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Our cartons suit markets that demand extra road miles, SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says that beverages packaged aseptically in cartons and UHT treated are especially well suited to markets such as China that present long-distance transportation challenges.

Global Alliance for Probiotics: There is a “discord” between science and claims

The newly formed Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) has issued its first public statement, affirming that a complete rethink of probiotic health claim rules is required in the European Union,...

Monthly career insider

Dairy NPD veteran: “Grass won’t grow faster when you start pulling the blades.”

In this month’s Career Insider, we get a taste of beverage development at a leading dairy ingredients company. It’s more than just a creative “fuzzy front end”…

PARNUTS revision

Industry backs vote to amend PARNUTs framework

European industry and consumer groups have broadly backed draft amendments to the much-debated specialised foods Directive known as PARNUTs.

Volac launches consumer brand to push whey protein beyond macho male niche

European whey protein manufacturer Volac has launched its first consumer branded products to drive mainstream awareness of the benefits of whey protein beyond a macho male niche, and protect the...

Fonterra presents probiotic and dairy lipid research in Moscow

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has presented what it claims is significant research showing that its proprietary probiotic strains reduce childhood disease and childhood allergy rates, while the addition of...

‘Global brand’ stardust rubs off across Arla during 'strong' 2011

Arla Foods has announced a strong set of results for 2011, and the company has told DairyReporter.com that this is due in large part tighter ‘global brand’ focus that is...

Exclusive interview

UK whey protein market hitting ‘critical mass’ - Volac

Mark Neville, head of lifestyle ingredients at Volac, told BeverageDaily.com that the UK market for whey protein was hitting “critical mass”, since everyone knew someone who used such ingredients, with...

Lesaffre submits probiotic ‘intestinal comfort’ health claim to EFSA

The human nutrition division of French yeast and probiotic specialist Lesaffre says a new probiotic dossier will win Europe’s first ever probiotic health claim due to the existence of, “3-4...

Danone launches new global probiotics group to “talk with lawmakers”

Danone has formed the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) with other sector giants like Yakult, DuPont-Danisco and Chr Hansen as the frustrated industry seeks to win a first European Union...

Natural mouthfeel is key for reduced-calorie formulations: Givaudan

Swiss flavor giant Givaudan has launched a new programme aimed at developing reduced-calorie products that do not compromise on taste or mouthfeel.

Scientists claim high omega-3 retention rates in popular cheeses

US based researchers claim that it is possible to cater for the ‘phenomenal’ global interest in omega-3, after fortifying three popular cheese types with the fatty acids, achieving high retention...

Sterol and stanol players defend safety record after German review call

Sterol food players Unilever and Raisio are surprised Germany’s food agency has called for a safety review of the cholesterol-lowering ingredient when, they say, the job has already been performed...

Germany calls for plant stanol-sterol safety review over heart health concerns

Plant sterol and stanol consumption by those like children who do not have raised cholesterol could itself lead to heart problems, the German foods safety agency has said.

National Dairy Council: Low sodium cheese is not taking the market by storm

While cheese makers remain committed to salt reduction, demand for low-sodium cheese remains pretty lackluster, according to the National Dairy Council (NDC).

Scientist challenges Commission to reconsider saturated fatty acid reduction targets

A leading scientist has challenged the European Commission to reconsider its current targets aimed at cutting saturated fatty acids in foods upon the basis of the latest science.

Chr. Hansen promises bigger holes in Swiss cheese with new cheese culture

Chr. Hansen has launched a new propionic (organic acid) culture for Swiss cheese that it says significantly cuts fatty acid content in comparison with past products, while the company claimed...

EDA secretary general says dairy saturated fats conference can challenge perceptions

A conference held today in Brussels will examine the issue of saturated fat in dairy products, where scientists and legislators will discuss how public health policies fit with the latest...

Star roles for consumers and 'innovation' in new Arla research script

Dairy processing giant Arla has revealed to DairyReporter.com that it has overhauled its research strategy for 2012, to prioritise product innovation and tailor its portfolio to specific world markets.

New probiotic strains will win health claims (but not for 10-15 years): Prof

Advances in genomics and understanding the human gut microbiota will lead to the discovery of probiotic bacterial strains that will deliver biomarker-measured health benefits – but it may take 10-15...

Report backs dairy to buck bad press, highlights ‘huge’ health opportunity

Recent research backs dairy products in their battle to overcome bad press in established markets, while they have 'huge' opportunities to carry health benefits into regions such as the US,...

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act hits low-fat flavoured milk

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published regulations governing US school meal programmes that will eliminate low-fat flavoured milk from reimbursable meal options for children.

Does milk make you a brain box? Research links dairy to stronger mental performance...

Eating at least one yogurt or drinking a glass of milk each day could have a positive impact on cognitive function, according to a new US study published in the...

Spanish regulator condemns sterol-cholesterol ads

The Spanish manufacturer of a plant sterol drink has been told to amend cholesterol-lowering claims for being too ambiguous in dosage and making unsubstantiated disease reduction claims.

‘Cheese makes you chubby’ New York billboards scream

The US-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has taken shock tactics to consumers by posting two huge billboards in New York warning of what it claims are the obesity-related...

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