EFSA health claim opinion
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved a health claim linking thiamin (vitamin B1) and “normal neurological development and function” in infants and children up to three years of age.
Fonterra advises need to identify dairy proteins in foods
An allergy scare involving the functional food product Whole has prompted Fonterra to advise manufacturers to communicate more prominently the use of dairy ingredients in foods.
Growing demand for whey and lactose ingredients
Demand for whey and lactose ingredients is showing strong growth after a significant fall in demand in 2008/2009 following big price rises the year before, according to a new report from food and drink industry analysts, 3A Business Consulting.
Wild Flavors and Sterling Technology team up for bioactive milk proteins
Sterling Technology and Wild Flavors have formed a partnership making Wild the exclusive provider of Sterling’s bioactive milk protein ingredients Immunel and Tegricel.
Lakeland opens major non-whey drying facility
Lakeland Dairies has opened what it claims to be the largest non-whey drying facility in Europe as the company looks forward after a lengthy restructuring period.
Milk proteins may aid post exercise fluid retention
Milk proteins could be more effective than carbohydrates at aiding fluid retention after exercise, according to new research.
Abbott infant formula recall to cost US$100m
Abbott said its recall of five million cans of Similac powdered infant formula because of possible contamination with beetles is likely to cost US$100m in lost revenues.
Whey proteins show blood pressure lowering powers
Beverages formulated with whey proteins may offer a dietary approach to reducing blood pressure in people at risk of hypertension, suggests a new study.
Cross-linked milk protein may reduce allergy concerns
Cross-linking milk proteins could reduce their digestibility, leading to increased satiety, and reduced allergic reactions, according to new research from Finland.
Infant formula marketing code has failed, says expert
Measures designed to ensure optimal infant nutrition are being hampered by disputes over the implementation of an international code of marketing for infant formula products, according to a child nutrition expert.
China reduces minimum protein levels to combat melamine
China has lowered minimum protein levels in raw milk in the country’s latest effort to stamp out the use of melamine in the dairy industry.
Protein could boost nutritional profile of infant formula
After years of pilot production, Arla Foods Ingredients is commercialising a milk protein, osteopontin, for the infant formula market that is found in high quantities in human milk.
Arla develops milk protein for Phenylketonuria sufferers
Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a milk protein to be used in foods for people suffering from the genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU).
Carbery targets sports drinks with clean whey
Irish dairy ingredients specialist Carbery is marketing a “clean tasting” hydrolysed whey protein range aimed at the sports nutrition market after completing sensory studies in conjunction with the North Carolina State University (NCSU).
Sports nutrition driving whey success
Increased demand from the sports nutrition and dietary supplements industries could see the US whey protein approach 500 million pounds (250 million kg) by 2015, says a new report.