A leading animal sciences group has sold the gene rights of a new
breed of dairy cattle to a UK distributor which it claims will give
farmers the opportunity to increase their milk yields as well as
prevent the proliferation of cattle...
Dutch health insurer VGZ is to reimburse policyholders who buy
Unilever's range of cholesterol-lowering margarine, yoghurt and
milk products in a bid to reduce medical costs related to heart
disease, it said yesterday.
Richmond Foods, the British ice cream manufacturer, consolidated
its position in 2004 with a rise in turnover despite less
favourable market conditions than in the previous year. And the
company is confident of further growth in 2005,...
Rachel's Organic, a leading UK producer of organic dairy products,
says that the growing appetite of British consumers for healthy,
innovative products is helping sustain growth in the burgeoning UK
organic dairy sector. Tom...
Chilled dairy products will remain one of the most important
product segments for the world's biggest food company Nestlé as it
tries to strengthen its position in the market for healthy and
nutritional foods, and move away from...
Calcium intake and exercise combination is the key to optimal
increases in bone density for pre-adolescent children, finds a new
study that combines previous evidence suggesting the independent
benefits of calcium and physical activity...
Ongoing demand for healthy products helped Irish food and
ingredients firm Kerry to a strong first half performance. And with
recent acquisitions pushing it into other high growth sectors,
there is little to stop the group from making...
The market for fats and spreads in Asia Pacific is evolving
rapidly, with increasing numbers of launches concentrating on the
low fat and fortified products. The latest look at the Mintel
database also reveals that dairy and vegetable...
US scientists have designed an edible film made from natural
ingredients that protects foods coated in the material from
spoiling. The film can also hold vitamins and other nutrients
within it to boost the nutritional value of the...
There could be growing opportunities for makers of chocolate milk
in health positionings, in particular in the Nordic countries.
Danes, for example, are consuming more of this product than ever
before, and new product introductions...
Exercise is more influential than calcium intake in determining
bone strength in young women, say US researchers, who found that
daily calcium intake had no significant impact on bone gain during
adolescence. They say that taking...
The dairy industry has been eagerly promoting trials showing that
the calcium in milk products can prevent obesity but, writes
Dominique Patton, several gaps in the evidence mean that
dietary guidelines based on this effect are a...
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, will present their findings
on calcium's affect on body weight in the Annual meeting of th
Danish Nutrition Society this month. A substantial amount of
research, mainly from the US, has made...
Valio is to launch its probiotic cheese in Belgium, the first
country outside its home market, where cheese is a fast-growing new
application area for the health-promoting bacteria, writes
Nurses in the UK are calling for an educational campaign outlining
the health risks of dairy foods. Researchers from Imperial College
London believe that in an attempt to increase yield, farmers are
artificially increasing a growth...
A diet of rapeseed oil fed to dairy cows can produce healthier milk
and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, find British
scientists, signalling future gains for suppliers of ingredients to
the animal feed industry.
There has been an increase in health conscious consumers in recent
times and as a result products that make health claims (functional
foods) have been driving the dairy sector's growth. However, a new
study has suggested that...
A new study has revealed that organic milk has more health benefits
than previously predicted. The findings show that organic milk has
higher Omega fatty acid content than conventional milk. Organic
farmers are calling for official...
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
Austrian dairy cooperative Tirol Milch launched its Pro Frucht
yoghurt in three new flavours on the home market last month. Aimed
at health-conscious consumers, the product contains probiotic
bacteria and the natural fibre inulin.