Functional Dairy

Probiotics to star in new TV documentary series

Probiotics to star in new TV documentary series

By Mike Stones

Probiotics are to take centre stage in a new series of TV documentaries, the first of which will be screened next Fall on major TV channels in the United States, including Public Service Broadcasting outlets, National Geographic and Discovery, along with...

Farmers target ‘regular milk’ for probiotic fortification

Farmers target ‘regular milk’ for probiotic fortification

By Shane Starling

Ohio-based probiotics specialist, Ganeden Biotech, has signed an agreement that will see it become the exclusive supplier of probiotics to the National Farmers Organization (NFO), with the aim of boosting “the availability of probiotic-enhanced milk.”

The benefits of a probiotic witch hunt

The benefits of a probiotic witch hunt

Get your pitchforks ready! There are evil-doers out there! We’ve been conned: Probiotics don’t work. Dannon’s settling out of court, EFSA’s rejecting health claims, and the media is starting a witch hunt.

Inside Yakult's probiotic science culture

Inside Yakult's probiotic science culture

In HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds it is not the almighty weapons of humanity that defeated the invading Martians. It is a lack of immunity to the earth’s tiny pathogenic bacteria.

Danisco develops heat-resistant probiotics

Danisco develops heat-resistant probiotics

By Shane Starling

Ingredients giant, Danisco, has developed a processing technology it says “toughens up” probiotic cultures to extend high bioavailability shelf-life beyond five months.