Sinéad Mackey, technical validation manager at AnaBio, explains some of the technology used at the company.

AnaBio officially opens new facility

By Jim Cornall

Irish company AnaBio Technologies LTD, which specializes in encapsulation using natural food proteins, opened its new facility in Carrigtwohill, near Cork, Ireland recently.

3 reasons people take probiotics: maintaining health; promoting health; and reducing the risk of disease. Pic:Getty/chombosan

Guest article

‘Demand for probiotics is increasing significantly’

By Aslam Shaikh, senior research analyst, MarketsandMarkets

While dairy has traditionally been the most common format for probiotic products, the non-dairy beverages segment is expected to growth at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2017 – 2022. With a rise of more than 30% in sales of refrigerated probiotics drinks and juices...

DSM is the world's leading supplier of lactase. Pic:©Getty Images/ksana-gribanka/pavlinec

News in brief

DSM launches lactase enzyme Maxilact Smart

By Jim Cornall

DSM Food Specialties, a global science-based company, has launched Maxilact Smart, which it says is the fastest lactase enzyme on the market.