A glass of milk a day keeps diarrhoea at bay?
Taking supplements of calcium could help the body fight E
coli, the bacteria often responsible for traveller's diarrhoea,
and a cause of illness in children and the elderly in developing
Request for phytosterols in milk
The Australian and New Zealand markets could soon see
cholesterol-lowering milks on sale, as the region's food agency
considers comments on a request from Parmalat Australia.
Milk to the rescue
The US Food and Drug Administration has said that it is safe to
spray lactoferrin, a milk protein, on to beef carcasses to fight
disease-causing bacteria such as E. coli 0157:H7.
EU agrees safety test rules
European Union farm ministers have agreed stricter rules aimed at
improving food safety, on testing for contamination of milk.
Milk screening test launched
DuPont Qualicon has developed the BAX system PCR assay for
detecting Enterobacter sakazakii in infant formula and dry
New Listeria detection system developed
A new tool for subtyping strains of Listeria monocytogenes
bacteria that cause foodborne illness has been developed in America
by USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
Bacteria may protect cheese from listeria
German researchers have found that the addition of a bacterium
during cheese production may be a simple answer to preventing
Listeria in unpasteurised produce.
Lloyd Instruments launches food texture analyser
Lloyd Instruments has unveiled the TAPlus - a low-priced, high
performance foodtexture analyser aimed primarily at the bakery and
processed meat markets.
Foss improves milk quality assurance
In order to make the analysis of milk samples easier, Foss has
improved the quality assurance abilities for its existing milk
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 many priobiotic products.
Supporting probiotics in yoghurt
A European research project is looking at how the manufacturing
process is key to an effective probiotic yoghurt.
Cheese packaging extends shelf life
The shelf-life of cheeses may triple from the present 2-3 months up
to 9 months, with the help of a new packaging material.
Extending dairy shelf life
Research carried out at the Texas A&M university shows how
increasing the pressure during the milk homogenisation process
could improve dairy industry consumer products of tomorrow, claim
scientists this week.
Dairy leak causes soy milk recall
In the US a Missouri company has announced the recall of 5,069
cases of soymilk over fears of undeclared dairy proteins.
Milk blamed for iron deficiency in tots
Leading nutritional experts have called for new initiatives to
tackle iron deficiency among young children, citing dairy milk as a
cause of iron deficiency amongst infants over six months old in the