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Vitalus gets cash boost from Canadian government for prebiotic from milk permeate

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of C$10m ($7.6m) for Vitalus Nutrition Inc. to commercialize, VITAGOS, a value-added prebiotic.

Danone considers calling time on Dumex infant products in Vietnam

Danone is reported to be considering a gradual withdrawal of its Dumex infant nutrition products from Vietnam.

US dairy groups gain international support to call out Canada’s dairy trade restrictions

Dairy organizations in the US, Australia, the EU, Mexico, and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing "indignation" about Canada's recent actions to...

Protein boosts muscles but not cycling performance: Study

Protein supplementation during intensive cycle training increases muscle growth and improves heart rate, but does not have a measurable impact on performance, according to a study.

Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study

Achieving nutritional adequacy for infants is “almost impossible” without using young-child formulae and supplements, according to diet models created by Danone-backed researchers.

Colorado-based Healthy Skoop launches sleep-inducing protein powder

The L-Tryptophan-powered shake powder was designed to be what founder Dr. James Rouse calls a sustainable solution to sleep problems.

Whey protein may provide benefits for Parkinson’s patients, finds Thai pilot study

The first placebo-controlled study to test whey protein in people with Parkinson’s disease has found consumption may benefit certain biomarkers.

Probiotic mix shows cardiovascular benefits, for mice at least

A mixture of 8 bacterial strains may reduce inflammation in the vascular system and may protect against the development of atherosclerosis, says a new study.

Wheat protein rivals whey for muscle growth, study suggests

Hydrolysed wheat protein has shown muscle maintenance properties that compare favourably to whey protein in a study that demonstrates its efficacy amongst the elderly population.

Alkaline water brand could increase health benefits of milk powder

High-quality drinking water from Australia is being touted as a perfect companion product to help quench China’s thirst for “clean and green” infant milk powder.

a2 Milk Company to expand nutritional range amid soaring infant formula sales

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company has signalled its intention to branch out from infant formula into a broader range of dairy-based nutritional products – with the burgeoning China market very...

Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

Sales at Chinese infant nutrition firm Biostime dropped by 14% in the first half of 2016 to RMB1.46bn (US$220m), with the Biostime brand – which accounts for 86% of the...

Mimicking human breast milk: Another novel synthetic formula ingredient on the horizon?

Danish biotech firm Glycom has filed another application for a synthetic version of a compound found in breast milk, a development one infant formula expert said was promising.

Synlait and a2MC sign infant formula deal

New Zealand companies Synlait Milk and The a2 Milk Company have announced a supply agreement for the production of a2 Platinum infant formula.

Supplement firm adds probiotic to product for colicky babies

Wellements, an Arizona supplement company, has put a new twist on a legacy category by introducing a probiotic gripe water.

Arla Foods signs Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria to boost dairy sector

Arla Foods has entered a strategic agreement with the federal government of Nigeria to help strengthen and expand the country's dairy industry. 

Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 2016 half year results

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group based in Ireland, has announced its results for the six months ending July 2, 2016.

ESSNA set to strike on protein spiking

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) will in weeks finalise its guidance on so-called ‘protein spiking’ - the controversial practice of falsifying product protein content via nitrogen manipulation.

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AnaBio looks to dairy for encapsulation

AnaBio Technologies Ltd. is an Irish company providing encapsulation and commercial contract manufacture for the stabilization of food, pharmaceutical and animal health products.

Consuming foods with plant sterols plays a role in managing heart health, says Nestlé Malaysia

Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the UKM Medical Centre show that Malaysians in their 30s are now more likely to have arteries similar to a person aged 70 due...

Cold War thaw? ASA upholds Taywell Ice Cream complaint from rival Perfect World

Ice cream maker Taywell breached health claim rules according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in what was the conclusion of a dispute between Taywell and rival ice cream...

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Midfield Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia to create dairy plant in South Australia

Australian agribusiness Midfield Group and merchants Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Company Asia, have announced a joint venture for the construction,...

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NIZO name Villaume Kal as new CEO

NIZO food research, a Dutch-based global contract research organization for companies in the food and health industries, has announced that Villaume Kal has been appointed the new CEO.    

Whey maker gets warning on inflammation claims

A recent warning letter issued by the Food and Drug Administration makes clear the danger marketers run into when using the words “inflammation” and “chronic” in the same breath, even...

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