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Dairy Health Check

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.

Arla Foods Ingredients breaks into weight management with low calorie yogurt solution

Arla Foods Ingredients is moving to create a new 'natural' category in the weight management sector with low calorie yogurts.

Insurers look to cut ties with company accused of tainting whey with animal urine

Four insurance companies are seeking to cut ties with Wisconsin-based Packerland Whey Products Inc, after the company and its executives were accused of tainting its products with animal urine.

Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Cheese genes can be easily swapped, French scientists say

Genes can be transferred from one species of cheese Penicillium fungi to another, according to French researchers.

DuPont blends soy, casein and whey in beverage to ‘challenge industry standards’

DuPont Nutrition and Health is "challenging the norms" of the dairy industry with a concept that blends soy, whey and milk proteins.


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Low-fat milk and yogurt consumption may help prevent frailty in aging, study finds

Consumption of low-fat milk and yogurt is associated with a decreased risk of frailty among the elderly, according to a recent study.

Relevance of probiotics research increasing with US yogurt demand: Dannon

As the US yogurt market develops, research in the field of probiotics is ever more relevant, says US yogurt giant Dannon.

Arla reduces ESL milk testing time by 300%

Arla Foods has installed technology to measure potential milk spoilage which it believes will reduce overall testing time by 300%.

Milk may have positive benefits for metabolic, cardiovascular systems: Study

Milk may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure, according to a recent study.

a2 Milk Company takeover talks with Dean Foods 'ceased': Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

US Hispanic cheesemaker Nuestro Queso commits to using rBST-free milk

US dairy Nuestro Queso has committed to using rBST-free milk in the production of its Hispanic cheese, cream and drinking yogurt.

Five colours are best for nutrition labels: French advisory body

A five-colour nutrition label is more effective than three, says French advisory body - but industry has slammed it as simplistic while critics say it is more confusing than traffic-light labels....

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

Muller Quaker Dairy combines yogurt and the 'delicious decadence' of dessert

PepsiCo's US yogurt venture Muller Quaker Dairy has launched a new range that combines the "goodness of yogurt" with "delicious decadence" of dessert. 

Japanese low-purine trend inspires Meiji PA-3 yogurt development

Greater awareness about gout and low-purine diets has not only inspired innovation by Japan's major breweries, but the country's largest dairy, Meiji. 

Moderate butter intake increases LDL and HDL cholesterol levels: Danish study

Moderate butter consumption could result in higher levels of both 'bad' LDL and 'good' HDL cholesterol, the findings of a Danish study suggest.

FDA calls for info and reveals risk assessment for raw milk cheese

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for information on cheese made from raw milk.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.

Child’s play: EFSA approves immune and metabolism health claims, rejects colic discomfort

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved three children’s health claims for immune health and energy-yielding metabolism but rejected a fourth infant claim for the reduction of gastrointestinal discomfort....

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.


Consensus not reached by Codex on rBST standard

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has decided not to adopt a standard on draft maximum residue limits (MRLs) for bovine somatotropin after a mammoth debate during its 38th session.


One size does not fit all in sports nutrition: For Goodness Shakes

One size does not fit all when it comes to sports nutrition, says British protein drink brand, For Goodness Shakes.

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