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Mead Johnson Nutrition to pay $12m to settle SEC China bribery charges

Mead Johnson Nutrition has agreed to pay $12m (€10.9m) to settle a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into the "promotional practices" of its Chinese business.

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Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Chinese scientists detect melamine in white gold using real gold

Chinese scientists have developed a method to detect melamine in milk and infant formula using gold nanoparticles.

“The comments received do not require any change to the conclusions of the NDA Panel.”

EFSA stands by CLA rejection

EFSA is standing by a CLA-weight loss health claim rejection despite an appeal that accused it of failing to evaluate submitted efficacy data from joint applicants BASF and Stepan Lipid...

European Commission looks to extend private storage aid for butter and SMP

Private storage aid (PSA) for butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) - introduced by Brussels in the wake of the Russian embargo - looks set to be extended.

Danone to swap Dumex China infant formula unit for larger stake in Mengniu

Danone plans to use proceeds from the proposed sale of its Dumex China infant formula business to increase its stake in Mengniu.

Arla Foods Ingredients’ Nutrilac helps turn acid whey from waste to value-added ingredient

Arla Foods Ingredients’ Nutrilac whey protein can help dairy manufacturers turn acid whey, a by-product of Greek yogurt and cream cheese production, from a hard-to-handle waste to a raw ingredient...

EFSA confirms safety of synthetic oligosaccharides in infant, follow-on formula

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed the safety of two synthetic oligosaccharides - opening the door for their use in infant and follow-on formula.

Child’s play: EFSA approves immune and metabolism health claims, rejects colic discomfort

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved three children’s health claims for immune health and energy-yielding metabolism but rejected a fourth infant claim for the reduction of gastrointestinal discomfort....

Fonterra slashes workforce by more than 500 'to remain strongly competitive'

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is reducing its workforce by more than 500 in the face of falling milk prices.

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.

Neighbouring Fonterra and A-ware plants get the royal treatment at opening

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands was on hand to officially open Fonterra's first wholly-owned and operated European ingredients plant. 

Mead Johnson cow’s milk allergy ad claims 'had been substantiated’: ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that challenged claims made in a Mead Johnson Nutrition advert on cow's milk allergy in infants.

Euronext extends dairy futures fee holiday in a bid to 'trigger' interest

Euronext has extended a trading fee waiver on its dairy commodity futures by an extra three months in a bid to "trigger" interest. 

Science short

Formula fat distribution affects baby fat distribution: Rat study

Replacing standard vegetable fats with a proprietary form in infant formulas can reduce the chances of infant obesity, an industry-funded study has found.

FrieslandCampina boosts Greek stocks to meet Grexit stockpiling demand

FrieslandCampina has boosted stocks of infant formula and condensed milk in Greece, where consumers are stockpiling food following the closure of banks.

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

Inside.... FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre, the Netherlands

Zenith International kicked off its ninth Global Dairy Congress in the Netherlands with a trip to FrieslandCampina's Innovation Centre at Wageningen University.

patent watch

Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Meal replacement regulation should consider consumers not just science: SNE

Any new regulation on total meal replacements should consider consumer expectations of taste and cost, not just science, says trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE).

NAN PRO-3 formula 'cleared' following insect larvae complaint: Nestlé India

NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula found to contain insect larvae was only contaminated "when moisture entered the packet," says Nestlé India.

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Synlait partners with Munchkin to launch Grass Fed infant formula

Synlait has sealed a deal to supply US firm Munchkin with infant formula that meets its new Grass Fed standard.

Going public with 1080 infant formula threat initially considered 'undesirable'

The New Zealand Government initially considered it "undesirable" for details of the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat to be made public.

FrieslandCampina shows 'commitment' to Nigeria with €180m share purchase

FrieslandCampina has paid €180m for an additional 13.03% stake in its Nigerian subsidiary, FrieslandCampina WAMCO.

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

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