-lowering plant stanols and sterols science into the media and policy spotlights to...

Infant formula sales drive a2 Milk Company to revise full year outlook

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has revised its full year outlook on the back of booming demand for a2 Platinum infant formula.

Fonterra to sell 50% stake in DairiConcepts to US partner Dairy Farmers of America

Fonterra is to sell its 50% stake in DairiConcepts, its joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), to the US dairy giant.

Average GDT dairy commodity price down for third auction running

Dairy commodity prices fell 7.9% at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction - the third decrease in average prices on the platform in a row.

#Probiota16 programme leaked; Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is open for business!...and science!...and more…

Digest the latest game-changing prebiotic and probiotic science; engage with 200 of your industry peers; debate with regulators and experts; assess start-up and major firm marketing and NPD moves; metabolise global markets; enjoy the best Amsterdam has to offer…...

More calcium needed in diets: Study

Most people could use more calcium in their diet, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Working dead? Nestlé scientists find heat-treated ‘zombie’ probiotics can boost immunity beyond the grave

Heat-treated probiotics may offer greater immunity benefits than their ‘live’ originals, according to just-published Nestlé Nutrition and Health research.

Exclusive interview: Simon Coveney, Irish Food & Agriculture Minister

Irish government sticks to milk mining guns as prices plunge

Seven years ago the Irish government backed a collaborative industry-academic milk mining project to add value to the country’s dairy sector. Some have questioned why commercially usable research results have...

Breast milk carbohydrates may prime babies for later obesity

Obese mothers may be paving the way for later obesity in their children through the transmission of ‘non-nutritious carbohydrates’ in breast milk, say researchers.

News in brief

Select Milk Producers to splash $250m converting denim mill into dairy plant

US dairy cooperative Select Milk Producers plans to convert a Texas denim mill into a US$250m milk processing facility. 

Permeate market will 'explode into life' once Codex standard set: Arla Foods Ingredients

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life” once a Codex Alimenatarius standard is adopted, says Arla Foods Ingredients. 

Beingmate to form JV with Korean dairy to produce special infant formula for China

Beingmate has joined forces with South Korean company Maeil Dairies to produce special medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market. 

Anchor has 'place to play' in mature and emerging markets: Fonterra

The Anchor dairy brand has a “place to play” in mature as well as emerging markets, says New Zealand dairy Fonterra. 


Milk scandal raises questions over China's new food safety law

Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring...

Infant formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii decontaminated with phage: Study

South Korean scientists have verified the ability of a phage to decontaminate infant formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

Global Dairy Trade average price falls for first time since early August

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) Price Index declined by 3.1% today - the first fall in the average price on the platform since the beginning of August.

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