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Nestlé to build $350m infant formula plant in Mexico

Nestlé will plough $350m (€256m) into the construction of a new infant formula manufacturing plant in Mexico, as part of a wider $1bn (€732m) investment in the country.

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Nutricia India bribed doctors to prescribe infant formula, whistleblower claims

Danone Group subsidiary Nutricia India approved illegal payments to doctors across the country to promote and prescribe its baby nutrition products, a whistleblower has claimed.

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid...

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

‘Important implications for protein formulations’: Leucine-enrichment can boost low-protein beverages for muscle growth

Supplementing low-protein beverages with leucine can produce the same level of muscle synthesis in young men as a beverage with five times the protein levels, says a new study.

Italians target infants with donkey milk probiotics

Italian firm Eurolactis is ready to bring probiotic lactic bacteria derived from donkey’s milk to market, with infant formula makers in sight.

Abbott Laboratories cleared by jury in US Similac meningitis lawsuit

A US jury has dismissed claims against Abbott Laboratories that a bacterial contamination in one of its Similac brand powdered infant formula products caused a newborn child to develop meningitis...

Enough goats' milk in UK to 'justify turning a dryer on'?: BSNA chief

In the wake of new legislation permitting the use of goats' milk protein in the manufacture of infant and follow-on formula, the head of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BNSA)...

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA approves iodine, iron, vitamin C infant health claims

The European Food Safety Authority has approved a raft of claims for under-3s including iodine and thyroid and cognitive function; vitamin C and iron absorption; and iron and haemoglobin formation....

Asian milk powder demand drove €120m Q4 deals: GEA

Increasing Chinese and Asian demand for dairy products afforded GEA €120m ($163m) worth of orders from European processors in the last three months of 2013 alone, the German processing technology...

Danone to sue Fonterra over WPC botulism recalls

Danone has terminated its existing supply contract with Fonterra and plans to sue the dairy exporter over the whey protein concentrate (WPC) Clostridium botulinum contamination scare that led to product recalls...

Calcium plus magnesium and lactulose may cut body fat levels: Study

A combination of minerals and prebiotic fiber may help reduce body fat mass in middle-aged women, suggests a new study from Japan.

Enzyme-treated whey gains online UK debut

A sports nutrition firm has become the first online-focused business in the UK to offer an enzyme-treated form of whey protein.

Biostime eyes China infant formula growth through Changsha Yingke buy

Biostime looks set to acquire Chinese infant formula manufacturer Changsha Yingke Nutrition - a deal it believes will further the success of its French-made ADIMIL milk powder range.

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed

Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy...

Probiotic blend benefits antibiotic users: Study

500+ Chinese hospital patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) have shown improvement after consuming a probiotic blend, a study has found.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

How is the US keeping up with SMP export demand?

The US is producing and exporting more skim milk powder (SMP) than ever - but at the expense of nonfat dry milk (NDM). DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger,...

Danone to 'Brogurt': New directions in functional dairy 2013

We cast an eye over key dairy NPD in 2013, as Powerful Yogurt flexes its ‘brogurt’ muscles and one startup hopes its German-style quark can sweat a new US dairy category.

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for...

'We're here to stay', says Fonterra after EU-sourced whey launch

Fonterra Europe has signalled that it is "here to stay", following the launch of its European-sourced whey protein ingredient, NZMP europro. 

Arla to debut British dairy at GlobalDairyTrade auction

Arla Foods hopes to “maximise the value” of British milk through the sale of skim milk powder from one of its UK processing sites on the GlobalDairyTrade international dairy commodity auction platform....

Danone WPC dispute talks 'not working out': Fonterra

Fonterra may still face legal action from Danone over the recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the New Zealand-based dairy cooperative's CEO has admitted.

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Casein protein can rival whey on applicability: FrieslandCampina DMV

Taking into account applicability as well as nutrition, FrieslandCampina’s dairy proteins division DMV believes casein protein can challenge whey protein in the formulation of certain healthy and functional dairy products....

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