Hydrocolloids show the 'whey' to cheaper dairy drinks
Food gums like gellan gum and pectin may hold the key to success in the growing market for whey-based beverages, as manufacturers look to offer dairy beverages at competitive prices.
Infant nutrition company signs Persian Gulf joint venture
US company Mead Johnson has teamed up with food and beverage company Almarai, based in the Persian Gulf, to target the region’s infant formula nutrition market valued at US$450m.
Science builds for cardiovascular benefits of dairy proteins
A combination of milk proteins may reduce hardening of the arteries, says a new study from Valio that support the cardiovascular benefits of the dairy peptides.
EFSA health claim opinion
Danone Baby Nutrition says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to engage in “direct scientific dialogue” in the lead-up to the agency’s scientists handing it a negative opinion for a prebiotic-infant immunity health claim in December.
Dairy proteins could have packaging potential
Food-packaging products made from dairy ingredients could provide a viable alternative to petroleum-based packaging products, according to scientist based at the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
Danes unite to mine infant formula prebiotics
Danisco and Arla are taking part in a €2.5m+ business/academia research project to isolate and develop some of the oligosaccharides naturally present in human breast milk for use in infant formulas.
Heinz infant formula advert misleading, says ASA
A complaint from viewers about a TV advert implying health claims with regard to a follow on formula from Heinz has been upheld by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
DSM launches enzymatic whey whitener
Dispatches from FiE
DSM has developed a new fungal peroxidase that can whiten whey without the use of harsh chemicals, and avoiding off-tastes and protein irregularities.
Synergy sensory study tackles protein problems
Synergy Flavors has commissioned a sensory research program at North Carolina State University to examine how dairy proteins affect taste perception, with the aim of diminishing undesirable flavors.
Solae launches new high-protein soy nuggets
Solae has launched a high protein soy nugget with 90 percent protein on a dry weight basis, said to be the highest containing soy protein nugget on the market.
Gelatin plus soy protein may mask bitter taste of caseins
Bitter-tasting casein hydrolysates may find more applications if spray-dried with gelatine and soy protein isolate, suggests a new study from Brazil.
Dairy proteins again linked to blood pressure benefits
A combination of milk proteins may reduce salt-induced increases in blood pressure by about 10 mmHg, according to results of a rat study from Valio.
Arla unites R&D resources with new milk protein centre
Arla Food Ingredients has opened a new application centre in Aarhus, Denmark, consolidating its R&D facilities as part of its plan to double milk protein sales by 2013.
Milk protein may protect premature babies from infection
Supplements of the milk protein lactoferrin alone or in combination with a probiotic the reduced incidence of infection in pre-term babies, says a new study.
More vitamin D for mothers, less for infants?
A new study at the University of British Columbia will examine whether increasing the recommended dose of vitamin D for pregnant women will increase levels of the vitamin delivered to their babies in breast milk.