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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.

European protein quality debate could re-open if DIAAS method adopted - Volac

European debate on the recognition of protein quality could re-open if the DIAAS protein measurement method is adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and...

US researchers link low-fat milk consumption with pre-school obesity

Pre-school children that consume 1%-fat or skim milk are more likely to be overweight or obese between the ages of two and four than those who consume whole or 2%-fat...

Vegetable, non-bovine milks are not suitable breast milk substitutes, ANSES warns parents

Children up to the age of one that are fed vegetable milk or milk from non-bovine animals as an alternative to breast milk or infant formula are at risk of...

FAO protein measurement method would be beneficial to all – Fonterra, Arla

The United Nations (UN)-recommended new protein measurement system would be beneficial to the developed, as well as the developing, world, dairy industry giants Fonterra and Arla Foods have claimed –...

Aspartame in milk: US consumer opposition based on 'incorrect premise' - petitioners

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have moved to dispel consumer “confusion” surrounding its request to permit the addition of sweeteners - including aspartame -...

Focus on nutritional qualities of cheese, not salt content – Dairy UK

Dairy UK has called on British regulatory authorities to focus more on the nutritional qualities of cheese, and less on salt content.

American milk does not cause female moustache growth - NMPF

The US National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has dismissed claims by the deputy chief of the Russia food safety authority that women who consume US milk from cows treated with...

FAO-recommended measurement method demonstrates dairy protein 'superiority' - IDF

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has given its backing to a new Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)-recommended method of protein quality measurement that “clearly demonstrates the superiority” of...

Easy on the salt: Chr. Hansen develops sodium-reducing cheese concept

Chr. Hansen has developed a salt-reducing concept that enables cheese manufacturers to cut sodium levels by up to 50% while maintaining similar taste and texture properties.

Yoplait pulls Calin+ ad after ASA bone health claim ruling

Yoplait has been ordered to pull a TV advert for its Calin+ yogurt range after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it made an unauthorised reduction of disease-risk...

Ultra-fine wheat bran plugs health and can improve texture and structure, says Limagrain

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has extended its fibre range with a new ultra-fine wheat bran ingredient that it says can improve structure, texture and nutrition in a broad range of...

UAE, Dubai granted dairy export approval – camel milk processor

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai have been granted final approval to become the first Middle Eastern country to export dairy products into the European Union (EU), one of...

Big Interview: Michael Shoretz, founder and CEO, Enlightened Ice Cream (Beyond Better Foods LLC)

Enlightened Ice Cream CEO: Our ice cream is actively good for you, not just ‘less bad’ than the rest

Can ice cream actually be good for you - as opposed to just a little less bad for you? And if it can, will it sell? One man on a...

a2 Milk UK aiming to reproduce Australian success

a2 Milk UK is confident that it will mirror the achievements of its Australian counterpart by claiming a share of the UK mainstream fresh milk market – despite only launching...

Whole-fat dairy intake associated with prostate cancer risk - US researchers

US researchers claim to have furthered the existing positive association between the development of “advanced or fatal” prostate cancer (PCa) and the consumption of whole-fat dairy products.

General Mills agrees to $8.5m settlement over YoPlus health claims

General Mills has agreed to pay $8.5m to settle a lawsuit that alleged it launched a national marketing campaign for its Yoplait YoPlus probiotic yogurt products in the US based on misleading...

Dairy products not ‘equally beneficial’ for bones - US research

Not all dairy products are equally beneficial in promoting bone strength, US researchers have claimed.

Flaxseed-fed cows produce omega-3-rich milk, US researchers claim

Lactating cows fed flaxseed produce milk containing more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, US researchers have claimed.

DCD use suspended in New Zealand after residue discovered in dairy

The sale and use of dicyandiamide (DCD) has been brought to a halt in New Zealand after low levels of the substance were discovered in samples of dairy products from...

‘Indulgence without guilt’ driving ice cream innovation – Cosucra

Increasing public concern about health and weight management has led to demand for ice cream products that allow consumers to “indulge without guilt”, Belgian ingredients manufacturer Cosucra has claimed....

Dairy proteins will be ‘major pillar of growth’ in 2013 - Volac

Dairy proteins will be a “major pillar of growth” in 2013 as consumers seek out more convenient ways to consume protein, British dairy nutrition giant Volac has claimed.

Chr Hansen backs fresh probiotic immunity trial

Danish probiotics leader Chr Hansen, which ditched a €4m immunity trial for some of its probiotic strains last year, is participating in a new trial to determine if probiotics can...

Wine by-product increases dietary fibre content of yogurt – US research

Wine grape pomace (WGP) – a by-product of the winemaking process - could be utilised to increase the dietary fibre content and shelf-life of yogurt, US researchers have claimed.

News in brief

Milk drinkers win Nobel Prizes, researchers claim

Nations that consume a lot of milk also tend to produce a lot of Nobel Prize winners, a letter published in Practical Neurology has suggested.

Yakult brushes aside claims that poor management led to Yakult Argentina dissolution

Yakult has brushed aside claims by a number of former employees that its Argentinian business was dissolved as a result of poor management in recent years.

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