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Soy and dairy protein blend may attenuate aging-related muscle loss

Older men supplemented with a blend of soy and dairy proteins experienced similar responses in muscle synthesis as those supplemented with whey protein isolate, according to a new study.

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

Growth in cheese demand solidifies organic whey protein supply, says Milk Specialties Global

The growth of organic cheese production has ensured the supply chain for organic whey, said Milk Specialties Global. The company says its new organic whey protein ingredient helps fill a...

Common probiotic yoghurt strain reduces stress & anxiety in fish: Study

Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in fish and improve vitamin absorption, according to a study.

UK law seeks to close infant & follow-on formula ‘loopholes’

A UK bill seeking to close infant and follow-on formula regulation ‘loopholes’ has been unanimously endorsed by Parliament’s House of Commons.

Report urges UK to improve poor breastfeeding support

Scotland and Northern Ireland have made improvements in policies that encourage women to continue breastfeeding but England and Wales still lag behind, according to scorecards in a report from the...

Probiotic oral cavity-reduction potential has bite, study shows

A supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus could enhance dental health by reducing tooth decay, according to a Chilean study.

Bio-tiful Dairy working to expand awareness of kefir in the UK

Kefir is starting to take a hold in the UK, and Bio-tiful Dairy has recently expanded by introducing its products into foodservice with its Kefir cultured milk drinks and two...

Censoring choice? SNE concerned about Romanian infant formula plans

Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing...

DuPont and Inbiose partner to bring HMOs to market in 2017

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has announced a joint development and licensing agreement with Belgian specialty carbohydrates company Inbiose.

Probiotic supplements on rise in global €40bn market

Latest data from Euromonitor International shows the global probiotics market is worth about €40bn, yoghurt continues to be the dominant mode of delivery although probiotic supplements are growing fastest.

Ornua launches dessert mix for easy flavor addition

Ornua Ingredients has launched a ready-to-use neutral ‘base’ Dessert Mix that enables the user to develop different recipes from one product.

Agropur taps into ‘collective intelligence’ with dairy innovation program

Three Canadian companies, Agropur Cooperative and Quartier de l’innovation de Montreal (QI), Ag BioCentre, and NineSigma, headquartered in the US, are teaming up to launch “Inno Challenge,” a new program...

Rich concept? Personalised-protein at your service, sir (or madam)...

Entrepreneur Oliver Cookson has embarked on a new venture – a personalised protein-based nutrition service designed to “unravel the maze of protein by giving each consumer exactly what they need”.

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Chr. Hansen coagulant for consistent soft cheese shelf life

Chr. Hansen has launched a coagulant, CHY-MAX Special, for soft cheese manufacturers that the company says eliminates undesired bitter notes developing throughout shelf life.

Whey protein’s heart health benefits demonstrated in RCT study

Whey protein could reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease, an RCT has found. 

Halloween horror: yogurt drives growth as chocolate confectionery declines

While trick or treaters this Halloween might be anticipating bags full of the traditional chocolate, gum and candy, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International, these ‘treats’ have seen...

Devil's milk peptides found to kill ‘superbugs’

Milk peptides from the Tasmanian devil may play a role in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to researchers writing in Nature. 

Probiota 2017 migrates to Berlin; call for scientific abstracts until 11 November

An important prebiotic, probiotic congress takes place in Berlin on 1-3 February next year for those in the business and science of the microbiota.

Blackmores and Bega infant nutrition venture misses targets amid China slowdown

A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.

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Nitrogen spiking: The loophole jeopardising protein’s podium place

The European sports nutrition industry is calling for a ‘protein spiking’ loophole to be closed, but if there is any Brussels movement it is likely to be slow and this...

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DSM launches new cultures to reduce cheese ripening time

Global health and nutrition company DSM has added to its range of continental cheese solutions to enable cheesemakers to halve ripening times.

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of...

Sensus says Asia Pacific survey shows value of chicory root fiber in dairy industry

A study by market research company MSI-ACI for Dutch ingredient company Sensus says consumer interest in healthier foods in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to grow.

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Probiotics & gene interaction mapped in fermented milk: Study

New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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