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BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has entered into a new supply and licence agreement with Nestlé that will see the Swiss food and beverage giant include the firm's Lactobacillus reuteri probiotic in...

EU Parliament set for June 11 vote on PARNUTS reform

The long-awaited reform of EU rules governing ‘special’ foods like baby and gluten-free foods, is imminent with a June 11 vote to mandate the changes – and most stakeholders satisfied...

Infant formula ‘Staging’ concept mimics changing composition of breast milk – Arla Foods Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a concept that it claims could enable the infant formula industry to one day manufacture products that mimic the changing nutritional composition of breast...

Yakult ordered to pull Olympics-themed advert in UK over health claims breach

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has slapped a ban on the broadcast of a Yakult TV advert, ruling that the ad implied there was a health advantage to drinking...

Emmi launches high-protein, low fat dairy range to meet increasing 'wellbeing' demand

Swiss dairy processor, Emmi, has launched a range of reduced-fat, high-protein, lactose-free dairy products – a development it has attributed to increasing consumer demand for “wellbeing dairy” over functional products.

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CLA-based dairy drink seeks new Las Vegas Acclaim

Wisconsin firm LiveGreat Foods is launching a rebranded version of its Clarinol CLA-fortified milk Acclaim at the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo in Las Vegas (June 7-9).

Chr Hansen targets dairy players with vitamin K-boosting probiotic

Probiotic leader Chr Hansen is targeting dairy players with an L. Lactis probiotic strain it says produces vitamin K at significant enough levels to utilise approved health claims.

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‘Quality’ dairy nutrients could slash US healthcare costs by billions: DRI president

Dairy products play an vital role in disease prevention, and could save the US healthcare system billions if consumers ate them at recommended levels, according to the Dairy Research Institute...

'We are building Lifeway as a global brand', says CEO

Record sales and a 97% control of the kefir category are only the start for Lifeway Foods, as the company states it’s ‘in the early stages of its long-term growth...

MINTEL PREDICTS STRONG US GROWTH FOR HEALTHY KIDS YOGURT DRINKS

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

Dairy giant Dannon (Danone) says it spent two years reformulating its Danimals Smoothies for kids in the US to achieve a 25% sugar reduction, as Mintel predicts strong growth for...

Breast milk substitute wins 17 process patents

Dutch supplier IOI-Loders Croklaan has won 17 process patents for its breast milk alternative Betapol and has another four pending.

Volac heralds high-protein dairy beverage launch as 'next step' for company

British dairy nutritionals manufacturer, Volac, has launched a low-fat, high-protein dairy drink called Upbeat in the UK - a move that marks the company's entry into the consumer market for dairy beverages....

Dean Foods launches consumer-driven high-protein TruMoo innovation

Dean Foods has launched a high-protein, long-life version of its popular TruMoo flavoured milk range in an attempt to meet increasing US consumer demand for protein-enriched beverages.

Danone wins Activia health claim in Switzerland

Danone has been granted a front-of-pack health claim by Swiss Authorities that says its Activia yoghurt aids digestion.

'A big step forward': Probiotics may alter brain activity in healthy people, says Danone/UCLA data

Daily supplements of a fermented milk product containing five different probiotic strains may affect the parts of the brain linked to emotion and sensation, says a new study from UCLA...

EFSA to deliver baby and children’s milk opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been asked by the EU to produce a report on the nutritional value of follow-on formulas and children’s or toddlers' milks that may...

Soy industry: FAO protein findings only useful in malnourished populations

The European soy sector says a UN report that found dairy proteins offer a superior amino acid profile to plant proteins is only meaningful for the malnourished.

a2 Milk UK establishment costs offset A2 Corporation H1 sales increase

Costs relating to the establishment of the a2 Milk UK joint venture contributed to a H1 profits decrease for Australasian dairy processor A2 Corporation (A2C), the company has revealed.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM: FUNCTIONAL & HEALTHY BEVERAGES

Dairy-based soft drinks corner small market, but demand rising: Analysts

The market for dairy-based soft drinks is still small, but demand is on the rise, analysts have claim – backing up a 2012 Rabobank forecast that soft drink-dairy category “convergence” would increase....

Absolutely Fabuless? Pictures take Optimel Control outside EU health claim laws

Pictures are much more powerful than words when it comes to health claim marketing according to Dutch researchers who have completed a study of Dutch dairy Campina’s weight control yoghurt,...

Ultra-fine wheat bran plugs health and can improve texture and structure, says Limagrain

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has extended its fibre range with a new ultra-fine wheat bran ingredient that it says can improve structure, texture and nutrition in a broad range of...

Chr Hansen eyes pharma sector with €20m probiotic plant expansion

Global probiotics leader Chr Hansen is throwing €20m at the expansion of its Danish freeze-drying capacity with increasing global pharma  and food supplement demand the key driver.

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Which 2 global health brands grew by $1bn in 2012?

Something probiotic? Omega-3? A diet cola? Nope. 

NHCR article 13.5 shakedown

Latest EFSA article 13.5 rejections down to “lousy science”: Consultant

There is no surprise in the latest batch of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) article 13.5 health claim rejections as the science presented in six dossiers was “lousy”, a consultant told us...

First Milk ups farmer capital to fund added-value dairy future

British dairy processor First Milk is increasing the amount of capital that its farmer members are required invest in the business, in an attempt to speed up the growth of...

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