Functional Dairy

Enough goats' milk in UK to 'justify turning a dryer on'?: BSNA chief

Enough goats' milk in UK to 'justify turning a dryer on'?: BSNA chief

By Mark ASTLEY

In the wake of new legislation permitting the use of goats' milk protein in the manufacture of infant and follow-on formula, the head of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BNSA) has questioned whether British goats can produce enough milk...

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

BRIC markets dominate health and wellness dairy

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed

By Shane STARLING

Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy and Functional Dairy event.

Probiota 2012 probiotic conference extends poster deadline

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

By Nathan Gray

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th...

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

By Shane STARLING

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Researchers back zinc citrate bioavailability

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Researchers back zinc citrate bioavailability

By Shane STARLING

A just published study has found zinc citrate is equal to zinc gluconate and higher than zinc oxide in terms of bodily intake, research that could help battle regional deficiencies and conditions like diarrhea.

Irish firm offers heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

Live from #FIE2013 in Frankfurt, Germany

Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

By Shane STARLING

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at cost-effective prices.

Manufacturers of dairy products like yoghurt are being increasingly creative with health claims, says analyst

Four trends propelling the dairy market

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

An ageing population, new EFSA health claims, protein perceptions and a focus on sugar as opposed to fat are some key considerations that are or should be driving the dairy industry, according to an analyst. 

Hungover? Try Japanese cheese

Hungover? Try Japanese cheese

By Fiona Barry

Japanese company Koiwai Dairy Products has produced a cheese it claims can restore liver function after drinking alcohol.

Dupont feeding US dairy cooperative value added interest

LIVE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Dupont feeding US dairy cooperative value added interest

By Mark ASTLEY

Using Greek yogurt as a knowledge base, DuPont is working to make value added dairy products, such as drinking yogurt, kefir, and milk-based coffee drinks, “more accessible and more affordable” to US dairy cooperatives.

Healthy dairy demand driving product innovation, says Döhler

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Healthy dairy demand driving product innovation, says Döhler

By Mark ASTLEY

Rising consumer demand for healthy and functional dairy products, such as Greek yogurt, drinking yogurt, and flavoured milk, has opened up the sector in terms of innovation, according to ingredients manufacturer, Döhler.

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

TEAGASC SCIENTIST SAYS NEW PROBIOTIC CUTS CHOLESTEROL

'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

By Fiona Barry

Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.

Calcium, vitamin D opportunity grows as osteoporosis prevalence rises

Calcium, vitamin D opportunity grows as osteoporosis prevalence rises

By Hank Schultz

Osteoporosis continues to be a silent killer. A major fracture can be the start of a fatal cascade for an older patient, yet the majority of elderly patients still do not receive a bone density test after an initial fracture, according to The National...

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

DRINKTEC 2013: WHAT CAUGHT OUR EYE AT THE SHOW

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages.

KHS: PET milk bottle demand driving aseptic tech interest

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

KHS: PET milk bottle demand driving aseptic tech interest

By Mark ASTLEY

Speaking with DairyReporter.com at drinktec 2013 about its new Innosept Asbofill ASR machine, KHS pinpointed increasing demand from liquid milk processors for PET packaging as a key driver of fresh interest in aseptic filling technology.

Frutarom: ‘We want to expand our functional foods business’

Frutarom: ‘We want to expand our functional foods business’

By Shane STARLING

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom wants a greater slice of the global functional foods and drinks market with new investment and initiatives to tap markets like the Americas and Asia and the “sensitive” European market.

Yoghurt group lobbies EC over probiotic labelling ban

Yoghurt group lobbies EC over probiotic labelling ban

By Shane Starling

An industry group that includes Danone and Dupont-Danisco as members has written to the European Commission to reinstate the use of the EU-banned term ‘probiotic’ on products across the bloc.

BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has entered into a new supply and licence agreement with Nestlé that will see the Swiss food and beverage giant include the firm's Lactobacillus reuteri probiotic in a “new category” of products.

EU Parliament set for June 11 vote on PARNUTS reform

EU Parliament set for June 11 vote on PARNUTS reform

By Shane STARLING

The long-awaited reform of EU rules governing ‘special’ foods like baby and gluten-free foods, is imminent with a June 11 vote to mandate the changes – and most stakeholders satisfied with the likely ratification.