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'Not the time' to educate consumers on whey protein fats: Volac

British dairy Volac believes there is "a lot to be said" about the beneficial phospholipids found in whey protein, but understands that now is not the time to begin educating consumers....

Dubai site 'reflects growth' in Middle East, Africa: Fonterra

Fonterra has opened a warehouse in Dubai to support increasing demand for its dairy ingredients in the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS region. 

Benefits of breast milk over infant formula ‘overstated’: Study

Breast milk may be no more beneficial than infant formula for 10 of 11 long-term health and wellbeing outcomes traditionally associated with breastfeeding, US researchers have claimed.

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA backs vitamin D for bones and teeth

Vitamin D is important for thenormal development of bones and teeth among babies, infants, children and adults, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found in a new article 14 opinion.

Mead Johnson awaiting conclusion of SEC China 'expenditures' probe

Mead Johnson Nutrition is still waiting for the outcome of a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe that could see it penalized on home soil for alleged promotional payments made by...

Glanbia quiet on Muscle Milk firm takeover reports

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has declined to comment on "speculation" that it is in advanced talks to acquire the American company behind the popular Muscle Milk protein drink brand....

Special edition: Pre and Probiotics

Probiotic call: Forget health claims (consumers have)

Probiotic players obsessed with winning health claims needn’t bother as consumers don’t value them anyway, a leading consultant says.

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NIZO helps identify UDA spray dryer fouling issues

With the help of Dutch research organization NIZO, US cooperative United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) has overcome fouling issues and now boasts “longer hours of operation” on its spray drying lines. ...

Danone struggling to claw back China share after last year’s issues

In spite of its increasing investments in China, European dairy major Danone is still yet to see signs of any recovery in baby formula growth and market share in China.

Danone quiet on medical nutrition division sale reports

French dairy giant Danone has declined to comment on reports that it has drafted in JP Morgan to advise on potential suitors for its medical nutrition division.

'Remarkable opportunities' in goat milk ingredients: Dutch JV

Goat Milk Powder BV believes there are “remarkable opportunities” in the infant formula, sports and adult nutrition sectors for its alternative milk ingredients.

News in brief

DairyAmerica and Fonterra end SMP export deal

US marketing cooperative DairyAmerica and New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra have called time on their 13-year old skim milk powder (SMP) export agreement.

Live from Probiota 2014

IPA calls for fresh global alliance in probiotics

The founder of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has called on the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) to work with it to develop the science and dossiers that can win...

Live from Probiota 2014

Data eater: EU probiotic yoghurt market to drop 4.5% by 2018; supplements on the up

The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor...

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Want the latest market information, and scientific insights in for the nutritional lipids and oils market? Then join us at our free online event, Nutritional Lipids and Oils 2014.

NZX granted US dairy derivatives trading approval

The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) has taken "another vital step" towards becoming a global player in the dairy industry by securing status as an authorised dairy trader in the...

EFSA publishes report that finds few benefits for infant formulas and other milks

Infant formulas fortified with nutrients like prebiotics and probiotics and omega-3s do not provide, “a clear benefit as compared to control formula”, says a report published this week by the European Food Safety...

“It's time industry started legal challenges against rulings like this.”

Danone-Nutricia busted in UK over infant milk ads in ‘bizarre’ ruling

A Danone-Nutricia TV campaign for its Cow & Gate fortified follow-on milk formula has been banned in the UK in a ruling one EU food law expert called ‘bizarre’.

Nestlé to build $350m infant formula plant in Mexico

Nestlé will plough $350m (€256m) into the construction of a new infant formula manufacturing plant in Mexico, as part of a wider $1bn (€732m) investment in the country.

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Nutricia India bribed doctors to prescribe infant formula, whistleblower claims

Danone Group subsidiary Nutricia India approved illegal payments to doctors across the country to promote and prescribe its baby nutrition products, a whistleblower has claimed.

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid...

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

‘Important implications for protein formulations’: Leucine-enrichment can boost low-protein beverages for muscle growth

Supplementing low-protein beverages with leucine can produce the same level of muscle synthesis in young men as a beverage with five times the protein levels, says a new study.

Italians target infants with donkey milk probiotics

Italian firm Eurolactis is ready to bring probiotic lactic bacteria derived from donkey’s milk to market, with infant formula makers in sight.

Abbott Laboratories cleared by jury in US Similac meningitis lawsuit

A US jury has dismissed claims against Abbott Laboratories that a bacterial contamination in one of its Similac brand powdered infant formula products caused a newborn child to develop meningitis...

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