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Clinical trial tips to win an EFSA health claim

Atlantia Food Contract Research Organisation has identified methods of best practices to help food and supplements makers conduct human intervention studies that will help them win a European Food Safety...

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BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has entered into a new supply and licence agreement with Nestlé that will see the Swiss food and beverage giant include the firm's Lactobacillus reuteri probiotic in...

FSMA will ‘help’ aseptic in future, but limit US opportunities in the short-term - packaging expert

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will limit the growth of aseptic processing and packaging in the US in the short-term, but could help to drive demand for the technology...

Aseptic technologies are ‘strong and growing’: World renowned expert

Aseptic processing and packaging is a ‘strong and growing series of technologies’, despite being much more complex than canning or traditional terminal sterilization, according to a leading expert.

Prebiotic infant formula yields breast milk-like infant microbiota: Study

Infant formula infused with prebiotic oligofructose-enriched inulin results in an infant microbiota that is closer to that of breast milk fed infants during the first four months of life, a...

Misdiagnosed cow’s milk allergy in infants ‘potentially harmful’ - study

Parents and doctors must be more aware of the importance of objectively diagnosing milk allergies in infant to “prevent potential nutritional deficiencies,” according to a team of Israeli researchers.

EU Parliament set for June 11 vote on PARNUTS reform

The long-awaited reform of EU rules governing ‘special’ foods like baby and gluten-free foods, is imminent with a June 11 vote to mandate the changes – and most stakeholders satisfied...

Indian plant investment will support increasing aseptic processing and packaging demand – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is hoping to support “strong growth” in demand for aseptic processing and packaging solutions in the Indian sub-continent and South Asia through the opening of a new €120m ($156m) facility...

Arla Foods refinances bank debt through €175m corporate bonds issue

Arla Foods has given professional investors the opportunity to invest in the company through the issue of SEK 1.5bn ($225m, €175m)-worth of corporate bonds – a move designed to refinance its...

Cold-storage humidification sanitizes, disinfects

Smart Fog has launched a new cold-storage humidification system that sanitizes and disinfects at the same time.

'Robust' pasta filata cheese cultures support downgrade-reduction efforts - Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen has developed a new range of "robust" cultures for mozzarella and other pasta filata cheeses that support manufacturer efforts to reduce product variation and downgrade costs....

Growing yogurt market share: Dannon uses IBM analytics to boost forecasting and focus on promotions

The Dannon Company is supporting its market share growth in the $7 billion US yogurt sector by using IBM’s planning solutions to help the business in ways ‘that were unimaginable...

Bio-based carton cap ‘important step’ towards 100% renewable packaging solution – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has heralded the launch of its latest development - a high density polyethylene (HDPE) carton cap made from sugar cane – as “another important step” towards its goal of a...

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Hong Kong recalls Australian low-fat milk over excessive bacterial count

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has ordered the recall of an Australian low-fat milk product after routine tests found a bacterial count exceeding the legal limit.

Dairy firms should adopt sector-specific safety training

UK dairy firms should adopt a new sector-specific safety training course and accreditation, according to food and drink qualification firm FDQ.

Chobani, Dannon attempt to defuse Greek yogurt ‘acid whey’ environmental concerns

Chobani and Dannon have vowed to establish more "responsible" ways to dispose of the potentially-hazardous Greek yogurt by-product, 'acid whey' - amidst growing concerns from the US about the substance's environmental impact....

'Australian dairy producers fail to understand overseas markets'

Australia’s dairy companies have failed to invest in technology and do not try hard enough to profit from international trade, Murray Goulburn’s chief executive, Gary Helou, has warned.

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Our free online event, Aseptic Technology 2013, brings together leading suppliers, brand owners and specialists including GEA, Sidel, Solvay, Coca-Cola Hellenic and Zenith International.

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013: How clean is your label? And can GMOs ever belong in 'natural' products?

Recent data from Symphony Consulting (click here ), shows that while US retail sales of products making ‘natural’ claims still grew in 2012, the pace of that growth slowed noticeably compared...

Arla Foods agrees deal to sell Crediton Dairy to former Milk Link chiefs

Arla Foods UK has entered into an agreement with a management buy-out team led by two former Milk Link executives to sell its Devon-based milk drinks business, Crediton Dairy.

Dairy Crest ‘well placed’ for UK growth following St Hubert disposal

Dairy Crest is “well placed” for growth in the UK through internal investment or acquisitions following the 2012 disposal of its French spreads business, St Hubert, according to the company's CEO Mark...

European healthy ageing apathy creates challenges for brands: Fonterra research

Europeans are among the most apathetic people in the world about their health as they age – creating big challenges for manufacturers of healthy foods targeting this growing demographic, suggests...

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Fonterra recalls cheese slices due to packaging fault

Fonterra has recalled cheese slices in New Zealand after two reports of the plastic wrapping sticking to the cheese when unwrapped.

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Glanbia managing director announces plans to resign in 2013

Glanbia managing director, John Moloney, has informed the company that he will retire from his role and from the board by the end of the year.

Canada survey: infant foods are BPA free

Bisphenol A (BPA) is absent from infant foods and formulae in Canada, according to the results of routine product testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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