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Putting the probiotics where your mouth is: Probiotics may help oral thrush

Probiotics may help older people tackle antibiotic-induced oral Candida, says industry backed research.

Guest article

Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Something about dairy? Delivery vehicle boosts probiotic efficacy: Studies

Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests. 

Child’s play: EFSA approves immune and metabolism health claims, rejects colic discomfort

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved three children’s health claims for immune health and energy-yielding metabolism but rejected a fourth infant claim for the reduction of gastrointestinal discomfort....

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.

News in brief

EFSA considers health claim for creatine and elderly muscle function

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is reviewing a health claim application for creatine and muscle function in the elderly following an application from German chemical company AlzChem AG.

LGG may ‘transiently’ boost anti-inflammatory functions in the gut microbiota: Human data

The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ATCC 53103 may not change the host’s gut microbiota but may stimulate anti-inflammatory activities of microbes already resident, says a new study.

Nutrient profiles vote struck from Strasbourg agenda

The REFIT report – and therefore nutrient profiles – was removed from the European Parliament plenary agenda in Strasbourg yesterday.

‘Underappreciated’ Lactococcus strain shows anti-inflammatory potential

Consuming a Lactococcus lactis-fermented milk product may help reduce intestinal inflammation and oxidative stress in lab mice with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), says a new study.

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS 2015

One size does not fit all in sports nutrition: For Goodness Shakes

One size does not fit all when it comes to sports nutrition, says British protein drink brand, For Goodness Shakes.

Flaxseed beats probiotics for improved insulin sensitivity & altered microbiota

A study comparing fibrous flaxseed with probiotics has questioned the latter’s ability to alter gut microbiota and improve obesity-related metabolic diseases. 

"The vote was repeated electronically and the amendment was adopted"

Chaotic show of hands: Parliament JURI committee voted to scrap nutrient profiles

The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted to scrap nutrient profiles last month – contrary to what media and industry understood at the time.

patent watch

Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Microbiome changes may be key to better metabolic health in obesity

The gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila may hold the key to better metabolic health and healthier body fat distribution in people who are overweight or obese, say researchers.

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Academics seek industry partners for electrospun nanofiber delivery

UK-based researchers are seeking industry collaboration and inspiration for work creating electrospun nanofibres that could provide improved products and ingredient delivery systems for foods.

DuPont and Gelita apply for bowel and joint health claims

DuPont Nutrition and Gelita have filed health claim applications for bowel and joint health. 

How food industry can boost milk’s value: fortify it

Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four...

EU Parliament vote rejects calls to scrap nutrient profiles

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee has voted to reject amendments to the EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation, which would have seen nutrient profiles abandoned.

Reacting to allergies: Is self-diagnosis leading to malnutrition?

Inaccurate home testing and self-diagnosis is leading to unnecessarily restrictive diets and malnutrition, says a report claiming to make sense of allergies. 

Maternal diet before conception may affect baby’s DNA expression

A mother's environment and dietary habits around the time of conception could permanently change the function of genes influencing the risk of diseases in her child, say researchers.

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

Review takes probiotics for preterm infants ‘another step forward’

Supplementing enteral nutrition with a probiotic strain may reduce the risk of bowel tissue death and other serious health risks in premature infants, says a systematic review.

Patent watch

Abbott Labs files patent for ‘better tasting’ nutritional powders

Abbott Laboratories has filed an international patent for a process it says allows it to produce better-tasting powders with improved nutrient content.

EU nutrient profiles: The 9-year saga

EU Parliament could ask Commission to ditch nutrient profiles for health claims

Key European Parliament committee votes could push the European Commission to “eliminate” nutrient profiles from the 2006 nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR).

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Vitafoods Asia 2015

Hong Kong / Conference and exhibition

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Food Vision USA 2015

Chicago, IL / Conference

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