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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.

Sample that: Dietz & Watson takes up Listeria tech

Dietz & Watson has cut time to result by days by using Sample6 technology to test, find and remediate Listeria before products leave one of its plants.

MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Protein for breakfast cereals, French fries, and the aging population: Arla Food Ingredients talks key targets for fortification

The impressive growth with all things protein will continue, with clear beverages, breakfast cereal, and maybe even protein in French fries offering opportunities for suppliers and manufacturers alike.

“The applicant provided 47 references which did not address the effects of L. plantarum TENSIA on BP."

EFSA issues fresh rejection for probiotic ‘heart cheese’ health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a negative opinion on a second dossier suggesting that a link a probiotic cheese can benefit blood pressure.

Commission opens infraction proceedings against UK’s 'traffic light' label

The European Commission has formally opened infraction proceedings against the UK for its 'traffic light' food labelling system, giving the state two months to defend itself against business complaints.

Australia

Australians more intent on low-fat diet than reducing cholesterol

Australians have become less concerned with their cholesterol levels and more likely to try to eat less fat and additives, new consumer data suggests.  

Consuming high-fat dairy slashes type 2 diabetes risk: Study

A high intake of high-fat dairy products such as cream could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.

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Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

Australian milk market share could increase 'north of 10%': a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company believes its share of the Australian fresh milk market could increase “north of 10%” in the next 12 months.

News in brief

Campylobacter illnesses linked to raw milk

Raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Utah has been linked to 45 Campylobacter illnesses.

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SQI Diagnostics to automate assay for testing pathogens in raw milk

SQI Diagnostics has entered into a contract with a UK-based company to automate their DNA-based pathogen detection assays.

Patent Watch

Danone files patent on probiotic to improve enteric nervous system

Danone has filed a patent for a probiotic strain that improves the function of the enteric nervous system, claiming it can therefore be used to treat and/or prevent gut disorders...

Product was tested by a reputable third party lab, says Whole Foods

Whole Foods hit with more lawsuits accusing it of dramatically understating sugar content in its yogurt

Whole Foods has been hit with new class action lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey accusing it of significantly understating the sugar content in its 365 Everyday Value plain Greek...

DOJ files injunction to stop ‘adulterated’ cheese distribution

A civil complaint has been filed against S. Serra Cheese Company of Clinton Township, Michigan to prevent the distribution of adulterated cheese, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Big brands must step up to salt challenge, says CASH

Large brands must step up their commitment to reducing salt, and match the progress being made by own-brand products from supermarkets, says CASH, as a new study shows salt levels...

The whey to go? Morning protein drink may help T2 diabetes

Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and...

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...

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