Functional Dairy

How can probiotic labeling improve in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

Regulations are loose on labeling in probiotic dairy products, but could this be changing? Experts say the ‘whole field would benefit’ from more descriptive labels.

The new cultures from DuPont target the production of indulgent yogurts. Pic: Getty Images/magone

The future of probiotic yogurt

By Jim Cornall

With consumer preference for healthy and functional food continuing to grow, so too is the market for probiotic yogurts. The associated digestive health benefits are accepted by consumers – to the point that they want more. Dairy manufacturers are challenged...

The new production facility allows for the supply and manufacture of grass-fed and A2 milk.

Westland looking for opportunities at new segregation plant

By Jim Cornall

Westland Milk Products says it is working with milk suppliers to encourage more production suitable for its new NZ$22m (US$14.4m) segregation plant at its Hokitika production facility, exploring market opportunities and developing logistics to cater for...

Researchers in Japan say avoiding formula immediately after birth is an easy fix. Pic: Getty Images/Sasiistock

Despite high rates of lactose intolerance, consumers are now eating more dairy

Japanese find breastfeeding at birth can lower milk allergies

By Richard Whitehead

Avoiding cow's milk formula and exclusively breastfeeding in the first three days of life helps reduce later lactose intolerance, according a Japanese clinical trial.

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