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 consumed as live microorganisms...
Dairy giant Nestlé, has been taken to court in China for
mislabelling a milkshake drink. A mother in China discovered that
Nesquik powder that she bought for her three-year-old son contained
GM ingredients only after looking on the...
Adolescents who consume soft drinks are being deprived of nutrients
that are essential for growth and development. A new study has
revealed that milk drinks, even those with added sugars' are
healthier for growing children.
A group of scientists from the Dutch National Institute of Public
Health and the Environment, have found that young children who eat
products which are high in milk fat are less likely to develop the
chronic condition asthma.
A new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study has found that
dairy products such as cream cheese are best consumed as close to
the date of purchase as possible, and refrigerating leftovers at 40
degrees Fahrenheit proves to reduce...
UK dairy farmers using a new cup-removal system in their rotary
milking sheds are being warned to check for potentially fatal
trapping points. The announcement follows the death of a Riversdale
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.
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
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 easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel
An EU-funded project has developed new tools that enable more
extensive and rapid analysis of our gut microbiota than has been
possible earlier. Better knowledge of the microbiota may help
scientists to prevent gut diseases or improve...
As the World Dairy Expo currently gets into full swing in
Wisconsin, US, dairy industry officials are having to respond to
charges by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that
US-produced milk contains antibiotics and...
Dairy multinational Fonterra, has confirmed that the US Food &
Drug Administration has inspected two of its New Zealand
manufacturing sites as part of the agency's moves to step up
vigilance of all major food manufacturer's...
The Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI), an independent UK
organisation created to assess health claims on food, this week
added a new claim to its growing stable of advice for the food
industry. Consumers may soon see soya protein...
Genetically modified foods pose no greater health risk than
conventional foods, but the US government should scrutinise more
closely the safety of new biotech products, the investigative arm
of Congress has said.
In his budget proposal for fiscal year 2003, President Bush will
include $131 million (€152m) in new spending to protect the
nation's food supply from animal and plant pests and diseases,
strengthen food safety programs and support...
Food safety regulators participating in a global food forum said
authorities should be completely open in assessing the risks during
food scares to avoid misunderstanding and public panic, reported