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Sensus confirms prebiotic effect of low-dose inulin

Dutch ingredients firm Sensus has carried out new research to prove the prebiotic effect of native inulin at only 5 grams, allowing food manufacturers to make prebiotic claims on a...

Genomics could offer much-needed support for probiotic claims

New gene technology could provide further evidence to support probiotic bacteria, often criticised by the medical profession for having insufficient science behind the claims made about their health benefits.

Danisco steps up probiotics presence with European dairy launch

The first dairy food range in Europe containing Danisco's Howaru probiotics has been introduced in Slovenia by one of the region's top dairy product manufacturers Ljubljanske Mlekarne.

Probiotics targeted for growth under new Danisco cultures unit

The new cultures unit at Danisco looks set to become a powerful force in the probiotics sector, gaining additional strains and entrance to new markets with the acquisition of Rhodia...

New probiotic tablet from Chr. Hansen

Probiotics in capsule form have been around for a few years, as dietary supplement manufacturers seek to take advantage of the growing awareness of their beneficial effect on gut health....

Fresh milk with omega-3 makes debut in Ireland

Europe's first pasteurized milk enriched with omega-3 fatty acids has launched in Ireland, thanks to new technology that allows a fish oil emulsion to be added to milk just before...

Healthy Belgium proves good launchpad for new probiotic applications

Valio is to launch its probiotic cheese in Belgium, the first country outside its home market, where cheese is a fast-growing new application area for the health-promoting bacteria, writes Dominique...

Feed supplements boost omega-3 fats in milk

The omega-3 content of milk can be increased by feeding cows with fish oil, say Australian researchers reporting the results of a new study.

Probiotics, dead or alive, can relieve gut disease

Probiotics, the bacteria thought to help gut health disorders, allergies and even some forms of cancer, contain immune system-stimulating DNA, which makes them just as effective when inactivated as when...

Probiotic feeds down under

Australians could soon be eating 'healthier' chickens after the government approved BioPlus 2B, a natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters for piglets and chickens. On...

Prebiotic pectin properties

The common food ingredient pectin may be more valuable than thought as it has significant prebiotic properties, claims a US scientist. Pectin, derived mainly from...

Danone invests in probiotics firm

French yoghurt manufacturer Danone has announced that it has raised its stake in Japanese probiotics maker Yakult to 19 per cent. The investment in Yakult...

US milk recall due to vitamin contamination

In the US, an Ohio dairy is recalling 150 half gallons of one of its products because it contains levels of vitamin A that could...

Probiotic foods cut the risk for UTIs

Probiotic dairy products could help prevent women from getting recurring urinary tract infections, says a team of Finnish researchers. The team from the University of...

Strong year-end for probiotic group

Swedish probiotics company BioGaia, which has made significant developments in its health and nutrition unit this year, reported net sales for 2002 reached SK43.1 million...

Dairy products failing probiotics test

Acidophilus and other probiotic supplements may be gaining in popularity but a report by independent testers ConsumerLab, says live bacteria may actually be missing in...

Supporting probiotics in yoghurt

The dairy industry is increasingly turning towards innovation in order to drive sales forward. With the health trend gaining pace by the week, a key...

Probiotic project

As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of two probiotic strains on...

Europe investigates probiotics

As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of two probiotic strains on...

Food fortified with vitamin D - the future?

Health professionals across Europe are seeing more and more cases of rickets and increasing the amount of vitamin D in food could be one way...

Probiotic bacteria at weaning may help alleviate allergy in infants

Probiotics or 'friendly' bacteria given to babies during weaning may help alleviate the symptoms of eczema, according to research published in the British journal Gut....

Probiotics may help antibiotic side-effects

Probiotics can prevent the diarrhoea symptoms associated with the use of antibiotics, finds a study published in this week's British Medical Journal. Researchers at the...

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