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European infant formula makers: We don't need more regulation

With the World Health Organisation (WHO) and respected British journal The Lancet recently calling for tighter regulation and enforcement to better control infant formulae marketing, Aurélie Perrichet executive director of sector group Specialised Nutrition Europe...

Special edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 hits €28bn in 2015 – growth predicted

The global omega-3 finished product market was worth €28 billion in 2015 and is set for pan-sector growth in the coming years to add €5bn by 2018, despite sustainability and scientific challenges.

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Kiwi whole milk powder prices buoyed by reduced Chinese stocks

New Zealand whole milk powder prices increased by 7% in May over the corresponding period last year, driven by decreased supply and increased export demand from China. 

WHO slams industry over breast milk substitutes

A new report says countries’ efforts to support breastfeeding in the face of infant formula promotion aren’t effective enough, but industry says it is playing by complicated and changing rules....

Which dairy companies make their mark in Kantar’s global top 50 brand rankings?

Kantar Worldpanel has published its 2016 rankings of the world’s most popular 50 brands, with Danone, Yili and Yakult among those making this year’s report.

Infant formula marketing: The Lancet calls for total social media ban

Respected British medical journal The Lancet says global infant formula marketing regulations need tightening – including a complete ban on social media channels.

Dairy Crest releases year-end financials

Dairy Crest revealed in its FY2016 results that revenue dropped by 6%, adjusted profit before tax dropped 2%, but profit before tax rose 23%.

Arla opens new production site in Senegal

Arla’s new Dano milk powder packaging facility is now operational in Dakar, Senegal.

Kefir can compete with Greek yogurt says Lifeway CEO as sales rise

US supplier of kefir cultured dairy products Lifeway Foods is expanding with probiotics supplements, and hopes to take over from the Greek yogurt sector, investors heard at the first quarter...

Yakult sees net sales growth

Japanese dairy products company Yakult has released its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2016, and they show an increase in net sales of 5.9%.

Experts react to ‘waste of money’ headlines against probiotics

A recent article posted on The Daily Beast went with the headline “Probiotics Are a Waste of Money for Healthy Adults.” The story itself is based on findings from a...

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US and Canada boost food safety cooperation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognised Canada as having a comparable food safety system.

Me and my factory

Glanbia gears up production to meet rising demand

Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s Alex Baker tells Noli Dinkovski how his sports nutrition production site is meeting growing demand.

Study says probiotics relieved stress for medical students at exam time

A probiotic given to Japanese medical students during the run-up to nationwide medical school examinations reduced stress among the students, according to a study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a...

Top 10 EU dairy exporters revealed in European Milk Market Observatory 2015 data

Which European country exported the most cheese in 2015? Which trading partner outside of the EU bought the most whey powder?The European Milk Market Observatory (EMMO) has published data on...

EFSA highlights high levels of suspected carcinogen in baby formula

Babies are exposed to almost ten times the acceptable levels of a potential carcinogen that has been found in infant formula, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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NutriScience Innovations offers new spray-dried form of lactoferrin

Connecticut-based NutriScience Innovations has launched a new spray-dried version of lactoferrin for supplements, foods and beverages.

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the...

Whey is clear answer in sports nutrition, expert asserts

You can say what you like about the benefits of mixing protein sources, but for sports nutrition expert Chris Lockwood, PhD, there’s only one way to the answer the cost...

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

Yashili’s Super α-Golden Stage formula launches in New Zealand market

Yashili’s infant formula Super α-Golden Stage is now available to New Zealand customers, with the product available in selected New World and Pak’n’Save North Island stores.

Canadian gov backs 40 centime probiotics to reach 1m Africans; invests €1.25m

A 40-centime probiotic powder sachet project that is permitting people to make 100 litres of nutrient-rich probiotic yoghurt or milk is boosting infant and child nutrition across sub-Saharan Africa, and...

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

Danone Q1 results in line with expectations

Danone has issued its Q1 2016 results, showing sales of fresh dairy products down compared to the previous first quarter of 2015.

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