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Denmark backs vitamin D fortification

Major milk suppliers in Denmark are fortifying products with vitamin D after government advice urged them to do so.

MEP takes DHA omega-3 claim complaint back to the Commission

British Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Glenis Willmott, is writing to the European Commission to block a DHA eye development claim being used on infant follow-on formula products,...

MEPs authorise omega-3 infant eye health claim

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today narrowly rejected a motion to prohibit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved DHA omega-3 eye health claim on...

'Eye' or 'nay': For or against the DHA infant eye claim?

Just as with the 2006 nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) itself, next week's European Parliament (EP) vote on whether to allow products aimed at 6-12 month old infants to...

Breast may be best but don’t block omega-3 infant formula claims, says practitioner

The late move by a European Parliament committee to block the addition of DHA omega-3 claims to baby milk products across the EU bloc, would be a triumph of politics...

Saturated fat and heart disease risk: Expert panel perspective

Whole food guidelines should be used to explain the role of saturated fat in heart disease risk, says a global expert panel assessing the evidence linking saturated fat with cardiovascular...

Whey protein may cut metabolic risk of high-fat diet: Mouse study

Whey protein isolate may slow weight gain and the accumulation of body fat when added to a high fat, suggest new findings from a study with mice.

Arla and DMK form new €44m whey joint venture

Arla Foods is to establish a whey processing joint venture with the merged Nordmilch-Humana company DMK to produce whey protein concentrate (WPC) and lactose for the food industry.

China-Biotics expands probiotics deal with Bright Dairy

Leading Chinese probiotics supplier, China-Biotics, has pressed a deal with the country’s third biggest dairy to expand the number of probiotic strains it uses in yoghurt products.

MEPs move to block baby milk health claim

A committee of MEPs has voted narrowly in favour of blocking an EFSA-approved health claim that the fatty acid DHA in baby milk is beneficial to children’s eyes.

EFSA health claims panellist edits probiotic claims book

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim panellist, professor Seppo Salminen, has co-edited a book investigating probiotic science and health claims, with a focus on regional differences.

Kefir maker latest target in FDA claims crackdown

Major kefir manufacturer Lifeway Foods is the latest company to feel the wrath of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for making unsubstantiated drug claims.

Probiotic academics turn up political health claim heat

A recently established group of global gut health academics is sending letters to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) as well as national government politicians as the group attempts to...

Dannon probiotic yogurt sales up 16% despite claims crackdown

US probiotics leader Dannon appears to have weathered recent class action and Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-led storms that forced it to alter gut health claims for its spoonable and drinkable...

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.

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