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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.

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How does sugar affect health? Find out at FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sugar – at least in excess – has been blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that?

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Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

While the whey protein market has evolved from a "bodybuilding-only market" there are still myths associated with its past that the industry must "debunk," says Volac.

Meat and dairy-rich diets may quadruple cancer death risk

A diet high in animal protein during middle age may lead to a four-fold increase in risk of dying from cancer, suggests a new study.

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'Not the time' to educate consumers on whey protein fats: Volac

British dairy Volac believes there is "a lot to be said" about the beneficial phospholipids found in whey protein, but understands that now is not the time to begin educating consumers....

Horizon organic regulation breach claims 'wildly false': WhiteWave

WhiteWave Foods has slammed “wildly false allegations” that a former Horizon Dairy milk farm breached US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

Listen up hedgehogs: Arla’s Lactofree ad is not misleading

Arla’s lactose-free TV advert is not misleading, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has concluded after receiving complaints from dairy-allergic consumers.

Multiple mycotoxins screening test successful

Researchers have successfully tested a method that can screen for multiple mycotoxins in milk-based infant formula and milk-based foods in a single analysis.

'Remarkable opportunities' in goat milk ingredients: Dutch JV

Goat Milk Powder BV believes there are “remarkable opportunities” in the infant formula, sports and adult nutrition sectors for its alternative milk ingredients.

Eating yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk: Cambridge study

Consuming four and a half standard pots of yogurt per week could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter, a team of researchers from...

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The new got milk? MilkPEP unveils ‘next 20 year campaign’

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), the organization behind the famous got milk? campaign, has unveiled two new national marketing programs, including one it believes will become its “next 20...

Calcium absorption theory 'insufficient' to explain milk tolerance: Study

Analysis of DNA data from the 5,000-year old skeletal remains of eight Iberian farmers suggests that the widely cited theory of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans evolved...

UK health campaign 'negatively focused on dairy': First Milk

The CEO of British dairy manufacturer First Milk has blasted the UK government for its lack of support in promoting dairy as an essential part of a healthy diet.

3M indicator test given AOAC approval

3M Food Safety’s Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has received certification from an AOAC program months after the product was launched.

'Tightening' health claim rules slowing omega 3 dairy launches: Innova

The proportion of dairy product launches featuring omega 3 health claims has fallen in recent years as a result of “tightening" health claims legislation, Innova Market Insights has claimed....

Neogen buy targets ‘one stop shop’

Neogen Corporation has acquired the stock of Chem-Tech Ltd., a manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and food industries.

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...

Raw milk a 'significant health risk' to pregnant women, children: Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for a ban on the sale of unpasteurized milk and milk products throughout the US, citing the “significant health risk” to pregnant women, infants,...

Organic milk higher in heart-healthy omega-3: US study

Organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids compared to milk from conventionally-managed dairy cows, US researchers have found.

Danone to 'Brogurt': New directions in functional dairy 2013

We cast an eye over key dairy NPD in 2013, as Powerful Yogurt flexes its ‘brogurt’ muscles and one startup hopes its German-style quark can sweat a new US dairy category.

Lab M launches Listeria broth to reduce culture times

Lab M has launched an enrichment broth to help reduce Listeria culture times and optimise samples for downstream testing.

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Dairies 'see more opportunities' in lactose-free: Valio

The dairy industry is finally opening its arms to lactose-free products as consumer awareness grows, Finnish lactose-free "pioneer" Valio has claimed.

GreenLight for expanded microbial contamination detector

Mocon has expanded its food safety system that can reduce bacterial detection times for food processors and packers.

Four trends propelling the dairy market

An ageing population, new EFSA health claims, protein perceptions and a focus on sugar as opposed to fat are some key considerations that are or should be driving the dairy...

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Hungover? Try Japanese cheese

Japanese company Koiwai Dairy Products has produced a cheese it claims can restore liver function after drinking alcohol.

Revamped Protein Rush! not just for World's Strongest Man wannabes: VPX Sports

VPX Sports is hoping to meet growing demand for muscle recovery solutions from physically active consumers, as well as those “looking to look like the World’s Strongest Man”, through the relaunch of its ready-to-drink (RTD) Protein...

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