Probiotic bacteria may reduce the occurrence of gut complications in premature infants, suggests new research with piglets.
Probiotics are being included in increasing numbers of 'innovative' new applications, according to information released by Datamonitor.
Eating cheese fortified with vitamin D results in the same blood rises in the vitamin as from supplements, reports new research from Canada.
Raising current vitamin D levels from 200 International Units (IU) to 2,000 IU could boost bone health amongst children and have long-term health benefits, says new research.
Italians and women are the most interested western Europeans in digestive health claims while Dutch are the least, according to new consumer research funded by French fibre specialist Syral.
The prebiotic inulin may enhance the texture of probiotic ice-cream, resulting in a potentially health friendly summer snack, according to new research.
Specialty ingredients supplier Glanbia Nutritionals has launched its first omega-3 ingredients in Europe in a move that will see it target functional foods and beverages.
Lonza is to expand its production of vitamin B3 in a bid to meet growing demand for the ingredient from the food industry, the company has said.
Unilever has joined the growing number of manufacturers exploring new ways of delivering probiotics by launching an iced lolly aimed at children in the UK.
Danisco Cultures has launched five versions of the website that promotes its probiotic cultures in five different languages in response to what it calls "accelerating global development" of its licensing...
Norwegian supplier Denomega has debuted a fish oil aimed at the dairy industry it says will be on market in "major products" by the summer.
Adding probiotic bacteria to cheddar may lead to the formation of blood pressure lowering proteins, giving the cheese an added health punch, report Australian researchers.
The field of probiotics research is set to receive a boost by two new grants announced yesterday by the Global Probiotics Council (GPC).
The headlines are sensationalist: twenty-four people have died in a probiotic trial. Therefore, probiotics may be fatal. Throw those yoghurt shots away!
The US arm of Danone could be forced to make a multi-million dollar refund to its customers over allegations that it has used fraudulent health claims to sell some of...
Strains of probiotic bacteria can affect metabolism, says a new study from Nestle and Imperial College London that could help the development of new probiotic products tailored for individuals.
Chr Hansen has signed a conditional agreement to buy Swedish Arla Foods' subsidiary Medipharm, a deal which will strengthen the Danish firm's probiotic activities.
Experts at a Nestle-sponsored symposium on probiotics and children's health have urged paediatricians to pay attention to emerging research on so-called good bacteria, although more research is needed on the...
Chr Hansen has introduced a new probiotic mix for children, which the firm is marketing in an easy-to-use format that can be added directly to foods and drinks as a...
Morinaga Milk Industry announced this week that it has obtained self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) certification for one of its probiotic ingredients to tap growing demand in the US...
International dairy and nutritional ingredients group Glanbia is making its way into the North American omega-3 market with the acquisition of the Canadian nutritionals business, Pizzey's Milling.
The European food and beverage probiotics market is expected to more than double by 2013, according to a market report, with the proposed EU health claims rules presenting "untapped" potential....
A cheese containing a Chr Hansen probiotic has been launched in Italy, a move which reinforces the growing trend for companies to use probiotics outside of the traditional yoghurt pot.
The sensory aspects of cheese could be boosted by the addition of prebiotic ingredients, in addition to improving the nutritional profile of the product, suggests new research.
A third omega-3 enhanced spread is being planned by UK's Dairy Crest - a move which rubber stamps the increasing trend for food companies to take advantage of the health...