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SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Infant formula industry has 'responsibility to adhere' to WHO Code principles

The infant formula industry has a "responsibility to adhere" to the principles of the WHO Code, manufacturer representatives from all corners of the globe agree.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

Hong Kong is the world’s fastest growing market for infant formula, followed by mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Indonesia, latest Euromonitor research shows.

Special edition: Infant Nutrition

Engaging NGOs critical to infant formula’s future

The infant formula industry must engage NGOs on the benefits of their products, according to scientists at DSM and Dupont.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Cognitive health and immunity tough for infant formula claims, warns consultant

Infant formula makers are focused on immunity and cognitive health but should turn to essential vitamins and minerals where they could make easier progress with claims, says a consultant.

The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets

Researchers investigating the types of microbes found in foods from different dietary patterns have questioned whether the bacteria in our foods plays a role in the structure and function of...

"I think everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim in these areas at some point in time”

EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing

There is a general feeling that probiotic and prebiotic producers are getting closer to receiving their categories' first ever health claim; however many big companies are wary of rushing applications...

Medical nutrition division still has 'role to play': Danone

After months of speculation, French dairy giant Danone has announced it does not plan to sell its medical nutrition business.

Dispatches from HI Europe, Amsterdam

‘Science sells,’ says FHI as it develops functional ingredients for every stage of life

The nutrition industry has become increasingly research led, says Food for Health Ireland (FHI). 

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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future success depends on much more than the science behind them.

Dispatches from Hi Europe

EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications

Good science and trial design must be a focus for companies putting together new health claims dossiers, but that may not mean what you think it does, says NDA Panel...

‘An important contribution to the clinical evidence’: Second generation prebiotic shows anti-anxiety potential

Supplements of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno containing a novel mixture of galacto-oligosaccharides may lower measures of anxiety, says a new study from the UK.

Could a yogurt a day keep diabetes away?

A high intake of yogurt may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, suggests a new meta-analysis.

Nutrition labelling requires ‘appropriate’ reference amounts: Consumer study

Consumers are generally able to use nutrition labelling systems to identify more and less healthy foods, but the use of different reference amounts may be confusing, say researchers.

Bridging the business-science gap: Probiota 2015 takes aim at new frontiers

Probiota 2015 will return to Amsterdam next February, where global prebiotic, probiotic and microbiota focused industries and researchers will come together to bridge the gap between cutting edge science and business strategy....

Danone completes €180m Irish infant nutrition expansion

French dairy giant Danone has completed a €180m (US$224m) four-year expansion of its Irish infant formula production capabilities.  

Fresenius tightlipped on joint bid for Danone medical nutrition business

Fresenius is staying tightlipped on reports it and Permira, a European private equity firm, have teamed up in an attempt to acquire Danone's medical nutrition business. 

Special edition: functional foods

Functional Foods: The end of the processed foods era?

To understand Functional Foods you must see it as a strategy to add value to processed foods, says the president and founder of the HealthyMarketingTeam, Peter Wennstrom, in this guest article....

“This is a good move for Raisio. They are the correct parent of this niche brand.”

Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m

“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today,...

Manufacturers urged to develop ‘tasty’ protein-enriched foods for the elderly

Researchers have urged food producers to develop good tasting protein-rich products that are based on foods that the elderly already regularly consume.

Immunoglobulin from cow's milk may protect against RSV in infants: Study

The inclusion of intact bovine immunoglobulin G (bIgG) in milk-based infant formula could provide protection against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Dutch researchers claim.

Low calorie whey-guar mix may help reduce blood sugar: Study

A low-calorie drink of whey and guar before breakfast could lower blood glucose levels for pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics, without the calorie burden of a high dose of protein,...

Dairy Crest dairies sale welcomed by analysts

Dairy Crest’s £80M sale of its diaries to Müller UK & Ireland Group has drawn praise from City analysts.

Probiotic encapsulation backed for better delivery within food matrix

A new review describing a variety of methods for the encapsulation of probiotic bacterial strains highlights the opportunities that better encapsulation technologies could bring for the market, but warns that...

Dairy Crest to sell dairy assets to Müller in £80m deal

Dairy Crest has agreed to sell dairy assets, including its fresh milk business, to British rival Müller UK & Ireland for £80m (US$127.5m, €102m).

Finnish dairy Valio to detail iodine content on all milk cartons

Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption.