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Probiotic may reduce the risk of common cold: Yakult study

Daily consumption of a fermented milk product with Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in healthy middle-aged office workers, says a new study....

Apac embraces healthy diets with organic dairy foods and drinks

Asia-Pacific’s organic dairy foods and drinks market is growing at a rapid pace due to its enhanced nutritional profile and its role in the act of sustainability.

Swedes spin silk from whey protein

Whey protein has become the unlikely source for producing artificial silk as researchers have perfected a method that uses nanostructures to form this high-demand material.

China

New regulations could force small formula companies to close

Last month’s decision by the Chinese food regulator to implement stricter food safety rules governing formulation and marketing is likely to wipe out a fair number of small- and medium-sized...

Nano-sized calcium improves bioavailability and could aid osteoporosis fight

Fortifying milk with calcium nanoparticles increases bioavailability and could help the rising number of women in Asia suffering with osteoporosis.

Post-exercise protein cuts later food intake: Study

Consuming a whey protein drink after exercise cuts later energy consumption and eating rate compared to consuming a carbohydrate drink among lean men, according to a study.

Asia growth: The main reason Nestle could be keen on Mead Johnson acquisition

The financial press is rife with chatter that Nestle is weighing up a bid for US infant formula firm Mead Johnson.

Yogurt for healthy skin? Japanese researchers examine aloe sterol-fortified yogurt

Women who consumed aloe sterol-fortified yogurt daily over 12 weeks revealed statistical differences in skin elasticity, skin moisture, collagen score, and transepidermal water loss, compared to a placebo, says a new...

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

Functional food and supplement manufacturers urged to get creative with whey protein offerings

South East Asia functional food and supplement firms need to help educate consumers that whey protein isn’t just for body builders, and formulate new products that can help treat the...

Lactic acid bacteria research could lead to new products and more jobs

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are responsible for the taste, consistency and shelf life of a range of dairy products.

TIC Gums introduces new yogurt application

TIC Gums has developed Dairyblend YG OG 6, an organic, non-GMO hydrocolloid system for use in indulgent yogurt applications.

ICL introducing protein-enriched yogurt system

ICL Food Specialties is introducing a new solution for protein-enriched yogurt.

Multi-strain probiotic could aid gut health – even if you’re healthy

A daily dose of multispecies probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy people, according to new observational data.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

Milk processor extends machine lifespan thanks to oil-impregnated bearings

A UK-based milk processing plant has partnered with Japanese firm NSK (Nippon Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha) to install oil-impregnated bearings on its machines.

Soy and dairy protein blend may attenuate aging-related muscle loss

Older men supplemented with a blend of soy and dairy proteins experienced similar responses in muscle synthesis as those supplemented with whey protein isolate, according to a new study.

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel...

Growth in cheese demand solidifies organic whey protein supply, says Milk Specialties Global

The growth of organic cheese production has ensured the supply chain for organic whey, said Milk Specialties Global. The company says its new organic whey protein ingredient helps fill a...

Common probiotic yoghurt strain reduces stress & anxiety in fish: Study

Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in fish and improve vitamin absorption, according to a study.

UK law seeks to close infant & follow-on formula ‘loopholes’

A UK bill seeking to close infant and follow-on formula regulation ‘loopholes’ has been unanimously endorsed by Parliament’s House of Commons.

Report urges UK to improve poor breastfeeding support

Scotland and Northern Ireland have made improvements in policies that encourage women to continue breastfeeding but England and Wales still lag behind, according to scorecards in a report from the...

Probiotic oral cavity-reduction potential has bite, study shows

A supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus could enhance dental health by reducing tooth decay, according to a Chilean study.

Bio-tiful Dairy working to expand awareness of kefir in the UK

Kefir is starting to take a hold in the UK, and Bio-tiful Dairy has recently expanded by introducing its products into foodservice with its Kefir cultured milk drinks and two...

Censoring choice? SNE concerned about Romanian infant formula plans

Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing...

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