New probiotics council aims to guide US industry
The National Yogurt Association is creating a probiotics council - another signal the active cultures have achieved mainstream status in North America.
Vitamin C in a fatty stomach may encourage cancer growth
According to a new study in Gut journal, fat inside the
upper stomach may cause vitamin C to promote cancer-causing
reactions rather than protect against them as previously found.
Soy isoflavones could reduce infant mortality
A soy isoflavone used in soy infant formula could reduce diarrhea
in infants, according to a new study, and thereby save lives in
Probiotics market set to hit 120m by 2013, report says
The European food and beverage probiotics market is expected to
more than double by 2013, according to a market report, with the
proposed EU health claims rules presenting "untapped" potential.
Probiotics may cut neonatal gut infections, mice study
A series of probiotic studies on mice have presented positive
results in protecting newborns from intestinal infections and
reducing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), research by Institut
Weight management next stop for Danisco and probiotics
Danisco has signed a licensing agreement with the Dutch Research
Institute (TNO) to use probiotic strains aimed at the weight
Chr Hansen probiotics launched in Italian cheese
A cheese containing a Chr Hansen probiotic has been launched in
Italy, a move which reinforces the growing trend for
companies to use probiotics outside of the traditional yoghurt pot.
Two studies back up FOS efficacy
The ability of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) to beneficially boost
gut health has received a significant boost as two studies report
the prebiotic efficacy of the ingredient.
China-Biotics expands probiotics presence with ice cream deal
Probiotics manufacturer China-Biotics has signed an agreement with
Chinese dairy firm Bright Dairy & Food to supply probiotics for
its ice cream products, an application the companies claim is a
first in China.
BioGaia stays in the black with more sales in Europe
Swedish probiotic biotech company BioGaia has recorded increased
sales in Europe but a downfall in the Asian market in its interim
results released today.
Japanese citrus eyed as potential pectin source
The Japanese citrus fruit Citrus depressa yields high
methoxyl pectin in higher quantities than grapefruit and lemon, and
could be used as a gelling agent, researchers from Japan have
New US distributor for Nebraska's probiotics
Wilke Resources has been appointed as the new exclusive US supplier
Nebraska Cultures' probiotic raw materials for the nutritional
supplement market - news that enable more consultation on how
cultures can be used by the clients.
Probiotics work out against constipation, says study
Probiotics, friendly bacteria with known benefits for intestinal
health, may boost the number of bowel movements and relieve
constipation, suggests a new pilot study from the Netherlands.
Probiotics for children the new trend?
Chr Hansen's probiotic ingredients are to be used
in supplements marketed for children in Italy, thanks to
an agreement it says reflects the growing demand and opportunity
for pediatric probiotic supplements.
Probiotic and protein push for Dutch athletes
DSM hopes two ingredients can be used by Dutch athletes to beat
high temperatures and humidity as they train for next year's
Olympics in Beijing.