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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.

First EU-wide data offers ‘firm evidence’ of vitamin D deficiency

An estimated 13% of the EU population are vitamin D deficient, an EU-funded project providing the first internationally comparable data has found.

Could a novel UV technology help battle vitamin D deficiency?

With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency. 

Glanbia explains strong results

Glanbia released its financial results recently, as well as plans to expand its cheese factory in Wexford. DairyReporter took the opportunity to go a little deeper behind those financial results...

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Recent risk-reduction claims ‘have not been positive,’ say EFSA.

Earlier this month at Probiota in Amsterdam, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stated that microbiota changes should be linked to physiological or clinical outcomes of which a direct effect...

Shredded Parmesan market growing despite wood pulp controversy

After various media outlets reported that much of the shredded 100% Parmesan cheese in the US contains wood pulp this past week, sources told DairyReporter that the shredded Parmesan cheese...

Infant formula drives profits at a2 Milk

The a2 Milk Company has posted its financial results for the six months ending December 31, 2015.

FrieslandCampina Domo and Glycosyn partner for new infant nutrition ingredients

FrieslandCampina Domo and US-based Glycosyn are entering into a global partnership to develop new infant nutrition ingredients.

Ingredion report shows power of clean labels

‘Cracking the Clean Label Code’, a study of 1,000 consumers, which was commissioned by ingredient provider Ingredion, promotes the clean label opportunity for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and...

Arla Foods Ingredients holds annual seminar

At the recent Arla Foods Ingredients annual seminar in Beijing, Professor Yvan Vandenplas from UZ Brussel, Belgium, reviewed studies that have investigated useful alternatives to standard formulas made with cow’s...

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