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EIB loan for FrieslandCampina research

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €150m ($171m) loan with FrieslandCampina for its R&D activities in Europe.

CrossFit perfect fit for whey protein hydrolysates, says Arla Food Ingredients

The growing popularity of CrossFit will boost the market for premium sports nutrition solutions that offer significantly faster recovery than mainstream products, according to Arla Foods Ingredients.

Study shows complex Chinese preferences for flavored milk

Companies interested in selling flavored milk in China might find it a little more complicated than simply getting it on the shelves.

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Fonterra’s NZ$8m upgrade for lactose

An NZ$8m ($5.6m) upgrade is under way at Fonterra’s Edgecumbe site to capture lactose that previously could not be extracted from the site’s waste stream.

What will be the next hot probiotic product? Ganeden announces finalists to its Probiotic Innovation Jumpstart program

A probiotic smoothie bowl, probiotic creamy spread, or probiotic “protein energy balls” product will win the hearts of judges at IFT and award the entrepreneurs behind it with $25,000 and...

Probiotic strain may help prevent obesity

Probiotic strain Lactobacillus gasseri activates ‘multiple actions’ that may work in synergy to prevent obesity, Japanese research in rats has suggested.

Calcium linked to reduced breast cancer rates: Meta-analysis

A review of 26,000 cases has found consuming more calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese as well as supplements may slightly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

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Bitten: Long-awaited sugar replacement tooth claim enters EU law books

Almost three years after winning a positive EFSA opinion linking sugar replacement and tooth health, the claim has been written into EU law books.

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DSM launches white cheese cultures

DSM introduced a range of white cheese cultures at the DSM Dairy Seminar held on June 2, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Does chocolate milk really help with post-workout recovery? For most athletes, the answer is yes

Chocolate milk has been touted by marketing campaigns and the health fitness industry as a natural sports recovery drink, and a healthier alternative to carbohydrate sports drinks like Gatorade or...

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IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and...

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Nestlé Health Science partners with DBV to develop milk allergy detection tool

Nestlé Health Science has announced it has entered into a strategic collaboration with DBV Technologies to develop and bring to market a patch-test tool, MAG1C, for the diagnosis of Cow’s...

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European infant formula makers: We don't need more regulation

With the World Health Organisation (WHO) and respected British journal The Lancet recently calling for tighter regulation and enforcement to better control infant formulae marketing, Aurélie Perrichet executive director of sector group Specialised Nutrition Europe...

Special edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 hits €28bn in 2015 – growth predicted

The global omega-3 finished product market was worth €28 billion in 2015 and is set for pan-sector growth in the coming years to add €5bn by 2018, despite sustainability and scientific challenges.

Infant formula marketing: The Lancet calls for total social media ban

Respected British medical journal The Lancet says global infant formula marketing regulations need tightening – including a complete ban on social media channels.

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Study says iron in cows’ drinking water affects milk

Even a small amount of iron contamination in cows’ drinking water, or a milk processing plant, can cause changes in milk protein composition and oxidation in the final milk product, a...

Studies show cheese and fermented milk products can lower blood pressure

A journal review and a new study point to dairy products being utilized to reduce blood pressure.

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

Do fermented foods contain probiotics? Not necessarily, says Ganeden

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the...

Yakult sees net sales growth

Japanese dairy products company Yakult has released its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2016, and they show an increase in net sales of 5.9%.

Experts react to ‘waste of money’ headlines against probiotics

A recent article posted on The Daily Beast went with the headline “Probiotics Are a Waste of Money for Healthy Adults.” The story itself is based on findings from a...

Summer promises new frozen desserts with function, bold flavors and admirable missions

Summer is around the corner, which means retailers are stocking up on the latest innovations in frozen desserts to help shoppers stay cool. Here is a selection of new flavors...

FOSS introduces new cheese scanner

FOSS has introduced the DairyScan, an analytical instrument for testing the fat and moisture content of cheese during production and at final product release.

Exclusive guest article on CHP from Finning Power Systems

Making the best of energy in your dairy

The process of turning raw milk into a finished product ready to be sold to customers requires an incredible amount of energy. At different times, it will need to be...

Fonterra seeing rise in demand for organic milk

Fonterra says increased demand in the marketplace for organic milk means prices are higher for farmers supplying it to the New Zealand cooperative.

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