French dairy giant Danone has withdrawn claims from the controversial EU nutrition and health claim process because it is waiting for procedural guidance from the claims assessment agency, the European Food safety Authority (EFSA).
Weight management is a big issue at Danone as Shane Starling found out when he spoke to the French dairy group’s manager of sensory and consumer science, Alexandra Boelrijk, after a recent conference on the subject in Amsterdam.
Phytopharm, the UK start-up Unilever dumped in November after spending more than €20m euros in a failed attempt to develop a hoodia-based weight management product, says it is in discussions with major food and food supplements players about the South...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has affirmed the importance of calcium and vitamin D for bone health by approving an article 14 children’s health claim submitted under the EU health and nutrition regulation by Danone’s Spanish arm.
Modifying the population of bacteria in the gut may improve the regulation of glycemic control and reverse the insulin resistance that occurs with obesity, suggests a new study from the Nestlé Research Center.
A phase 2 clinical trial into the potential for using Phospha E in
foods to address metabolic syndrome is on schedule for completion
this summer, paving the way to commercialisation of the ingredient
in functional foods.
An agreement has been reached between Raisio and Unilever to grant
non-exclusive global rights to a number of plant sterol and stanol
patents - a move which will allow both companies to develop their
business and applications and...
The future of research into the potential health benefits of cocoa
should focus on the mechanisms and active compounds, with well
defined clinical trials key to this burgeoning segment, says a new
review by Nestlé.
The European Commission has extended the deadline for its decision
on Nestle's proposed buy of Novartis' medical nutrition unit for
US$2.5bn to allow time for responses on proposed remedies to
France's Danone and Japan's Yakult will continue their strategic
alliance involving closer cooperation on R&D and entry into new
markets, maintaining their positions as leaders in the probiotics
Nestle has reported strong overall organic growth in its first
quarter, said to be fuelled by the move towards nutrition, health
and wellness and a strong basis on which to reiterate its full year
Nestle Nutrition has signed an agreement with BLIS Technologies to
investigate the use of probiotics to combat upper respiratory tract
infections in infants, for which there is said to be no effective
prevention at present.
Phytopharm and Unilever are expecting progress in their efforts to
develop products using the active extract of Hoodia gordonii in
2007, and report they are satisfied with efforts to address the
problem of ineffective weight-loss...
Danone is planning to introduce a new line of cosmetic yoghurts
next year, according to press reports, as it seeks the next level
of differentiation in the increasingly competitive functional dairy
French dairy giant, Danone, has launched an action against Glanbia,
Yoplait International and Yoplait Marque Internationales in the
Dublin High Court, after alleged infringments on trademark after
the launch of the Yoplait Essence...
France's Danone has announced a three-year licence with US-based
Integrated Genomics for access to the ERGO database and genomic
discovery system to enhance the group's probiotic understanding and
French yoghurt and biscuit maker Danone said today that it is not
looking to acquire the Dutch infant nutrition firm Numico, after
rumours that Danone was making a bid pushed up the Dutch group's
Unilever yesterday turned its nose up at any talk of a decline in
the low-carb market and introduced 23 lines - the biggest launch in
the company's history - into Australian supermarkets, according to
an article in The Australian.
Japanese probiotics pioneer Yakult and French yoghurts and biscuits
maker Danone said today they will set up a new alliance to push
growth of their functional foods businesses and cement their
leading positions in the probiotics market.
French yoghurt manufacturer Danone has announced that it has raised
its stake in probiotics maker Yakult to 19 per cent, citing strong
performance of the Japanese company as the reason for its long-term
Struggling Dutch nutritional supplement company Numico is rumoured
to be the target of a bid by dairy products giant Danone, although
the French company has denied having any interest in the Dutch