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Which 2 global health brands grew by $1bn in 2012?

Something probiotic? Omega-3? A diet cola? Nope. 

‘Terrific' Russia position boosts PepsiCo beverage business: Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the firm has a ‘terrific position’ as the top food and beverage business in Russia, where 10% organic revenue growth in 2013 helped offset weaknesses...

NHCR article 13.5 shakedown

Latest EFSA article 13.5 rejections down to “lousy science”: Consultant

There is no surprise in the latest batch of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) article 13.5 health claim rejections as the science presented in six dossiers was “lousy”, a consultant told us...

Nestlé facing Pfizer Nutrition re-brand under South African approval

The South African Competition Tribunal has approved Nestlé’s takeover of Pfizer Nutrition – but only under the condition that the acquired infant formula brands are licensed out and re-branded in...

First Milk ups farmer capital to fund added-value dairy future

British dairy processor First Milk is increasing the amount of capital that its farmer members are required invest in the business, in an attempt to speed up the growth of...

Guest article

Global digestive breakdown: Pre-probiotic yoghurt still number 2 in functional food

The probiotic and prebiotic sectors are tackling some serious issues around claim restrictions in the EU, but the global digestive health picture remains upbeat with yoghurts alone putting on $1.7bn this...

Nestlé deal saves day as core profits drop 30% at Swedish probiotics supplier

Core activity profit fell 30% in 2012 at Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia – although a cash-rich, five-year licensing deal with Nestlé kept overall figures high even as that very deal...

Probiotech and Microbiota 2013

Law veteran on EU health claim laws: “There is something quite wrong here.”

One of the EU’s most venerated food law experts stated the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) has become so convoluted as to be unworkable, at a Brussels congress...

SA anti-trust authority recommends Nestlé-Pfizer Nutrition deal

The South African Competition Commission has given its blessing to Nestlé’s $11.85bn global acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition – leaving it in the hands of the country’s Competition Tribunal to approve...

Editor’s blog

Probiotics sector forced to swallow the EU’s bitter health claims pill

On a train to Brussels to cover NutraIngredients’ Probiotech and Microbiota two-day probiotic congress, had me wondering of the sector mood now it has had its claims ripped up by...

Live from Probiotech and Microbiota 2013

EU food marketing expert: Consumers don't understand probiotic health claims ban

Most consumers know little to nothing about the EU health claim system, the European Food Safety Authority nor why a blanket ban has been imposed on probiotic marketing across the...

Danone rubbishes Yakult shareholding increase rumours

Danone has dispelled rumours that it is seeking to increase its stake in Yakult – declaring that it has no plans to mount a “hostile bid” for the Japanese company....

Baby powder shortage

Hong Kong takes strong measures as smugglers milk formula supplies

With the Chinese New Year fast approaching Hong Kong is in the midst of formula frenzy, leading authorities to devise new means to safeguard the supply of baby powder to...

White House petitioned to provide HK infant formula shortage ‘assistance’

More than 13,000 people have so far petitioned US President Barack Obama to provide Hong Kong with “international support” to help turnaround a current shortage of infant formula.

EU probiotic and antioxidant health claim ban called “absurd”

EU health claim laws that have banned the use of terms like probiotics and antioxidants because they are deemed to be implied claims, are “absurd”, a pressure group has said.

News in brief

Dannon extends Fellowship program to support next generation of probiotic researchers

A $25,000 scholarship is up for grabs from Dannon to support the next generation of researchers, with the company extending the focus for its probiotics fellowship program to include the...

Euromonitor “shocked” by EU probiotic decline

After years and even decades of healthy to rampant growth in the European Union, the probiotics sector has entered decline, with a flat economy and health claim ban seen as...

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

The European probiotic sector is bracing itself for tough times ahead in the wake of December’s  EU health claim ban for the sector, but the effects are yet to be...

Danone juice JV with Chiquita dogged by ‘mismanagement’: Industry source

With rumors emerging that Danone is selling its 51% stake in its fruit juice JV with Chuiquita Brands International, one industry source told BeverageDaily.com that the French firm was likely...

Arla plans 2013 production capacity expansion to meet export demand

Arla Foods plans to invest more than DKK 2bn ($357m) over the next 12 months to increase its global dairy processing capabilities, boost efficiency, and reduce its impact on the environment.

Dairy proteins will be ‘major pillar of growth’ in 2013 - Volac

Dairy proteins will be a “major pillar of growth” in 2013 as consumers seek out more convenient ways to consume protein, British dairy nutrition giant Volac has claimed.

Chr Hansen backs fresh probiotic immunity trial

Danish probiotics leader Chr Hansen, which ditched a €4m immunity trial for some of its probiotic strains last year, is participating in a new trial to determine if probiotics can...

Unique beverage Gizmo ‘transcends technology’: CEO

The co-founder of Gizmo Closures boldly claims that his company’s patented closure and ingredient delivery system ‘transcends’ technology, as it stands poised to enter the US market.

Global probiotics market to grow 6.8% annually until 2018

A new market analysis says the global probiotics market will surge by 6.8% a year for the next five years, driven by an Asia-Pacific, “expected to be the most prominent market...

Probiotic plus aloe shows cholesterol-lowering potential: Animal data

Combining probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG supplements with aloe vera may slash cholesterol levels by over 40%, suggests a new study with lab rats.

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