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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.

Patent watch

Abbott Labs files patent for ‘better tasting’ nutritional powders

Abbott Laboratories has filed an international patent for a process it says allows it to produce better-tasting powders with improved nutrient content.

Insect claim consumers declined to provide NAN follow-on formula for analysis: Nestlé India

The Indian consumers behind claims insect larvae were found in a pack of NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula “declined” to provide the product for analysis, says Nestlé India.

Nestlé files casein infant formula patent for better insulin sensitivity

Nestlé has filed an international patent for an infant nutrition product with casein protein, which it said could be used to prevent metabolic syndrome disorders later in life.

Technology 'excludes the possibility' of insects surviving in NAN follow-on formula: Nestlé India

Technology used to produce NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula "excludes the possibility" of insects surviving in packaging, says Nestlé India. 

CFIA urges Canadian consumers to check infant formula for 'tampering'

Canadian consumers that purchase infant formula are being urged to check packs for signs of tampering and product substitution.

Israeli start-up has novel approach for grasshopper shakes

Israeli insect start-up, Steak TzarTzar, aims to target the Western sports nutrition market with its grasshopper protein powder - competitively priced thanks to grasshopper sales in Africa.

More than half Similac Organic ingredients 'not allowed in organic foods': US lawsuit

Three US consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, claiming its Similac Advance Organic infant formula contains 26 ingredients not permitted in organic food.

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. 

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