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Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at...

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Yakult brings probiotic little bottles to Switzerland

Switzerland is the newest market for Japanese probiotic drink leader Yakult, which began selling there last month.

Arla launches capacity-increasing dry blend lactose

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) looks a step closer to becoming a "top player" in the global lactose market, following the launch of a capacity-increasing dry blend lactose product for the...

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Dairies 'taking hardline' on milk powder adulteration: PerkinElmer

Dairy processors are "taking a hardline to try to eradicate" adulterants, such as urea and melamine, from milk powder, PerkinElmer has claimed following the launch of its new DairyGuard milk powder analyzer....

Fonterra must show ‘willingness to learn’ from WPC botulism scare: Inquiry

Fonterra faces "serious global implications" unless it learns from the mistakes that led to the recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the committee overseeing an independent investigation into the...

SEC investigating Chinese infant formula promotion ‘expenditures’: Mead Johnson

Mead Johnson Nutrition has revealed that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is probing “certain expenditures” relating to the promotion of infant formula products by its business in China....

Probiotic cheese + low calorie diet shows weight and heart health benefits for obese

A low calorie diet plus daily consumption of a probiotic cheese may improve blood pressure and body mass index measures in obese adults with hypertension, says a new study.

Toddler milk sector welcomes EFSA rejection of toddler milks

The European group that represents manufacturers of milk products aimed at 1-3 year olds has welcomed last week’s European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion, even though it essentially rejected toddler...

EFSA flushes toddler milk claims

Fortified milks aimed at 1-3 year olds are no better nutritionally than regular foods, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded in a long-awaited opinion.

Chr. Hansen takes first shot at liquid probiotics

Chr. Hansen has announced the launch of its first liquid form probiotic with a broad target audience, available in a shot dosage which has already proved popular in Italy.

Danone slashes 2013 targets to cover WPC botulism recall losses

Danone has issued a profit warning for 2013 to account for the impact of Fonterra's recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, which the French dairy giant has claimed cost...

Danone Dumex vows ‘disciplinary action’ in wake of infant formula bribery probe

Danone’s Asian infant nutrition business, Dumex, has vowed to take “disciplinary action” against employees that bribed Chinese doctors and nurses in Tianjin to promote the company's products to the parents of newborns...

Danone, BSNA, FSA attempt to dispel infant formula aluminium contamination concerns

Danone, the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA), and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) have moved to dispel concerns about aluminium contamination in infant formula, after researchers discovered levels exceeding...

Insufficient evidence for Lactobacillus reuteri and colic, say researchers

There is not enough evidence to support use of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri to manage colic or prevent crying infants, according to a new analysis.

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‘100 milking robots’ in Ireland by December, says top scientist

Irish scientists developing automated $177,000 milking machines claim to have cracked the problem of pasture-based farms – a breakthrough that could free up farm labour and allow greater production of grass-fed milk.

Danone seeking €200m damages from Fonterra over WPC recalls

Danone has confirmed that it is seeking around €200m ($270m) in compensation from Fonterra to cover the costs associated with the infant formula product recalls it ordered in response to...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AT GLANBIA'S KILKENNY PLANT

Glanbia: We’re gearing up to meet ‘unrelenting’ Asian dairy demand

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has pinpointed infant formula-hungry Asia as “a key market” as it continues its preparations for the abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quotas.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH FOOD BOARD'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AIDAN COTTER

Hollywood actor Saoirse Ronan honoured for Irish food sustainability film

Irish film star, Saoirse Ronan, has been honoured by the Irish Minister for Agriculture for her role promoting food sustainability.

Fonterra, Danone in talks to resolve WPC botulism dispute

Fonterra has denied it has “any legal liability” to Danone in relation to its recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) contamination scare, despite being in talks with the French dairy giant over...

Nestlé lodges patent for lactoferrin diarrhoea supplement

Diarrhoea can be reduced via supplementation with milk protein, lactoferrin, according to a Nestlé patent published this month by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow...

Emerging markets such as India must reform to reignite dairy growth

Slowing dairy sales growth in Brazil and India during Q2 2013 means that reforms and infrastructure upgrades are likely necessary to reignite such emerging markets, according to Rabobank.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DAIRYGOLD INGREDIENTS HEAD TIM HEALY

Dairygold invests $176m to exploit end of European milk quotas

Dairygold is investing €130m ($176m) in Irish processing facilities to massively increase operations when EU restrictions on milk production are lifted in April 2015.

Nestle, Kerry, Glanbia take to Twitter at Irish food sustainability conference

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny joined executives from Tesco, Glanbia and the World Bank to address "Our Food, Our Future" in Dublin on Thursday September 26.

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

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