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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.

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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.

“This has to be one of the most stupid regulatory rulings that I have seen.”

Benecol blood boils after cholesterol ad lanced

Cholesterol-battling plant stanol-based Benecol has been busted in the UK for exaggerating TV advert claims even though they were based on UK National Health Service (NHS), British Heart Foundation (BHF)...

Nestlé quiet on latest Danone medical nutrition takeover 'market rumors'

Nestlé has declined to comment on "market rumors" that it is in advanced talks with Danone to acquire the French dairy's medical nutrition division.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Prinsen protein powder for women 'doesn't feel like..a recovery drink'

Dutch food firm Prinsen has developed a chocolate-flavoured whey protein powder that it claims will appeal to women because it “doesn’t feel like…a recovery drink.”

Danes back nutrient-rich African camel milk expansion

Danish supplier Chr Hansen has launched a forum to disseminate and share information on camel cheese and milk production to generate global support and potential revenue for small-scale camel owners...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Don't focus simply on Neomil 1 infant formula caesarean claims: Rontis

Rontis has urged potential distributors not to focus entirely on the claim that its Neomil 1 product is the "best choice" infant formula for babies born by caesarean section....

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy propose Chinese infant formula JV

FrieslandCampina and Huishan Dairy have revealed plans to establish a joint venture to manufacture and market a new brand of infant formula in China.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Marketing whey protein to the elderly 'challenging': Davisco Foods

The role of doctors and dietitians in the education of the elderly on the benefits of protein for healthy ageing is key, US whey protein manufacturer Davisco Foods International told...

‘Cost savings and quality of life improvements’: Meta-analysis supports probiotics for common cold

Consuming probiotics may decrease the duration of common upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) by up to a day, compared to placebo, according to findings published in the British Journal of Nutrition ....

US COMMODITIES CORNER

US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities...

Devondale Murray Goulburn to invest AU$127m in 'dairy future'

Australian cooperative Devondale Murray Goulburn plans to plough an additional AU$127m (US$118m, €85m) into its "dairy future" with investments in cheese, infant formula and dairy beverages....

Danone Nutricia set to acquire NZ infant formula operations

Danone subsidiary Nutricia looks set to add additional infant formula manufacturing and packing capacity to its existing operations in New Zealand through the acquisition of two firms.

Abbott rejects shareholder call for GMO labeling on its products

An Abbott Laboratories shareholder proposal to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in its Similac infant formula range received about 5% of the vote, and has been rejected by the company.

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