Functional Dairy

CLA-based dairy drink seeks new Las Vegas Acclaim

CLA-based dairy drink seeks new Las Vegas Acclaim

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Wisconsin firm LiveGreat Foods is launching a rebranded version of its Clarinol CLA-fortified milk Acclaim at the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo in Las Vegas (June 7-9).

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

MINTEL PREDICTS STRONG US GROWTH FOR HEALTHY KIDS YOGURT DRINKS

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Dairy giant Dannon (Danone) says it spent two years reformulating its Danimals Smoothies for kids in the US to achieve a 25% sugar reduction, as Mintel predicts strong growth for kid-friendly yogurt drinks with health and wellness benefits in the country...

EFSA to deliver baby and children’s milk opinion

EFSA to deliver baby and children’s milk opinion

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been asked by the EU to produce a report on the nutritional value of follow-on formulas and children’s or toddlers' milks that may inform labeling updates across the block.

EU food marketing expert: Consumers don't understand probiotic health claims ban

Live from Probiotech and Microbiota 2013

EU food marketing expert: Consumers don't understand probiotic health claims ban

By Shane Starling in Brussels

Most consumers know little to nothing about the EU health claim system, the European Food Safety Authority nor why a blanket ban has been imposed on probiotic marketing across the bloc, a functional food marketing expert told a conference this morning.

Euromonitor “shocked” by EU probiotic decline

Euromonitor “shocked” by EU probiotic decline

By Shane Starling

After years and even decades of healthy to rampant growth in the European Union, the probiotics sector has entered decline, with a flat economy and health claim ban seen as the likely culprits.

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

By Shane Starling

The European probiotic sector is bracing itself for tough times ahead in the wake of December’s  EU health claim ban for the sector, but the effects are yet to be felt at Swedish supplier Probi which notched 6% sales growth in 2012.

Vitamins celebrate centenary with EU health claim gifts

Vitamins: A Centenary of essential nutrients

Birthday gifts: Vitamins celebrate centenary with EU health claim wins

By Shane Starling

2012 is turning out to be a very good year for the vitamins sector. Aside from the feel good factor of the essential nutrients turning 100, vitamins have also won a bag of health claims in the European Union to go with those already existing in other...

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

By Ankush Chibber

India’s nascent probiotic market is expected to grow at 11% till 2016, but only if manufacturers are able to increase the awareness about these products locally.

Nothing to see here: Fonterra says there is no problem with its use of permeates and won't be changing

Fonterra firm against removing permeate

By Ankush Chibber

New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative is refusing to join milk producers and marquee retailers that are removing permeate from their milk brands.

Probiotic yogurt makers are reviewing their marketing

Probiotics ban leads to marketing revolution

By Rick Pendrous

Probiotic yogurt brands and supermarket own-label equivalents are leading a revolution in marketing of these products in advance of a ban, which comes into effect in December.

Lactobacillus gasseri

EFSA beats off more Lactobacillus probiotic claims

By Shane Starling

The most researched group of probiotic strains – Lactobacillus – has been delivered yet another blow by the EU’s central science agency, which rejected digestive and vaginal health claims for nine individual strains.

Ground lentils may have big promise as a new ingredient in probiotic dairy products, say the researchers

Lentils promise growth in probiotic yoghurts

By Nathan Gray

Green lentils have been shown to enhance the growth beneficial bacteria in probiotic yoghurt products, and may even offer added shelf life protection, according to new research.

PepsiCo and Müller to launch yogurt products in the US

PepsiCo and Müller JV yogurts to enter booming US market

By Mark Astley

Müller Quaker Dairy – the joint venture between PepsiCo and German firm Müller – has set its sights on the booming US yogurt market through the launch of three products never before available in the country.