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AnaBio looks to dairy for encapsulation

AnaBio Technologies Ltd. is an Irish company providing encapsulation and commercial contract manufacture for the stabilization of food, pharmaceutical and animal health products.

Consuming foods with plant sterols plays a role in managing heart health, says Nestlé Malaysia

Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the UKM Medical Centre show that Malaysians in their 30s are now more likely to have arteries similar to a person aged 70 due...

Danone, WhiteWave deal ‘raises serious questions about the future of the organic milk supply market’ Cornucopia Institute tells FTC

Danone’s proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods will “have a serious anti-competitive effect on the organic yogurt and organic fluid milk markets in the US,” the Cornucopia Institute has told the...

Cold War thaw? ASA upholds Taywell Ice Cream complaint from rival Perfect World

Ice cream maker Taywell breached health claim rules according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in what was the conclusion of a dispute between Taywell and rival ice cream...

News in brief

NIZO name Villaume Kal as new CEO

NIZO food research, a Dutch-based global contract research organization for companies in the food and health industries, has announced that Villaume Kal has been appointed the new CEO.    

Study says consuming estrogen in cow's milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

A study at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia says that in experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than in milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels...

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

Gastronaut organic freeze-dried ice cream is light years ahead of 1960s version, founder says

Gastronaut Ice Cream is an organic freeze-dried ice cream that made its debut on Kickstarter this month with the goal of raising $9,500. It quickly blasted past that funding goal...

When is it best to introduce complementary feeding for infants? Commission asks EFSA

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to update its scientific opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding for infants.

Scientists to trial cockroach milk as a future protein supplement

Scientists have discovered cockroach milk is four times more nutritious than cow's milk with a protein that releases energy slowly over a long period of time.

Grupo LaLa Q2 sales bump shows continued market value for dairy products

Grupo Lala reported an 8.9% quarterly increase in net sales closing at $684.8m (12,903m pesos) for its second quarter, largely driven by sales of its non-dairy products and strong continued...

UK criminalises infant formula marketing offences

The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to...

Protein ice cream: The Red Bull of the freezer aisle?

Rising protein ice cream brand WheyHey isn’t stopping at being the 'Red Bull of the freezer aisle'; it wants to provide an alternative to the 'rubbish' food companies are serving...

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.

FDA to update rules on vitamin D fortification of plant-based dairy alternatives

The FDA is amending the food additive regulations to allow manufacturers to fortify a wider range of plant-based dairy milk alternatives and yogurt alternatives with vitamin D2, and to increase...

‘Global solution’ for acid whey, E-Sep Technologies CEO says

E-Sep Technologies has developed an efficient industrial solution and chemical-free process to separate out ingredients from whey streams, the company said. 

DSM launches low-fat cheese cultures

DSM has launched Delvo Cheese CT-Light to enhance the texture and taste of low-fat continental cheese.

IFT2016 CHICAGO

Arla Food Ingredients says change your body age

Consumers aged 50+ can’t do anything about their chronological age, but they can slow down their ‘body age,’ according to Arla Food Ingredients.

Ingredion launches two rice starches

Ingredion is extending its portfolio of clean label ingredients to 30 products with the launch of two multifunctional starches.

News in brief

Frozen custard and dairy-free biggest climbers in ice cream category, says Nielsen

US retail sales of non-dairy ice cream surged 43.7% to $75.2m in the year to May 28, as more consumers enjoyed almond and coconut-based products in addition to dairy, while...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Consumers walking down the dairy aisle at a typical grocery store see a wide variety of cheese formats – from blocks to bricks to strings to shakers – but now...

Arla Foods Ingredients looks to add dairy to fufu to improve nutrition

A field study by Arla Food Ingredients of low-income families in the Democratic Republic of Congo has found an opportunity to improve the nutritional quality of the staple diet at...

DSM says health appeal of lactose-free is opportunity in emerging markets

DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report says the main reason consumers purchase lactose-free dairy products in emerging markets such as Colombia and China is the health appeal of the products,...

Butter may not be as bad for the heart as previously thought: Review

Eating butter has no effect on raising cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and may even have protective effects against diabetes, according to a review.

China direct

Biosearch Life probiotic approved in China for infant formula use

Spanish probiotics, omega-3 and extracts supplier Biosearch Life has been given approval for the sale of its Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 LC40 probiotic strain by China’s Family Planning and National Health...

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