Kraft Foods has filed an international patent application covering production methods for high protein spreadable cream cheese compositions that it says overcomes traditional textural or smoothness problems.
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.
The organic French yoghurt brand Vrai has been forced to pull one of its yoghurts after consumer pressure weighed in on its (legal) decision to use a non-organic aroma.
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 field of prebiotics and probiotics.
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 and mortality, professor Gregor Reid.
Minnesota-based Davisco has increased the production capacity and extended its BioZate product line, a family of hydrolyzed whey proteins that complements our portfolio of whey protein products for food and nutrition applications.
EFSA has very specifically refined what a low-calorie diet replacement regime should contain including a minimum of 600 calories and 30 g of carbohydrates per day. One observer said the opinion was more important than a health claim win for certain nutrients.
US probiotic market growth has been bolstered by big media investment, something yet to be seen in the EU, according to the Swedish firm Probi which just secured its largest transatlantic order to date.
Self-styled 'germvangelist' and microbiologist Jason Tetro says the probiotic industry is obsessed with technicalities and needs to venture back in time to access the innate, holistic power of probiotics.
168 human publications including 48 intervention studies, 20 observational studies, 12 meta-analyses, 13 reviews, and 75 other studies (bioavailability and mechanistic studies) have failed to convince the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that fat-free yoghurt and fermented milks can deliver weight loss benefits.
The term ‘probiotic’ could make a re-appearance on pots of yogurt on sale in UK supermarkets, if Italy is successful in getting approval for its use as a ‘generic descriptor’.
Infant formula makers are focused on immunity and cognitive health but should turn to essential vitamins and minerals where they could make easier progress with claims, says a consultant.
Nottingham University scientists claim to have shone new light on the intra-gastric behaviour of ‘aerated’ drinks with enhanced satiating properties that they say could be used to fight obesity.
PureCircle has launched a new stevia blend called Sigma-D to target non-fermented, sweetened dairy drinks and other dairy products in what it says is a breakthrough category specific launch.
Almendra says Europe’s beverage industry has been ‘particularly victimized’ by poor quality stevia to date as the company works to rewrite the narrative dismissing Reb A alone as a crude first-generation stevia.
A high intake of yogurt may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, suggests a new meta-analysis.
Probiota 2015 will return to Amsterdam next February, where global prebiotic, probiotic and microbiota focused industries and researchers will come together to bridge the gap between cutting edge science and business strategy.
“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today, referring to US market difficulties for the European sector leader.
A new review describing a variety of methods for the encapsulation of probiotic bacterial strains highlights the opportunities that better encapsulation technologies could bring for the market, but warns that the efficacy of encapsulated probiotics must be tested seperately.
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) is relocating to an unconfirmed US location from Europe in November. The group will replace executive director, Ioannis Misopoulos, who will remain in Switzerland.
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