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European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...

DSM offers digestive health advice

A collection of scientific studies, applications expertise, regulatory knowledge and consumer insights concerning digestive health has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.

Food-based probiotic may inhibit pneumonia-causing bacterial growth

A probiotic found in foods such as yoghurt and miso soup has been found to inhibit the development of a pathogen that causes middle ear infections in children and pneumonia,...

Researchers look at lasting effects of early-life exercise on gut microbes, brain health & metabolism

The immature gut may be more sensitive to environmental influences and provide a 'window of opportunity' for better health, say researchers behind a study in rats. 

Dear Santa…Nutrition industry writes its wish list for 2016

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the bloc not a firm was stirring, not even the Brussels flock. Nutrition industry stakeholders have hung up their stockings by the...

Peek inside probiota 2016: Amsterdam, February 2-4

Restoring the damaged baby microbiome: ‘This is the biggest development in infant nutrition in years’

The biochemist instrumental in making DHA omega-3 near-mandatory in infant formula 15 years ago says discoveries about the ‘baby microbiome’ are set to revolutionise our view of infant and embryonic feeding.

Game changers: Biggest health claim happenings of 2015

As the year draws to an end, we look back at the most significant health claim happenings of 2015 – what stood out to you? 

Exclusive interview

DuPont nutrition & health chief: We want to work with start-ups

DuPont’s nutrition & health president, Matthias Heinzel, tells NutraIngredients his multi-billion euro division wants to speed product-to-market time and is “totally open” to working with start-ups in open collaboration....

Chr Hansen wins €75m to 'develop new microbial solutions'

Chr Hansen has secured a €75m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its microbial solutions work as the bioscience company ramps up its R&D spend....

Peek inside Probiota 2016: Amsterdam, February 2-4

What’s fermented food and can it help make probiotics sexy?

When we say ‘fermented’ you say beer? Bread? Sauerkraut? But one start-up is coupling the concept with probiotics for a much needed sector make-over.

Peek inside Probiota 2016: Amsterdam, February 2-4

The microbiome & its potential in cancer prevention

Conflicting results from human epidemiological studies have made it difficult to be sure whether dietary fibre offers genuine protection against colorectal cancer.

Platform launched to push digestive health beyond probiotics

DSM is ramping up its focus on digestive health with the launch of a new ‘platform’ to help manufacturers develop products that target specific gastro-intestinal health concerns.

Dispatches from FiE 2015

Solactis promotes ‘diversified’ infant gut health with prebiotic supplement

French prebiotic nutrition and feed specialist Group Solactis used this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) event in Paris to showcase a galacto-fructose (lactulose)-based blend promoting infant microbiota diversity.

NutraIngredients’ agenda for 2016

Microbiome metrics, the genderfication of health and active nutrition. NutraIngredients’ 2016 agenda is looking pretty fit to us.

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DuPont to merge with Dow? Divisions to split?

DuPont owner of Danisco’s probiotics, enzymes, sweeteners, colours and flavours business, along with the Solae soy brand - is set to merge with Dow Chemicals to become the world’s second...

EU injects €1m into ‘social cognition’ supplement research

A €1m EU-backed joint project between academia and industry is investigating the potential of probiotics and amino acids to boost brain performance among Europe’s increasingly ageing population.

‘Mamma mia!’ Italian researchers say ‘si’ to probiotic pasta

Italian researchers have developed a functional pasta rich in polyphenols and fortified with probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans.

'no evidence of benefit in this population'

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....

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.

Special edition: Inflammation

Is ‘Syndrome X’ treatable with food?

Inflammation is an immune system response to counter injured or stressed body parts and zones – a good and necessary thing – but contemporary diets and lifestyles have overheated the...

#Probiota16 : Amsterdam February 2-4, 2016

Probiota 2016 is go!...call for scientific abstracts extended until December 14

Probiota 2016 in Amsterdam is extending the deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Frontiers competition to December 14. We've had 15 entries but our scientific panel wants to see more...

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Danish probiotics major signs JV in Korea

Biocare Copenhagen, a Danish probiotics company, will enter the Korean market through a partnership with local health food manufacturer and distributor Health Balance.

Quality control of probiotics is lacking, study suggests

A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that contents of many bifidobacterial probiotic products differ from the ingredients listed.

Winclove eyes 'ear, nose & throat' with probiotic purchase

Dutch firm Winclove Probiotics is extending into ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatment with the purchase of 10 probiotic strains.

Probi files 13.5 health claim: 'Lactobacillus plantarum 299v increases non-heme iron absorption.'

Iron absorption probiotic marks ‘new approach’

Swedish company Probi has put its full weight behind a new probiotic product targeting iron absorption with a health claim application and the publication of promising study results.