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Low fat dairy consumption lowers diabetes risk in postmenopausal women, study

A diet high in low-fat dairy products is associated with lower diabetes risk in postmenopausal women, particularly those who are obese, according to a new US research study.

New milk JV could fuel fresh milk market growth, Robert Wiseman

Robert Wiseman Dairies (RWD) has announced plans to invest £2m (€2.34m) via a joint venture (JV) with New Zealand firm a2 Milk, to introduce A1 beta-casein free milk onto the...

Poll: Can EFSA health claim opinions be modified before they become EU law?

After several years the serious end of the nutrition and health claim regulation is approaching, with the imminent publication of thousands of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim opinions...

Proliant pioneers lower cost whey and lactose alternative

US firm Proliant Dairy claims to have developed a new dairy ingredient that can successfully replace expensive whey powder, lactose and skimmed milk powder in a variety of food systems.

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Developing world dairy boom is sustainable: Fonterra chairman

Fonterra chairman Henry van der Heyden believes that the current dairy boom in China and India that has underpinned rising prices for products worldwide will continue.

Omega-3 may benefit depression symptoms, but only for depressive people

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve symptoms of depression, but only in people taking antidepressant medications, according to a new study.

Nestlé fortifies Brazilian milk products to capture added-value trend

Nestlé has launched two new fortified milks in Brazil that it claims will help parents to increase the iron and vitamin content of children’s diets, as the firm rides regional...

Probiotics may influence carbohydrate metabolism: ‘Elegant’ study

Probiotic bacteria consumed in a yogurt may not change the host’s gut populations, but they do influence carbohydrate metabolism by the resident microbes, according to an ‘elegant’ new study using...

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Fonterra fears NZ $20m daily milk loss due to massive gas leak

Fonterra says it fears it will lose around NZ $20m of milk a day after it was forced to close 15 of its 17 processing sites on North Island, following...

New study lends ‘little evidence’ to calcium weight loss link

A new US study has found ‘little evidence’ to support previously reported research suggesting that an increased intake of calcium from either calcium carbonate or dairy sources assists in weight...

FrieslandCampina Domo invests €130m to meet Asian infant nutrition boom

Growing demand for infant nutrition products in the Asian region have spurred Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina Domo to splash €130m to upgrade two of its plants with completion expected by...

Low-fat yogurt intake during pregnancy may heighten child allergy risk, study

Mothers who consume low-fat yogurt products during pregnancy may give birth to children with a higher risk of developing allergies such as asthma and hay fever, a study has found.

Calcium and fat loss: RCT adds to controversy over potential benefits

Calcium supplements or dairy do not promote fat loss in overweight teens, suggests a new clinical trial, but a leading expert has challenged the interpretation of the data and says...

IDF taskforce doubles microbial species on safe list

An International Dairy Federation taskforce has updated a 2002 inventory of safe microbial species including some probiotic species – from 112 to 221 – a list the group hopes will...

Friesland Campina repositions low-fat cheese brand for international market

Dutch dairy company Friesland Campina (FC) has refreshed its packaging for low-fat cheese brand Milner, in an attempt to develop a consistent brand image.

Milk it! Dairy produce being utilised for skin care benefits in Germany

A spa hotel in Germany is specializing in cow milk for a number of masks, creams and treatments claiming that these products have a regulating and regenerative effect on the...

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

Indian awareness of lactose intolerance is growing rapidly, leading consumers to seek reduced reduced lactose and lactose-free products without compromising on taste, according to a Novozymes South Asia executive.

EC prefers corporate profits to baby health: pressure group

The European Commission (EC) has surrendered consumer production to business gain in discussions ahead of a key meeting today on revising the EC directive on baby milks and foods.

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA on Valio peptide claim: “No convincing evidence for a mechanism”

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a peptide-blood pressure health claim submitted by Finnish dairy group, Valio, saying the dossier containing 21 intervention studies failed to demonstrate an effect.

EC expects "smooth adoption" of article 13 health claims list in Q1 2012

The European Commission’s directorate for health and consumer affairs, DG Sanco, has said it is close to finalising the 2758 claim-strong list of generic claims for publication in the European...

Increased dietary potassium reduces stroke risk, study suggests

Increased intake of dietary potassium sources such as dairy foods, fruit and vegetables can reduce one’s risk of suffering a stroke, according to a new study by scientists in Sweden....

Probiotic intake linked to fewer birth complications

Regular consumption of dairy-based probiotic formulations are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of pre-eclampsia, suggests new data from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Dairy foods linked to better brain function: Study

Frequent intake of dairy foods are linked to better mental performance, suggests data from a study of about 1,000 people in the US.

New Biocatalysts enzyme opens lactose-free doors for Kosher/Halal applications

Britain’s Biocatalysts has released a new lactase product suitable for use in Kosher and Halal applications, thereby offering opportunities for new development in dairy.

EFSA stands by probiotic cheese rejection

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) health claims panel says there are no grounds for it to alter its rejection of a claim that sought to link probiotic cheese consumption...

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