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Dairy companies join SAFE food safety program to develop bacteria-detection software

University College Dublin (UCD) and top dairy firms including Kerry have launched a three-year Innovation Partnership program to develop software that rapidly detects bacteria during production. 

Dairy Council issues booklet on iodine in dairy

Certain groups of the UK population are classified as mildly iodine deficient, however, according to The Dairy Council, consuming milk, yogurt and cheese can help ensure that iodine requirements are...

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the...

Müller won’t close Hanworth dairy

One of the UK’s largest glass bottle milk factories, at Hanworth, near London, won’t be closing after all.

News in brief

Tetra Pak delivers 200bn FSC labeled packages

Tetra Pak will have delivered 200bn packages labeled with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo by the end of April 2016.

Whey is clear answer in sports nutrition, expert asserts

You can say what you like about the benefits of mixing protein sources, but for sports nutrition expert Chris Lockwood, PhD, there’s only one way to the answer the cost...

Any objections? Sweden notifies EU on vitamin D fortification plans

Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

Canadian gov backs 40 centime probiotics to reach 1m Africans; invests €1.25m

A 40-centime probiotic powder sachet project that is permitting people to make 100 litres of nutrient-rich probiotic yoghurt or milk is boosting infant and child nutrition across sub-Saharan Africa, and...

Digestive issues attributed to lactose intolerance may be caused by A1 beta-casein protein, suggests study funded by a2 Milk

New clinical research – funded by the a2 Milk Company – lends credence to its claims that many consumers who believe they can’t tolerate lactose (milk sugar) should really be...

Ornua continues to grow profits with 18% increase in EBITDA

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced an 18% increase in EBITDA for the 2015 financial year.

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

China direct

Chaotic distribution system provides fertile ground for fake formula

Chaotic sales channels are to blame for Chinese counterfeiting scandals such as the recent case involving 22,600 cans of fake milk powder produced and sold under the brands of US...

No new legislation needed on ‘growing up milks’, says long-awaited Commission report

There is no need for new legislation specific to so-called ’growing up’ milks, the European Commission has said in a report rebuked by industry and NGOs alike.

Water recovered from whey can be used for clean-in-place procedures

A novel process allows water from whey to be recycled for cleaning, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science.

Almond milk sales continue to surge, as dairy milk contracts, Nielsen data shows

With plant-based diets all the rage in the US currently, milk alternatives – and particularly those from almonds – are seeing strong sales growth and increased innovation, while sales of...

Valio and Fazer join forces to reduce salt with ValSa

Globally, salt is seen as one of the most significant risk factors for high blood pressure and reducing salt intake has become a priority.

High-protein ice-cream company taking part in US Thrive technology program

UK high-protein ice-cream company Wheyhey has been chosen to take part in Thrive – an eight-week food-technology accelerator program based in Silicon Valley.

Abbott launches the first and only Ensure with HMB and high protein

The Ensure Enlive product is designed to aid recovery after illness, injury and surgery, and is backed by data from a randomized controlled trial.

Special edition: Getting more from your milk

Whey permeate can help sports recovery drinks

Despite the current ‘war on sugar,’ carbohydrate energy is a consumer need in sports nutrition, backed up by the most recently EU-approved health claim related to carbohydrates and recovery from...

Special edition: Getting more from your milk

Arla Foods Ingredients adapts to individual markets

Arla Foods Ingredients highlights the importance of local knowledge during new product development.

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

Danone omega-3 medical drink shows early Alzheimer’s benefits: RCT

Souvenaid, the high-dose omega-3 based medical drink Danone-Nutricia launched three years ago, can help pre-dementia sufferers, a 2-year clinical trial has found.

Swedes form probiotic partnership on 2 (+2) strains

Swedish probiotic leader Probi has licensed two strains from fellow Swedish firm Probac with dairy and functional food applications in mind.

Study says special infant formula promoting allergy protection has no effect

Hydrolyzed baby formula does not reduce allergy risk - despite previous claims - according to research led by Imperial College London.

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