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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.

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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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Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Lactase persistence developed in Europeans later 'than previously thought': Study

Lactase persistence - the genetic ability to digest milk sugar lactose as an adult - developed in Europeans later "than previously estimated," an analysis of Bronze Age DNA suggests. ...

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Abbott Labs files patent for ‘better tasting’ nutritional powders

Abbott Laboratories has filed an international patent for a process it says allows it to produce better-tasting powders with improved nutrient content.

Nestlé files casein infant formula patent for better insulin sensitivity

Nestlé has filed an international patent for an infant nutrition product with casein protein, which it said could be used to prevent metabolic syndrome disorders later in life.

Prebiotics bring infant formula closer to ‘golden standard’ of breast milk: Review

There is growing evidence of the health benefits of adding prebiotics to infant formula, according to a review from Belgian and Russian researchers.

One protein quality method needed in law, says dairy

A study comparing two methods of measuring protein quality has highlighted the need for one to be chosen and made EU law, says dairy player Volac.

40% Brits want calcium and vitamin D enriched products

There is substantial interest in calcium- and vitamin D- enriched products for improved bone health in the UK. But young people still don’t see the importance, says Canadean....

Protein powders added to UK’s ‘basket of goods’

Protein powders have been added to the UK’s ‘basket of goods’ – a list of staple products and services used to calculate UK inflation.  

Nestlé files patent for cocoa extract allergy treatment

Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.

Nestlé files whey world patent: Lactoferrin for infant memory and learning

Nestlé has filed an international patent for the whey fraction lactoferrin to improve memory, learning speed and promote brain maturation in children.

Which protein can help weight loss but keep muscle?

Greater energy from whey protein means greater loss of fat but retention of muscle while dieting, according to research that looked at different protein sources. 

Irish agri firm Aurivo buys UK sports nutrition player

The Irish agri-business Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired London-based sports nutrition company My Goodness Ltd in an attempt to gain access to the protein drinks market.

FSAI finds Listeria and Campylobacter in raw milk

Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter were detected in 20% and 22% respectively of milk filter samples tested by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Raw goats’ milk outbreak investigated after 11 sickened

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis from raw milk which sickened 11 people in Idaho highlights an infrequently reported risk, according to a report.

‘The milk that might change everything’? a2 milk to hit stores in California in April

a2 Milk – milk from cows that only produce A2 beta casein protein -  is set for an April launch in California, where brand owner The a2 Milk Company hopes...

Ripening times impact Listeria in Cantal type cheeses - study

Long ripening times for raw milk Cantal type cheeses lead to a decrease in Listeria monocytogenes, according to a study.

Habitual yogurt eaters in Spain fail to report improved health-related quality of life

Habitual yogurt eating showed no association with improved health-related quality of life reports among 4,000+ Spanish adults, scientists conclude in a new study, but they admit their work has several limitations.

Fat intake guidelines review highlights need for 'better science': NDC

The scathing British review of the evidence behind US and UK fat intake guidelines highlights the need for "better science," says the US National Dairy Council (NDC).

Dairy-damaging fat guidelines 'should not have been introduced'

US and UK dietary guidelines that recommended consumers reduce their intake of butter and full-fat milk were introduced "in the absence of supporting evidence," fresh analysis suggests....

FVO finds ‘significant improvements’ during Ukrainian dairy audit

Significant improvements on the production and processing of dairy products to the EU have been made in Ukraine, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

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Kraft Foods files patent to protect spreadable high-protein cream cheese

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.

Eurolactis launches world's first carton-packed donkey milk

After years of development, Eurolactis has officially launched what it claims is the world's first carton-packed donkey milk. 

NIZO and OptiBiotix join forces to produce weight management yoghurt

NIZO Food Research business NIP and British firm OptiBiotix have agreed to established a joint venture to produce weight management yoghurt products.

One death linked to Listeria from soft cheese

Two people have been hospitalized and one has died in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Latin-style soft cheese.  

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