Probiotics market set to hit 120m by 2013, report says
The European food and beverage probiotics market is expected to
more than double by 2013, according to a market report, with the
proposed EU health claims rules presenting "untapped" potential.
Chr Hansen probiotics launched in Italian cheese
A cheese containing a Chr Hansen probiotic has been launched in
Italy, a move which reinforces the growing trend for
companies to use probiotics outside of the traditional yoghurt pot.
Cheese taste and aroma boosted by prebiotics - study
The sensory aspects of cheese could be boosted by the addition of
prebiotic ingredients, in addition to improving the nutritional
profile of the product, suggests new research.
Dairy Crest to ride omega-3 trend
A third omega-3 enhanced spread is being planned by UK's Dairy
Crest - a move which rubber stamps the increasing trend for food
companies to take advantage of the health benefits of the fish oil.
Probiotics may cut diarrhoea amongst the elderly
Probiotic-containing drinks may help reduce diarrhoea among older
people receiving antibiotics, reports new research that could offer
savings to public health services.
Martek extend DHA omega-3 dairy focus
Martek continues to expand the international consumer base for its
vegetarian form of DHA omega-3 through a new deal with Breyers
Novel hunger-stopping glucan from probiotics
Reuteran - a novel alpha-glucan produced by the bacteria
Lactobacillus reuteri - could be finding its way into
bakery and dairy products as a weight management ingredient, Dutch
scientists have reported.
Probiotics again linked to lower eczema risk
Probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and then for the infants
after birth could reduce the incidence of eczema, suggests a new
clinical trial from Sweden.
Irish court judges in Glanbia's favour in probiotic case
The Irish Commercial Court has judged that the Yoplait Essence
brand does not infringe on Danone's Essensis trademark, and that
the French dairy giant's trademark should be revoked, as it is not
a genuine market brand.
Frutarom offers omega-3 dairy formulation
Frutarom is now offering the added value of omega-3 as part of its
food systems service for dairy products - a development that will
allow customers to tap opportunities in the functional dairy
Leatherhead proposes pre- and probiotic collaboration
Leatherhead Food International is proposing an industry
collaboration to identify end markets where use of prebiotics and
probiotics are likely to offer growth opportunities for the future.
Probiotic encapsulation: Body armour for the bugs
From double coating with soy peptides, to protection with whey
proteins, encapsulation of sensitive gut-friendly bacteria is
breaking new ground for probiotic food applications.
More support for prebiotic, probiotics for colon health
Daily intake of prebiotics and probiotics may reduce the production
of potentially toxic or carcinogenic compounds by suppressing the
activity of certain enzymes, says new research from Belgium.
Friesland Australian joint venture targets prebiotics
Friesland Foods is to enter a joint venture with Australian dairy
group Warrnambool as part of plans to help meet growing demand in
the country for prebiotic ingredients.
Probiotics missing the mass market
Consumers with the greatest need could be missing out on the health
benefits of probiotics since they are not 'streetwise' about health
issues and may not be able to afford them, says a nutrition