Deadline for health claims looms
Member states have until tomorrow to pass health claims dossiers
submitted by industry to the European Commission to gain approval
under new legislation on what can be said about products and
Dairy industry steps up for obesity battle
A number of leading dairy experts believe that the industry is
"unfairly" blamed for contributing to the growing
worldwide obesity crises, and more must be done to promote the
dietary benefits of its products.
Digestion to take over from heart health, report claims
The increasing use of probiotics and antioxidants will continue to
develop in 2008 but products positioned at heart health will not
perform so well, a report has said.
Lactose intolerant can still eat some cheese
Lactose intolerant Brits may be missing the high calcium health benefits of dairy goods due to the misapprehension that they cannot eat cheese, according to a new survey conducted by the British Cheese Board (BCB).
Organic milk profits on health claims
Sales of organic milk within the UK are up by about 11
per cent to 200m litres a year, boosted by studies linking the
product with a number of health benefits, a leading dairy
Friesland ups capacity for healthy whey
Friesland Foods Domo has invested €6M in its whey protein plant in
Workum, The Netherlands, allowing it to increase production of
infant formula ingredients and produce its new low-fat ingredient
for dairy applications.
Health claims research free to all
The Swedish Nutrition Foundation (SNF) has signed a contract
allowing free access to scientific research, which will provide
much needed evidence for companies wishing to make a health benefit
Time to get serious on health claims criteria
The European Food Safety Authority's task to assess thousands of
health claims is a headache in anyone's book - and one made
worse through vague instructions to industry.
Healthy outlook for Dairy Crest's financial ambitions
Higher pricing and an increasing focus on healthier products
continues to ensure that Dairy Crest remains in line to achieve its
full year sales targets, the company announced today.
Health focus drives whey and lactose demand
The global market for whey and lactose ingredients
will increase by 20 percent as the dairy industry focuses more
on healthy and nutritional products, a new
Nestle nourished by health aims
Nestle's drive to be a major health and nutrition player resulted
in a strong first half fiscal performance for the company.
Healthy half year for Danone's nutrition ambition
Danone has increased like-for-like sales by 8.2 per cent to €7.5bn
during the first half of the year as it continues to refocus its
operations towards health and nutrition.
Danone eyes Numico for healthier future
Danone yesterday tendered a €12.3bn offer for nutrition group
Numico in a bid to dominate the growing market for high
margin, added-value products.
Ireland urges industry to co-operate with health claim discussions
Ireland's food safety regulator has urged the nation's food
industry to be more involved with the EU health claims process to
make the most of the opportunities it offers.
Obesity white paper gives 3 years for self-regulation impact
The European Commission yesterday adopted a white paper setting out
a European strategy on nutrition, overweight and obesity, including
plans to review progress in three years.