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British Specialist Nutrition Association rings leadership changes

The chief of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is passing the baton after 11 years with the infant, elderly, gluten-free and other specialty foods group.

Enzymotec brings breast milk composition research under one 'umbrella'

Enzymotec has initiated a project to increase its understanding of the factors that affect the composition of breast milk.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland takes profit hit

Turbulent dairy markets hit profit margins at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the past year, although sales continued to grow and the development of a major milk processing venture remained...

Formula-fed infants exposed to greater levels of arsenic: Study

Formula-fed infants are exposed to greater levels of arsenic than those that are breastfed, US research suggests. 

EC suggests toddler milk marketing and composition 'commitments'

Manufacturers could help devise "self-regulatory commitments" on the composition and marketing of growing-up formula under a new European Commission "policy option."

French dairy Danone forecasts 'difficult and unstable' year ahead

With economic conditions expected to "remain difficult and unstable" in 2015, Danone has forecast organic sales growth of no more than 5% for the year ahead.

Mead Johnson to expand US infant formula capacity to meet online Chinese demand

Mead Johnson Nutrition plans to boost its US infant formula manufacturing capabilities to supply the e-commerce channels opening up between the US and China. 

Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry...

Production underway at Fonterra's first wholly-owned European plant

Operations have begun at Fonterra's whey and lactose plant in Heerenveen - the New Zealand dairy giant's first wholly-owned European ingredients facility.

New patented probiotic for Nestlé toddler formula

Nestlé and Swedish-based supplier BioGaia have announced the launch of a new toddler formula containing the patented probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis.

Fonterra tables offer for 20% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Beingmate

Fonterra has tabled its pre-agreed RMB 18.00 (US$2.88, €2.54) per share offer to acquire up to 20% of its Chinese partner Beingmate.

Patent-pending Mead Johnson formula boasts potential 'unexpected' brain benefits

US infant formula giant Mead Johnson Nutrition has applied to patent a "nutritional composition" it claims can provide "novel benefits...not possible with current offerings."

EFSA issues immune and gut health claim guidance; 'It will be better for all concerned'

EFSA has issued a long-awaited immune and gut health claim guidance document it says draws on years of dossier assessment and includes biomarker updates, but a leading consultant was left...

Probiotic strain counting: New method proposed at Probiota

A new method of quantifying probiotic content in products promises greater accuracy and efficiency, according to emerging research.

"The EU is the only region in the world where the use of the term ‘probiotic’ is banned.”

Probiotic sector chief: ‘I am ashamed how the EU is dealing with this’

The secretary general of a leading probiotic association has launched a stinging attack on the European Union health claims regime she said is discriminatory, confusing and shameful.

Insider: The three groups reached accord “surprisingly quickly”

3 into 1: Euro probiotics sector unites as sector sales drop 8%

Europe’s three biggest probiotic groups have united behind a new European chapter of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) to deal with the “critical” 6-year regulatory imbroglio that has seen an EU-wide...

Mead Johnson 'can't predict how or when' SEC China infant formula probe will end

Mead Johnson Nutrition cannot foresee "how or when" the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will conclude its investigation into the promotional practices of its Chinese infant formula business....

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Infant formula processing 'scan' could boost global output by 100,000 tonnes: NIZO

Infant formula manufacturers could collectively boost production by 100,000 tonnes a year by reviewing aspects of their operations, NIZO Food Research claims.

News in brief

Fonterra to reduce GlobalDairyTrade offering as milk production falls

Fonterra intends to reduce the amount of product it offers on the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction platform in response to a fall in milk production.

Australia

Researchers ‘astounded’ by results of probiotic peanut allergy study

A probiotic could hold the key to treating peanut allergies in children, researchers in Melbourne have found.

Probiota 2015, February 3-5, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

6 days to go! Probiota 2015 unveils game-changing innovation in pre- & probiotics

Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam is less than a week a way - a rare place where business leaders and leading researchers gather to transfer knowledge and innovation in the dynamic...

Arla boosts German dairy processing capabilities with €110m investment

Arla Foods has increased processing capacity at its site in Pronsfeld, Germany to support growing regional and international demand for butter and milk powder.

Arla Foods Ingredients to join GDT auction with lactose offering

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has joined the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) online auction platform as a seller, in a bid to become the world's leading supplier of lactose.

African probiotic project reaching 10,000 infants a day

The potential of probiotics to benefit maternal and infant morbidity and mortality is being shown in on-the-ground projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to lifelong researcher, maternal and infant morbidity...

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