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Brits moving to non-dairy pastures: Mintel report

There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...

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Fonterra never checked Sanlu's dairy products prior to deadly China melamine crisis, study warns

Decentralized milk supply chains were largely to blame for the melamine scandal that bankrupted China’s Sanlu in 2008, but its partner Fonterra's experience ‘did not appear helpful’ in stopping deadly...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

Five years 'reasonable time frame' for FAO DIAAS protein measurement adoption: Volac

It could take up to five years for the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) protein measurement method,...

SNE chips in on EFSA’s infant formula draft opinion

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) said it was disappointed that certain nutrients were deemed "unnecessary" in the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) recent draft opinion on infant formula. ...

US infant formula hospital stance 'confuses' domestic law and WHO Code: UNICEF, PAHO

The International Formula Council (IFC) "confuses" US law and the WHO Code when defending the practice of supplying free infant formula samples for hospital discharge bags, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and...

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Amino acid balancing 'targets...the best paying components in milk'

DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss explains why the amino acid balancing of feed is "one of the most impactful emerging technologies" in the dairy sector.

WPC recall-impacted Nutricia NZ reports 97% profits drop

Nutricia Limited, the Danone-owned New Zealand infant formula business hit by last year's Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, reported a 97% drop in profits in 2013.

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this...

FDA publishes safety-driven infant formula manufacturing final rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a set of manufacturing guidelines designed to ensure infant formula products produced for domestic sale are “safe and support healthy growth.”

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more...

GEA, DTU develop mathematical model to boost milk powder output

In advance of the upcoming European Union (EU) milk quota abolition, GEA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a mathematical model they claim can increase powdered milk...

Not on our turf, says NHS, as boycott has Nestlé-sponsored event cancelled

A Scottish public health conference has been cancelled after senior NHS figures urged attendees to boycott the event in protest against its commercial sponsor, Nestlé.

Three meal spread finding could open up high-protein market: Volac

Fresh scientific claims, that spreading protein intake evenly across meals can optimize the sustainability and growth of muscle, could broaden "mainstream opportunities" for high-protein products, says Volac.

US hospital infant formula sample giveaways 'not violation of WHO Code'

The International Formula Council (IFC) has dismissed claims that the US practice of providing free hospital discharge bags containing samples of infant formula is in violation of the International Code...

China cuts number of permitted imported infant formula brands to less than 100

Just 94 foreign infant formula brands have so far been given approval for sale in China under new regulations - down from reportedly more than 800.

Spanish probiotic to feature in 10 EU countries for mastitis

Spanish supplier Biosearch Life has signed a deal with an Austrian pharma firm to supply its breast milk probiotic-based strain to food supplements in 10 central and eastern European countries.

DuPont wins rare European probiotic gut health claims

DuPont-Danisco has won official approval for probiotic-based gut health claims based on its strains in Switzerland after working with a local retailer.

One-third of Chinese infant formula production permits not renewed: SFDA

Production permits held by more than one third of China's infant formula manufacturers have not been renewed, following a six-month campaign to boost the standard of domestically-made products.

News in brief

Devondale Murray Goulburn unveils AU$19m infant formula powder investment

Devondale Murray Goulburn, Australia’s largest dairy cooperative, hopes to meet increasing global demand for infant and follow-on formula with a AU$19m (US$17.5m, €12.9m) expansion of its Koroit plant....

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

Game of spoons: France’s 144,000 tonne, €420 million probiotic yoghurt health claim hit

France’s formally buoyant multi-billion euro probiotic yoghurt market will shed €420m between now and 2018 directly because of tough EU health claim laws, according to new analysis that isolates ‘the health claims...

Nestlé working with Saudi officials to 'harmonize' infant formula prices

Nestlé is working with Saudi Arabian authorities to "harmonize" infant formula prices following the launch of an investigation into alleged "synchronized" price hikes by the sector's biggest players....

Global probiotics business is booming, while Europe focuses on blends and 'piggybacking'

Strong growth in the Americas and Asia is helping the probiotics industry to strong success, while the European market recovers from regulatory challenges by focusing on blends and 'piggybacking claims',...

Infant formula marketing practices behind breastfeeding decline: IBFAN

Breastfeeding rates have declined significantly in Asia as a result of intensifying competition in the infant formula sector, according to a report from the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

EFSA commits to fresh gut and immune health claim guidance

The EU’s central food science agency will next month open a consultation on immune and gut health that will inform a revised guidance that could come before year’s end and...

Unnamed infant formula firms facing fines for Saudi Arabian price hikes

Saudi Arabian authorities have warned seven domestic and international infant formula manufacturers and importers that they face severe penalties for illegally driving up the price of their products.

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