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Study quashes claim probiotic reduces NEC, sepsis & death in preterm infants

There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found.  

'These findings stress that only probiotic strains proven effective in clinical trials should be used in clinical practice.' Photo credit: / Pixelistanbul
UBM says security and comfort of attendees is ‘paramount’; registrations up 6%

32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from the organiser to up security.

IPA welcomes development of technique to distinguish between bifidobacteria subspecies

A recent study highlighting potential quality issues in select probiotic products raises a concern, says the International Probiotics Association, which also welcomed further development of the appropriate quality control techniques.

Danes launch high-dose Nordic berry

Danish firm Asiros is using its extraction processes to bring the Nordic redcurrant (Ribus Rubrum) to market at high doses.

Extra security at FiE in wake of Paris terror attacks

Extra security measures will be taken at a major food ingredients trade show in Paris next week, as the city shows defiance in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks.

Olive oil may protect against damages of air pollution: EPA study

Dietary supplementation with olive oil may protect blood vessels from the deleterious effects of air pollution, suggests a new study from the US Environment Protection Agency.

Commission clears Solina acquisition

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of French ingredient supplier Solina by private investment company Ardian.

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