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Probiotic supplements on rise in global €40bn market

Latest data from Euromonitor International shows the global probiotics market is worth about €40bn, yoghurt continues to be the dominant mode of delivery although probiotic supplements are growing fastest.

Ornua launches dessert mix for easy flavor addition

Ornua Ingredients has launched a ready-to-use neutral ‘base’ Dessert Mix that enables the user to develop different recipes from one product.

Agropur taps into ‘collective intelligence’ with dairy innovation program

Three Canadian companies, Agropur Cooperative and Quartier de l’innovation de Montreal (QI), Ag BioCentre, and NineSigma, headquartered in the US, are teaming up to launch “Inno Challenge,” a new program...

Rich concept? Personalised-protein at your service, sir (or madam)...

Entrepreneur Oliver Cookson has embarked on a new venture – a personalised protein-based nutrition service designed to “unravel the maze of protein by giving each consumer exactly what they need”.

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Chr. Hansen coagulant for consistent soft cheese shelf life

Chr. Hansen has launched a coagulant, CHY-MAX Special, for soft cheese manufacturers that the company says eliminates undesired bitter notes developing throughout shelf life.

Whey protein’s heart health benefits demonstrated in RCT study

Whey protein could reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease, an RCT has found. 

Halloween horror: yogurt drives growth as chocolate confectionery declines

While trick or treaters this Halloween might be anticipating bags full of the traditional chocolate, gum and candy, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International, these ‘treats’ have seen...

Devil's milk peptides found to kill ‘superbugs’

Milk peptides from the Tasmanian devil may play a role in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to researchers writing in Nature. 

Probiota 2017 migrates to Berlin; call for scientific abstracts until 11 November

An important prebiotic, probiotic congress takes place in Berlin on 1-3 February next year for those in the business and science of the microbiota.

Blackmores and Bega infant nutrition venture misses targets amid China slowdown

A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.

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Nitrogen spiking: The loophole jeopardising protein’s podium place

The European sports nutrition industry is calling for a ‘protein spiking’ loophole to be closed, but if there is any Brussels movement it is likely to be slow and this...

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DSM launches new cultures to reduce cheese ripening time

Global health and nutrition company DSM has added to its range of continental cheese solutions to enable cheesemakers to halve ripening times.

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of...

Sensus says Asia Pacific survey shows value of chicory root fiber in dairy industry

A study by market research company MSI-ACI for Dutch ingredient company Sensus says consumer interest in healthier foods in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region continues to grow.

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Probiotics & gene interaction mapped in fermented milk: Study

New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Dairy Quality Inc. launches all-in-one mobile solution for monitoring dairy herd health

Exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo this week in Madison, Wisconsin, Dairy Quality Inc. showcased Dairy Health Check, the company’s latest mobile technology for dairy farmers to better monitor the...

New products created as demand for dairy alternatives rises

Demand for dairy alternatives is growing with the creation of dairy-free milk in labs, the emergence of vegan milk alternatives, and increased adoption of coconut and banana milks that offers...

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Fonterra drops sugar in children’s yogurt by 40%

Fonterra’s Anchor Uno has reformulated its children’s yogurts, with 40% less sugar than the original product.

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Fage’s Crossovers line advances the evolution of yogurt in the US from sweet to savory

The slow evolution of yogurt in the US from primarily sweet options concentrated on breakfast to more savory choices that can be eaten all day continues with the current roll-out...

Bar applications, RTDs continue to offer rich opportunities for dairy proteins, supplier says

Plant-based proteins might be the hot topic, but opportunities for dairy proteins continue to abound, according to one supplier.

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has officially opened its expanded capacity at its manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Advertising regulator rules against Alpro over paid-for tweets

Alpro did not make it clear enough that it had paid a British celebrity to post tweets about one of its products, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled....

'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'

Probiotics giant buys world’s best-documented strain

Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.

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Tate & Lyle increases capacity for added value oat ingredients

Tate & Lyle has upped its manufacturing capacity for added value oat ingredients ten-fold at its Swedish facility.

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Vitalus gets cash boost from Canadian government for prebiotic from milk permeate

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of C$10m ($7.6m) for Vitalus Nutrition Inc. to commercialize, VITAGOS, a value-added prebiotic.

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