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Lipid Nutrition withdraws Oz/NZ CLA Novel Foods application

Dutch-based Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) player, Lipid Nutrition, has withdrawn its CLA Novel Foods application in Australia and New Zealand due to the two countries’ policy to reduce all trans...

Probiotics documentary reaches out to health professionals

A recently completed documentary about probiotics is being welcomed by the probiotics community with Danisco, the world’s biggest probiotics supplier saying it provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the...

Negative EFSA health claim opinions can be changed: Consultant

Stakeholder input can alter European Food Safety Authority health claim opinions, says German consultancy and contract research organization, Analyze&Realize, even if the examples are few.

Special Edition: Lower fat foods

The farmyard holds the key to better reduced fat dairy products

Dairy products have become a target for food policy makers eager to put their populations on a low-fat diet but there is some debate about how best to achieve this...

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA rejects probiotic “heart cheese” health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected an article 13.5 claim that sought to link a probiotic cheese called Harmony with heart health benefits.

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA approves vitamin B1-infant brain health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved a health claim linking thiamin (vitamin B1) and “normal neurological development and function” in infants and children up to three years of...

Danish study finds calcium counteracts effects of dairy fat uptake

Calcium in dairy products could counteract the effect dairy fat has in raising total and LDL cholesterol levels, according to a new Danish study.

CLA gains EU hearing as Novel Foods status beckons

Nine months after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) handed in a positive safety assessment for conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), the weight management ingredient will be assessed by the European...

MEPs question omega-3 baby milk benefits

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are questioning whether omega-3 form DHA can benefit infant eye sight, despite the nutrient winning endorsement from one of the world’s toughest claims assessment...

No health risk from foods affected in German dioxin scandal - BfR

Foods tainted in the wake of the dioxin contamination scandal in Germany pose no health threat to consumers, said the country’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) following the first...

Clean label method developed for salt reduction in cheese and meat

Scientists at Nizo food research have worked with Vion Food group and FrieslandCampina to develop a natural method of reducing salt levels in cheese and meat products.

New study identifies limits of sodium reduction in dairy foods

New research suggests that reductions in the sodium content of dairy foods may be more noticeable in simpler products and require appropriate labelling to be acceptable to consumer taste buds.

Cheese industry pledges to do more on sodium reduction

US cheese companies have agreed to step up efforts to reduce the sodium content in cheese and educate consumers about the limits of sodium reduction.

DuPont’s Danisco buy boosts probiotics and could spur further acquisitions

DuPont’s €4.9bn acquisition of Danish probiotics and sweeteners specialist Danisco this week is vindication of the increasing economic viability of functional foods, according to analysts.

Vitamin D, calcium-fortified dairy may boost bone health for women

Fortification of dairy products with vitamin D and calcium may boost bone health in post-menopausal women, a group at increased risk of osteoporosis, suggests a new study from Greece.

Arla opens up access to lactose-free technology

Arla Foods Ingredients is giving other dairy companies access to its lactose-free technology that had previously been only available to other companies in the Arla Foods group.

Probiotic drinks are still a category to watch

European launches of probiotic drinks may have declined in recent years but analysts remain confident that the category still has strong global potential.

Danone, Yakult roll out new probiotic grants for gut health

Danone and Yakult are handing out another $100,000 for research into the role of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in health and wellness

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Healthy food vouchers are no golden ticket

Change4Life healthy food vouchers are just the ticket for food industry marketers. But changing eating habits requires consistent, co-ordinated policy – not hand-outs to ease the population’s post-Christmas conscience.

Study suggests dairy fatty acid cuts type 2 diabetes risk

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health claim to have identified a fatty acid in diary products that may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes.

“Feeling the benefit” guides 2011 trends

Products that deliver physiological benefits quickly such as those benefitting gut health or boosting energy – will be the most important trend for 2011, according to a new report.

Dannon on FTC settlement: “Our claims remain intact”

Dannon says its year-long negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission that resulted in a $21m settlement and modifications placed on its health statements, has not altered the core claims for...

Yoplait Original yogurt reformulated with added calcium

Extra calcium has been added to the Yoplait Original yogurt in the US in an attempt to set the product up as an easy option for women looking to meet...

Yakult: EFSA must recognise cold symptoms

Japanese probiotics giant Yakult says its recent EFSA probiotic health claim rejection discounted peer-review validated respiratory tract health measures, and called on the European Commission to facilitate a discussion...

EFSA health claim opinion

Danone: EFSA Actimel diarrhoea claim rejection is "incomprehensible"

Danone will contest the diarrhoea health claim rejection for its Actimel drinking yoghurt handed to it by the European Food Safety Authority this week.

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