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Dairy UK: Gov’t must take more science-based approach to nutrition

Trade body Dairy UK has urged the UK government to take a more science-based approach to nutrition policy when staff from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) join the Department of...

Milk could stop garlic breath, says study

Consuming food or beverages with a high water and fat content like milk reduces ‘garlic breath’ odour, according to a new study.

Soybean polysaccharides boost fibre content in dairy, study

Scientists claim to have developed three prototype dairy products capable of delivering significant quantities of dietary fibre.

Fortified milk linked to healthier child development

A Fonterra funded study suggests that milk fortified with micronutrients, especially zinc and iron, can be an effective tool to alleviate nutrition deficiencies among young children.


‘MacStatins’ are not the answer to unhealthy food

Do you want a statin with that cheeseburger and milkshake? Touting pharmaceuticals as the neutralisers of fast food is not the answer to unhealthy diets and even the suggestion sends...

Danone: Health claim uncertainty not to blame for share price shake

As Danone’s share price continues to fall three days after its half year results were released, the company cites several potential reasons for the dip but insists that health claims...

Danone backs probiotic juice with ProViva investment

Global probiotics leader Danone has paid an undisclosed sum to Swedish dairy Skånemejerier for a 51 per cent stake in its probiotic juice brand, ProViva.

EFSA health claims chief offers rejected dossier hope

In this third and final part of this exclusive NutraIngredients podcast with Professor Albert Flynn, chair of European Food Safety Authority’s Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA),...

Sargento targets cheesemaking process to reduce sodium

Sargento says it has invented a process for making cheese with 25 percent less sodium and minimal impact on taste and texture, without added ingredients.

Claims on food benefits outweigh risk messages, finds study

Messages of potential risk or scientific uncertainty of functional food products has little impact on peoples’ willingness to purchase them, according to a study conducted using Danone’s Danacol cholesterol-reducing yoghurt....

Margarine with a claim seen as ‘better than butter’

American consumers are more likely to choose margarine over butter if it carried a heart healthy claim, found the United Soybean Board’s annual survey on consumer attitudes towards nutrition.

ONC buys into new omega-3 technology

Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) has added a new microencapsulation technology to its offerings buy purchasing a five-year license to the fish oil business and encapsulation technology of Austrian tech firm,...

Probiotics may help fat and weight loss: Study

Daily supplements of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 (LG2055) may help weight loss in people with obese tendencies, says new science from Japan.

Carbery targets sports drinks with clean whey

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Carbery is marketing a “clean tasting” hydrolysed whey protein range aimed at the sports nutrition market after completing sensory studies in conjunction with the North Carolina...

EFSA gut health workshop will decide Danone’s next claims move

Global probiotics leader Danone says its withdrawn probiotic health claim dossiers will remain untouched on its shelves at least until it attends a gut and immune health claim workshop to...

Danone and Micropharma form $8m partnership to develop heart health products

Danone Research has reached a partnership agreement worth $8m with Canadian biological science firm Micropharma to develop reduced cholesterol products linked to heart health.

Study into benefits of DanActive yoghurt drink delivers 'mixed results'

A randomised clinical study on the health effects of drinking the probiotic yoghurt-like drink DanActive suggests that it may protect children from gastrointestinal illness but have little influence on their...

Study backs immune health benefits of probiotic cheese

Scientists in Finland have highlighted the potential of probiotic cheese to protect and enhance the immune system of elderly people.

Organic lobby defends health value of its milk from study claims

The Soil Association has hit back at claims made in a newly published study that organic milk is similar in “nutritional quality and wholesomeness” to conventional milk.

New TIC stabilisers target healthier dairy drinks

TIC Gums has developed three stabilisers to give a creamier, thicker texture to protein fortified beverages and dairy drinks.

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Spend on science not marketing for a positive health claim: EFSA scientist

Companies should put more money into studies to substantiate the science of probiotics, perhaps at the cost of marketing, a member of EFSA’s evaluating panel has said.

Nestle challenged on baby milk health claims

Food giant Nestle was once more challenged at its AGM in Lausanne last week, as activists again raised the red flag that has been fluttering since the first boycott the...


Groundhog Day for European health claims?

“Many in industry are pinning their hopes on EFSA showing them the light at the meeting, including the likes of Danone, which withdrew three probiotic immunity/digestive health article 13.5 claims...

News in brief

CIAA welcomes EFSA's June health claims summit

The Confederation of Food and Drink Industries in Europe (CIAA) thinks the health claims summit called by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on June 1 could not have come...

Danone withdraws marquee probiotic health claims (again)

Almost a year to the day after Danone first withdrew submissions for its best-selling probiotic yoghurts from the European Union health claims system, the French dairy giant has pulled its...

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