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Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Probiota 2012 probiotic conference extends poster deadline

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

By Nathan Gray

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th...

ProYo high-protein frozen yogurt set for US-wide roll out

ProYo high-protein frozen yogurt set for US-wide roll out

By Mark ASTLEY

High-protein frozen yogurt ProYo looks set to be rolled out across the US next year, following an “overwhelmingly positive response from the media and brokers” in the six months since its West Coast launch.

BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has entered into a new supply and licence agreement with Nestlé that will see the Swiss food and beverage giant include the firm's Lactobacillus reuteri probiotic in a “new category” of products.

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

By Shane Starling

The European probiotic sector is bracing itself for tough times ahead in the wake of December’s  EU health claim ban for the sector, but the effects are yet to be felt at Swedish supplier Probi which notched 6% sales growth in 2012.

Chr Hansen backs fresh probiotic immunity trial

Chr Hansen backs fresh probiotic immunity trial

Danish probiotics leader Chr Hansen, which ditched a €4m immunity trial for some of its probiotic strains last year, is participating in a new trial to determine if probiotics can reduce the number of infections in small children.

Chr Hansen claims long-life probiotic beverage breakthrough

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Chr Hansen claims long-life probiotic beverage breakthrough

By Shane Starling

After 20 failed starts, probiotics leader Chr Hansen says it has finally found an ingredient dispensing cap partner that can handle the demands of high speed filling utilised by the world’s biggest beverage manufacturers.

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

Probiotics in India to grow 11% yearly: Report

By Ankush Chibber

India’s nascent probiotic market is expected to grow at 11% till 2016, but only if manufacturers are able to increase the awareness about these products locally.

Probiotic yogurt makers are reviewing their marketing

Probiotics ban leads to marketing revolution

By Rick Pendrous

Probiotic yogurt brands and supermarket own-label equivalents are leading a revolution in marketing of these products in advance of a ban, which comes into effect in December.

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

By Shane Starling

First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and ongoing probiotic health claim uncertainty in Europe – its biggest yet most stagnant market.

Probiotic intake linked to fewer birth complications

Probiotic intake linked to fewer birth complications

By Stephen Daniells

Regular consumption of dairy-based probiotic formulations are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of pre-eclampsia, suggests new data from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

No cause for change: EFSA affirms its rejection of Danone and Yakult dossiers

EFSA rejects Danone and Yakult probiotic appeals

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel says there are no grounds for alteration of its rejection last year of probiotic health claim dossiers submitted by Danone and Yakult.

Probiotic milk may alleviate fever: Yakult study

Probiotic milk may alleviate fever: Yakult study

By Nathan Gray

Milk fermented with Lactobacillus casei may help to alleviate fever caused by norovirus gastroenteritis by correcting imbalances of intestinal microflora, according to a new study.

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.

Yakult wants a word with the NDA about its rejected probiotic immunity claim

Yakult: EFSA must recognise cold symptoms

By Shane Starling

Japanese probiotics giant Yakult says its recent EFSA probiotic health claim rejection discounted peer-review validated respiratory tract health measures, and called on the European Commission to facilitate a discussion on the matter.

Yakult to commence US production in 2012

Yakult to commence US production in 2012

By Shane Starling

Japanese probiotics pioneer, Yakult Honsha, will commence manufacturing its little probiotic dairy bottles in the US for the first time in 2012, the company has announced, as it seeks to move into eastern seaboard US states.

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.

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.