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Gut health academics will express their negative opinion of the NHCR to MEPs and local MPs in coming weeks

Probiotic academics turn up political health claim heat

By Shane Starling

A recently established group of global gut health academics is sending letters to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) as well as national government politicians as the group attempts to alter the application of a regulation it says is, “killing...

Activia sales have risen 16% in 2010 despite Dannon modifying its digestive claims

Dannon probiotic yogurt sales up 16% despite claims crackdown

By Shane Starling

US probiotics leader Dannon appears to have weathered recent class action and Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-led storms that forced it to alter gut health claims for its spoonable and drinkable yogurt, Activia, with sales rising 16 percent in 2010.

HiPPy times for one German company (and potentially others) as EFSA's health claims panel approves an article 14 thiamin claim for neural development in under-3s

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA approves vitamin B1-infant brain health claim

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved a health claim linking thiamin (vitamin B1) and “normal neurological development and function” in infants and children up to three years of age.

Some MEPs are calling for a revision of DHA-infant ye development claims

MEPs question omega-3 baby milk benefits

By Shane Starling

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are questioning whether omega-3 form DHA can benefit infant eye sight, despite the nutrient winning endorsement from one of the world’s toughest claims assessment agencies – the European Food Safety Authority...

Probiotic drinks and juices may still be a category to watch in 2011

Probiotic drinks are still a category to watch

By Guy Montague-Jones

European launches of probiotic drinks may have declined in recent years but analysts remain confident that the category still has strong global potential.

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