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Study quashes claim probiotic reduces NEC, sepsis & death in preterm infants

There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found....

‘Europe needs innovation’: Kerry

Irish dairy giant Kerry has called for more innovation in the dairy sector, saying Europe needs it more than ever to counter a flat macroeconomic environment and dropping milk prices.

'Cheese is intimidating': Sell the story and experience of the product to make consumers comfortable

Buying cheese can be confusing: but focusing on the story and experience behind the product can help alleviate confusion for consumers, according to an industry organization. 

Healthy innovation from British start-ups: Cauliflower porridge, cinnamon water and quark

Is cinnamon water set to steal coconut water's crown, can quark ever rival Greek yoghurt and will cauliflower rice really replace oats for a healthy breakfast porridge? FoodNavigator met up...

#Probiota16 : Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is go! for scientific abstracts extended until December 14

Probiota 2016 in Amsterdam is extending the deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Frontiers competition to December 14. We've had 15 entries but our scientific panel wants to see more...

Far East digest

Wide-ranging B. longum BB536 study shows multiple benefits for elderly

A nationwide survey of middle-aged and elderly Japanese consumers has found that those who take probiotic milk have better bone health, are less prone to some diseases and remember more...

Quality control of probiotics is lacking, study suggests

A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that contents of many bifidobacterial probiotic products differ from the ingredients listed.

Milk fat improvement starts at the agricultural level

As higher quantities and qualities of milk fat become trendier, the demand will likely become greater. How can the industry meet this demand? It will likely take vast improvements on...

EFSA revaluates novel synthetic oligosaccharides: ‘May cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms’

Doses of lacto-N-neotetraose and 2'‑O-fucosyllactose in foods and supplements for children aged 1-10 years could mean intakes linked to mild gastrointestinal symptoms in adults, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said...

Low-fat diet not helpful for long-term weight loss: Study

Those who eat a low-fat diet may have a harder time losing weight and keeping it off over time, according to a recent study.

#Probiota16 programme leaked; Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is open for business!...and science!...and more…

Digest the latest game-changing prebiotic and probiotic science; engage with 200 of your industry peers; debate with regulators and experts; assess start-up and major firm marketing and NPD moves; metabolise global markets; enjoy the best Amsterdam has to offer…...

More calcium needed in diets: Study

Most people could use more calcium in their diet, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Dairy alternatives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

Global consumption of dairy alternatives is set to rise rapidly driven by Asian-Pacific, according to a recent report.

The emotions of yogurt: Study finds vanilla makes people happy

A study suggests consumers have positive emotional responses to yogurts that are vanilla-flavored or low in fat.

Healthy fat: California entrepreneur markets triple-fat yogurt as healthy

One entrepreneur wants to ride the wave of dairy fat positivity into a new yogurt business, with a triple-cream, unsweetened organic yogurt.

Working dead? Nestlé scientists find heat-treated ‘zombie’ probiotics can boost immunity beyond the grave

Heat-treated probiotics may offer greater immunity benefits than their ‘live’ originals, according to just-published Nestlé Nutrition and Health research.

Tesco to improve dairy industry support

British supermarket Tesco has announced that its biggest farming group, the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG), is aiming to expand the amount of dairy farms it supports by a quarter.

Exclusive interview: Simon Coveney, Irish Food & Agriculture Minister

Irish government sticks to milk mining guns as prices plunge

Seven years ago the Irish government backed a collaborative industry-academic milk mining project to add value to the country’s dairy sector. Some have questioned why commercially usable research results have...

More whole milk can help avoid metabolic syndrome: Study

Although official dietary guidelines have advised against excessive consumption of whole fat milk for years, a study said it may be a good idea to include full-fat dairy products in...

Yakult study calls for further probiotic research on aflatoxin toxicity

Further research is warranted into the preventative effects of probiotics against aflatoxin toxicity, a cause of liver cancer, a Yakult-funded study has highlighted.  

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

Arla Foods Ingredients breaks into weight management with low calorie yogurt solution

Arla Foods Ingredients is moving to create a new 'natural' category in the weight management sector with low calorie yogurts.

Insurers look to cut ties with company accused of tainting whey with animal urine

Four insurance companies are seeking to cut ties with Wisconsin-based Packerland Whey Products Inc, after the company and its executives were accused of tainting its products with animal urine.


Open book: The future of probiotic marketing in Europe

‘Openness’ and ‘better dialogue’ between industry, scientists and regulators were themes of the day as the newly minted European chapter of the International Probiotics Association (IPA-Europe) launched itself with a...

Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

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