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
Probiotics, the bacteria thought to help gut health disorders,
allergies and even some forms of cancer, contain immune
system-stimulating DNA, which makes them just as effective when
inactivated as when consumed as live microorganisms...
The food ingredient pectin may be more valuable than thought as it
has significant prebiotic properties, claims a US scientist.
Derived mainly from waste citrus peel, it is used to stabilise
French yoghurt manufacturer Danone has announced that it has raised
its stake in probiotics maker Yakult to 19 per cent, citing strong
performance of the Japanese company as the reason for its long-term
As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new
European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of
two probiotic strains on easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel
Health professionals across Europe are seeing more and more cases
of rickets and increasing the amount of vitamin D in food could be
one way to tackle this. A new European-funded research project in
Denmark entitled OPTIFORD is set...