Probiotics

How can probiotic labeling improve in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

Regulations are loose on labeling in probiotic dairy products, but could this be changing? Experts say the ‘whole field would benefit’ from more descriptive labels.

The average American eats 48 pints of ice cream per year, according to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. Pic: Getty/Sally Anscombe

National ice cream month wraps up in the US

By Beth Newhart

As July comes to a close, so too does another national ice cream month in the US. Brands celebrated with free samples and new flavor launches across the category.

Culture Republick is launching seven flavors, each with 400-500 calories.

Unilever adds a probiotic twist to its ice cream portfolio

By Beth Newhart

Unilever United States has launched Culture Republick, a light ice cream brand featuring live probiotic cultures. It gets Unilever deeper into the light ice cream game, departing from its more traditional brands like Ben & Jerry’s.

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Probiotics are waking up old categories across grocery aisles

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers may not always be on the lookout for food products fortified with probiotics (outside of a yogurt purchase), but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from developing new items that contain these living and active culture strains including oatmeal,...

 Kaneka has concluded a license agreement with ABB to give Kaneka the rights for production and sales of ABB's products in the US, Canada and Japan.

Kaneka invests in AB-Biotics SA biotech company

By Jim Cornall

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.