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Synergy sensory study tackles protein problems

Synergy Flavors has commissioned a sensory research program at North Carolina State University to examine how dairy proteins affect taste perception, with the aim of diminishing undesirable flavors.

Solae launches new high-protein soy nuggets

Solae has launched a high protein soy nugget with 90 percent protein on a dry weight basis, said to be the highest containing soy protein nugget on the market.

Gelatin plus soy protein may mask bitter taste of caseins

Bitter-tasting casein hydrolysates may find more applications if spray-dried with gelatine and soy protein isolate, suggests a new study from Brazil.

Dairy proteins again linked to blood pressure benefits

A combination of milk proteins may reduce salt-induced increases in blood pressure by about 10 mmHg, according to results of a rat study from Valio.

Arla unites R&D resources with new milk protein centre

Arla Food Ingredients has opened a new application centre in Aarhus, Denmark, consolidating its R&D facilities as part of its plan to double milk protein sales by 2013.

News in brief

Thirty years of infant formula regulations

The pro-breast milk lobby is highlighting the fact it is 30 years since WHO and UNICEF-backed regulations came into play to control the content and marketing of baby milk formulas.

Milk protein may protect premature babies from infection

Supplements of the milk protein lactoferrin alone or in combination with a probiotic the reduced incidence of infection in pre-term babies, says a new study.

More vitamin D for mothers, less for infants?

A new study at the University of British Columbia will examine whether increasing the recommended dose of vitamin D for pregnant women will increase levels of the vitamin delivered...

ASA censors ads for prebiotic-fortified infant formula

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that an advertisement for Aptamil Follow On infant formula may not continue to be broadcast because it implies it can stop children...

Dispatches from IFT

Whey- and flax-based emulsifiers target reduced cost

Glanbia Nutritionals has developed an emulsifier line for longer shelf life and cleaner labels in a move toward ingredients targeting added productivity and profitability, rather than just added nutrition.

Dispatches from IFT

Solae: Protein takes ‘evolutionary step’ with new ingredient

Solae have launched a ‘breakthrough ingredient’, combining high solubility, low viscosity, and a bland flavor profile for the beverage market.

Manufacturer says refinery tech aids whey process ‘purity’

A range of whey processing technology is designed to allow dairy groups to produce value-added ingredients with long-term reductions to costs and environmental impacts, according to its manufacturer.

First whey form meets sports testing standards

UK whey-based performance nutrition specialist, Volac, has become the first raw ingredients supplier to meet the stringent requirements of testing programme, Informed-Sport.

Textured whey protein could ease use of heat-sensitive ingredients

A textured whey protein concentrate can stabilize a cold-setting gel over a wide range of temperatures, according to new research from the US.

Functionality belying whey commodity concerns - analyst

Demand for whey-derived functional food and drinks claiming nutritional benefits remains undimmed despite an overall fall in sales last year for the dairy commodity, says an industry analyst.

Whey and lactose will survive private label push - analyst

The use of whey and lactose ingredients in finished products will not be significantly set back by a shifting retailer focus towards budget-priced private label goods, according to one global...

FSA keeps protein cap in place, industry objects

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday confirmed the implementation of a protein cap that limits products such as cereals being advertised to children.

Protein drinks expanding despite health scepticism - Zenith

Milk and fruit drinks enriched with proteins are growing beyond niche market of exercise junkies by broadening into other functional areas like satiety and clinical nutrition, according to Zenith International.

Arla finds partner to expand into US protein market

Arla Foods has announced plans to form a definitive partnership with a start-up company called Green Meadows Foods in the hope of capturing a leading share of the North American...

EFSA reveals milk protein safety conclusions

A new European review of the safety of proteins used in milk and dairy product formulation has found no link between their consumption and an increased risk to health, which...

Sweet whey targets ‘scaly skin community’

PL Thomas has launched a whey-based ingredient clinically proven to benefit psoriasis sufferers, although its marketing will feature a broader skin health sell that doesn’t venture into the territory of...

Protein maker extends dairy commitment with solid launch

Protein manufacturer Proliant continues to push ahead with its re-entry into the dairy sector through the global launch of a new ingredient it says can provide added value in food...

Bill would ban BPA in packaging for infants

A Washington State bill aims to ban chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in food or drink containers for children three and younger, including plastic baby bottles and cans of infant formula.

Whey protein promises nano-encapsulation of omega-3

The whey protein beta-lactoglobulin may spontaneously bind the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and offer nano-encapsulation potential for formulators.

Carbery boosts whey response

Irish dairy and ingredients group, Carbery, is promoting research employing its hydrolysed whey protein ingredient, Optipep, that it says demonstrates its superiority to regular whey protein in terms of insulin...

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