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Dairy Health Check

In an increasingly health conscious age, dairy processors are looking to reduce the fat content of their products and make the most of the healthy components of milk. Adding further value to dairy products are functional ingredients like probiotics but health claim legislation is making it hard for companies to know how best to communicate health messages.

Real time PCR approach developed to detect Listeria

Researchers have developed a real time (rt-) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol for the rapid and reliable identification and quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

Russian manufacturers should target dairy-hungry over 55s: Canadean

Russian dairies are overlooking the opportunities that lie with older consumers, who eat traditional products such as kefir out of habit rather than for reasons of health or aging.

UN tightens regulation on lead in infant formula lead and arsenic in rice

The United Nation’s food standards body has adopted new maximum levels for lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice. 

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CytoSport launches organic Muscle Milk RTD in US

CytoSport has developed an organic variation of its popular, high-protein Muscle Milk RTD to meet increasing US consumer demand for organically-certified products.

BioGaia drives niche market for newborns with colic

TwoPac €1.7m packaging plant expansion for baby probiotics

TwoPac, a wholly owned subsidiary of BioGaia healthcare company, will invest €1.7m in a factory expansion in Eslöv, Sweden.

EFSA adopts essential infant formula composition opinion

EFSA has adopted its opinion on the essential infant formula composition following a period of public consultation which saw nearly 400 comments stream in on the likes of omega-3 form...

The Organic Protein Company eyeing 'healthy chunk' of UK whey market

Newcomer, The Organic Protein Company, expects to “steal a healthy chunk” of the UK whey protein powder market with its California-made, USDA-certified offering.

Milk digestion findings 'blueprint' for specialty dairy, drug developments

Fresh scientific findings on the structure of milk during digestion could lead to the development of more advanced weight loss drinks, formula for premature babies, and a new form of...

Brits moving to non-dairy pastures: Mintel report

There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...

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Five years 'reasonable time frame' for FAO DIAAS protein measurement adoption: Volac

It could take up to five years for the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) protein measurement method,...

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Amino acid balancing 'targets...the best paying components in milk'

DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss explains why the amino acid balancing of feed is "one of the most impactful emerging technologies" in the dairy sector.

Creatine-enriched, high-protein Cyclone Milk 'world's first': MaxiNutrition

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) brand MaxiNutrition has launched what it claims is the world’s first high-protein milk drink containing 3g of liquid creatine.

Mongolian dairy probiotics may alleviate allergies: Mouse study

Probiotics isolated from Mongolian dairy products could alleviate allergy symptoms through intestinal immunity and helper cell balance, research using mice has suggested.

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.

Obesity epidemic: Nearly one-third of the world is overweight or obese

Almost 30% of the global population are either obese or overweight, according to new trend data from 188 countries.

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Connecticut governor 'not supportive' of school chocolate milk ban

The Governor of Connecticut has vowed not to sign a bill passed by state lawmakers that would inadvertently ban chocolate milk from school lunchrooms.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

EU chia oil approval will open up 'limited' dairy use: Ingredia

The passing of European legislation on the use of omega-3 rich chia oil will open up the use of trendy chia in dairy products, Ingredia Nutritional believes.

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.

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Dairy processor hit with wastewater discharge penalty

Idaho Milk Products will pay a $170,000 penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations related to the discharge of wastewater, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.

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DairyGuard fights against milk powder adulteration

Precise, specific and reproducible results must be achieved when screening for known and unknown adulterants in milk powder, according to PerkinElmer.

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

Food safety research ‘non-competitive’, says Nestlé

Nestlé has called food safety research ‘non- competitive’ as it opens a facility to tackle the issue in China.

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Dannon teams up with Partnership for a Healthier America to boost nutrition profile of its yogurt

Dannon has pledged to boost the nutrition profile of its products after striking a deal with non-profit The Partnership for a Healthier America.

FDA shuts firm at centre of Listeria outbreak

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended the registration of Roos Foods, which is at the centre of a Listeria outbreak linked to the death of one person,...

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