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.
Set against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions for
branded food manufacturers, raw material prices and a negative
currency impact played down first half figures for ingredients
A new cattle-feed supplement has been developed by scientists to
dramatically boost the content of unsaturated fatty acids over
saturated fats in cows' milk. The new supplemet is based on
naturally occurring proteins.
Lactalis, one of the world's largest dairy companies, has
strengthened its position in the health food sector via a stake in
Cema, a French company whose low-fat spread Primavere has been a
With the booming trend in health products, and dairy manufacturers
under pressure to innovate, there is an impressive number of
healthy dairy products being launched each month. We take a look at
some of the latest entries, from market...
In the first six weeks on sale in Sweden, the lactose-free milk
drink from Finland's Valio group has far exceeded even the
company's most optimistic expectations. Full year sales could be as
much as five times greater than...
Finnish dairy company Valio is launching its patented lactose-free
milk in Sweden, following the success of the product on the home
market. The company claims that unlike low-lactose milk, its
lactose-free milk tastes exactly the...
The thorny issue of 'health' claims on consumer food products
continued this week with the publication of a new report from the
UK Food Standards Agency. The findings, that consumers are confused
or unclear about the properties...
A long-term study is one of the first to analyse the link between
diet and heart disease in women, rather than grouping both women
and men together. The research is published in this week's
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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...
A new poll sponsored by the US company McNeil Nutritionals has
discovered that while many Americans know what lactose intolerance
is, most of them are still unaware that avoiding dairy products is
not the only way to treat the problem.
Breastfeeding is still the best way to ensure that babies obtain
the necessary nutritional intake for developing a healthy brain.
This was the conclusion of a panel of experts meeting last week at
the Advances in Paediatric Nutrition...
The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from
competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery
particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for a healthier
lifestyle, according to a new report from market analysts...