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Valio's lactose-free product reaches Switzerland

Dairy innovator Valio has extended its lactose-free milk drink to Switzerland through its first licensing agreement for the technology with the Swiss firm Emmi.

Emmi lauches lactose-free milk

The dairy group Emmi has launched a new lactose-free milk drink. The move illustrates the growing concern over lactose-intolerance and the consequences it holds for the dairy industry.

Sweetened milk healthier than soda alternatives

Adolescents who consume soft drinks are being deprived of nutrients that are essential for growth and development. A new study has revealed that milk drinks, even those with added sugars'...

Emerging markets and health lift Danisco H1 results

Set against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions for branded food manufacturers, raw material prices and a negative currency impact played down first half figures for ingredients giant Danisco.

Milking genetics for healthier foods

A new international research consortium to study the 'milk genome' could help researchers learn how to develop many of the healthy compounds found in milk.

Cattle-feed supplement released to make milk healthier

Scientists have developed a new cattle-feed supplement, which dramatically boosts the content of unsaturated fatty acids over saturated fats in cows' milk. The new supplement,...

Lactalis gets motivated in the health food market

The continuing trend towards healthier foods has prompted one of France's leading cheese makers to form a partnership with a company specialising in low-fat spreads....

Milk boosts stronger bones in boys

Adolescent boys who drank three servings of milk daily while taking part in a standardised strength training programme had significantly greater increases in bone density...

Cosucra shifts focus to health

Belgian firm Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is exiting the sugar beet processing business to concentrate entirely on added value ingredients for health foods. The family company,...

Healthy developments

Italy's leading maker of organic fresh pasta has entered the probiotics market adding an organic yoghurt to its new dairy foods range. Biorigin's whole milk...

Healthier ice cream

CoolBrands International has teamed up with Atkins Nutritionals to manufacture, sell and distribute an expanded lineup of Atkins Endulge premium ice cream products in the...

A 'healthier' milk for UK market?

UK dairy farmers are planning to market the controversial A2 milk, said to be better for the heart, and also claimed to help children with...

Healthy quarterly results from WBD

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD) has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2003. The figures show steady growth in the dairy...

Health trend continues

The latest round-up from Mintel's Global New Products Database shows the popularity of health positioned foods is far from waning with food manufacturers competing in...

Healthy designs

RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz has developed a convenient bottle for a new breakfast drink from Dutch dairy products manufacturer Campina . The product, NutriStart, is intended for...

Yoghurt drinks target the health-conscious

'Healthiness-to-go' appears to be the order of the day on Europe's supermarket shelves as Mintel's Global New Product Database reveals a number of new functional...

Research supports yoghurt health claims

Latest research into the beneficial impact of peptides in fermented milk might have on lowering consumer's blood pressure brings good news for manufacturers of drinking...

Swiss cheese group reports healthy performance

Switzerland's Emmi group has reported a 10 per cent increase in sales for 2002 to SF1.4 billion (€0.9bn) boosted mainly by a number of significant...

Healthy first quarter for Danone

French dairy-to-biscuits group Danone reported like-for-like sales grew 7.8 per cent during the year, although negative exchange rates and the impact of disposals (notably that...

New flavours for healthy yoghurt range

Austrian dairy cooperative Tirol Milch launched its Pro Frucht yoghurt in three new flavours on the home market last month. Tirol Milch's Pro Frucht 0%...

No dearth of healthy dairy products

With the booming trend in health products, dairy manufacturers, increasingly under pressure to innovate, have found strong potential for new products with added health benefits....

Valio boosted by lactose-free success

Finnish dairy group Valio began exporting its lactose-free milk drink to Sweden at the beginning of November 2002, and the popularity of the product in...

Valio extends lactose-free milk to Sweden

Finnish dairy company Valio is launching its lactose-free milk in Sweden, following the success of the product on the home market. Valio , which carries out...

Health claims: consumer misled?

'Health' claims made on food labels often leave consumers confused or unclear about the properties of the products, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) reports, following...

Nestlé sets sights on healthy future

Nestle chief executive Peter Brabeck said yesterday that nutrition would be the focus of the world's largest food company's acquisition strategy in the future, according...

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