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SweetBiotix is composed of naturally sweet fibers with a taste similar to sucrose that are not digested in the gut, making it free from calories. Pic: ©Getty Images/puhhha

Global dairy company to evaluate SweetBiotix calorie-free product

By Jim Cornall

OptiBiotix Health plc, a UK-based life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has entered into an evaluation agreement with a global dairy company for its SweetBiotix calorie-free sweet fibers.

The new guidelines document from the EDA includes an explanation of terms and sample scenarios for dairy producers. Pic: ©Getty Images/reportman1985

EDA issues guidelines on Voluntary Origin Labelling

By Jim Cornall

The European Dairy Association (EDA) has issued its sectorial Guidelines for the voluntary indication of the origin of dairy products as an industry reference in the implementation of the new rules laid down in the EU Commission Implementing Regulation...

The deal to buy Ontario specialty cheese and yogurt company Shepherd Gourmet is valued at C$100m.

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Saputo buys Shepherd Gourmet Dairy

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the activities of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc. for C$100m (US$77.7m).

The LactoSens 0.01% test – recently validated against HPLC - is a direct assay on a biochip that specifically measures lactose in minutes in milk and dairy products including yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese and mozzarella.

LactoSens opens up lactose-free market

By Jim Cornall

As the increasing importance of “lactose free” products, the relevant threshold for “lactose-free” labeling has been reduced, an Austrian company has launched a device capable of accurately measuring the lower lactose threshold in dairy products.

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