Japan’s Kirin Holdings Company, Limited has announced five of its products that utilize Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma were registered as Foods with Function Claims with Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA).
For the first time, the main mechanism of lactic acid bacteria with bioprotective effect against yeasts and molds in dairy products has been revealed: It’s all about competition for a specific nutrient, manganese.
Japanese company Kaneka Corporation has acquired a 34.8% share of AB-Biotics (ABB), a Spanish biotech company focusing on research, development and distribution of its own products using lactic acid bacteria.
Finnish dairy company Valio has seen the launch of two infant
nutrition products this spring, both in Finland and abroad,
featuring the probiotic lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus
Gorbach & Goldin (LGG).
US scientists are meeting later this month to analyse the DNA of 11
strains of probiotic bacteria. The aim is to help food scientists
improve the safety of foods such as cheese and yoghurt and the
research will also contribute to...