SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Dairy Processing & Markets

Dairy Health Check

Dairy Health Check

In an increasingly health conscious age, dairy processors are looking to reduce the fat content of their products and make the most of the healthy components of milk. Adding further value to dairy products are functional ingredients like probiotics but health claim legislation is making it hard for companies to know how best to communicate health messages.

Deadline for health claims looms

Member states have until tomorrow to pass health claims dossiers submitted by industry to the European Commission to gain approval under new legislation on what can be said about products...

Dairy industry steps up for obesity battle

A number of leading dairy experts believe that the industry is "unfairly" blamed for contributing to the growing worldwide obesity crises, and more must be done to promote the dietary...

Digestion to take over from heart health, report claims

The increasing use of probiotics and antioxidants will continue to develop in 2008 but products positioned at heart health will not perform so well, a report has said.

Lactose intolerant can still eat some cheese

Lactose intolerant Brits may be missing the high calcium health benefits of dairy goods due to the misapprehension that they cannot eat cheese, according to a new survey conducted by...

Organic milk profits on health claims

Sales of organic milk within the UK are up by about 11 per cent to 200m litres a year, boosted by studies linking the product with a number of health...

Friesland ups capacity for healthy whey

Friesland Foods Domo has invested €6M in its whey protein plant in Workum, The Netherlands, allowing it to increase production of infant formula ingredients and produce its new low-fat ingredient...

Health claims research free to all

The Swedish Nutrition Foundation (SNF) has signed a contract allowing free access to scientific research, which will provide much needed evidence for companies wishing to make a health benefit claim.

Weekly Comment

Time to get serious on health claims criteria

The European Food Safety Authority's task to assess thousands of health claims is a headache in anyone's book - and one made worse through vague instructions to industry.

Healthy outlook for Dairy Crest's financial ambitions

Higher pricing and an increasing focus on healthier products continues to ensure that Dairy Crest remains in line to achieve its full year sales targets, the company announced today.

Health focus drives whey and lactose demand

The global market for whey and lactose ingredients will increase by 20 percent as the dairy industry focuses more on healthy and nutritional products, a new report forecasts.

Nestle nourished by health aims

Nestle's drive to be a major health and nutrition player resulted in a strong first half fiscal performance for the company.

Healthy half year for Danone's nutrition ambition

Danone has increased like-for-like sales by 8.2 per cent to €7.5bn during the first half of the year as it continues to refocus its operations towards health and nutrition.

Danone eyes Numico for healthier future

Danone yesterday tendered a €12.3bn offer for nutrition group Numico in a bid to dominate the growing market for high margin, added-value products.

Ireland urges industry to co-operate with health claim discussions

Ireland's food safety regulator has urged the nation's food industry to be more involved with the EU health claims process to make the most of the opportunities it offers.

Obesity white paper gives 3 years for self-regulation impact

The European Commission yesterday adopted a white paper setting out a European strategy on nutrition, overweight and obesity, including plans to review progress in three years.

Dairy Crest focuses on health

Dairy Crest, which saw sales rise 12 per cent in 2006, said it was now pumping most of its research funding into developing healthier dairy products.

Cheese grapples with unhealthy image

Regional cheese producers are enjoying a revival in the UK, but the market as a whole is struggling to grow volumes against an unhealthy image with consumers.

Celebrities join milk health push

A group of UK celebrities led by the footballer Wayne Rooney's fiancée have linked up with dairy firms to promote the health benefits of milk among teenage girls.

Unilever, Provexis collaborate for healthy products

The identity of the mystery multinational with which Provexis has been exploring new formats of its Fruitflow technology is unveiled as Unilever; and the two companies also plan to collaborate...

Healthy dairy drinks target UK school children

A new range of reduced sugar and probiotic dairy drinks will target UK school children as health trends continue to help the market expand.

Weekly comment

GM: A healthy debate

The development of genetically modified crops to improve human health could be the golden ticket for advocates to persuade the wary public that GM is not a wholly nefarious idea...

More support for prebiotic, probiotics for colon health

Daily intake of prebiotics and probiotics may reduce the production of potentially toxic or carcinogenic compounds by suppressing the activity of certain enzymes, says new research from Belgium.

France launches 'healthy' advert rules

All adverts for food and drink in France must now carry healthy eating messages or companies will face fines, under rules launched by the government to tackle obesity.

Lactose tolerance linked to early dairy farming

For the first time, researchers say they have direct evidence that Europeans' bodies evolved to digest milk much later and more rapidly than previously thought.

Nestlé profits from health focus

Sales at the group rose to CHF98.5 billion (€60.5bn) while organic growth was 6.2 per cent and net profit was up 13.8 per cent to a record CHF9.2 billion (€5.6bn).

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...