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Infant formula trials “are not reliable”, warns study

By Lynda Searby

A systematic review published in the BMJ slams recent formula milk trials as biased, and calls for a “a substantial change” in the way clinical infant formula trials are administered and reported to protect consumers from misinformation.

The microalgae provide a rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.  Pic: Anpario

New dairy feed supplement can boost milk omega-3 levels

By Jim Cornall

A new, microalgae-derived, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, for producers to incorporate into dairy rations, has been launched by Anpario, an independent manufacturer and distributor of feed additives for livestock.

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BB-12 probiotic yogurt reduces antibiotic harm, study suggests

By Nikki Hancocks

Daily consumption of a BB-12 probiotic yogurt drink alongside antibiotics significantly reduces the antibiotics' impact on Short Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) levels and aid a more stable gut microbiota over time, according to new research.

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Milk consumption in young infants impacts eating habits

By Natasha Spencer

A new study looking at the milk consumption habits of children aged 13-24 months, indicates that the type of milk consumed at an early age influences eating habits and preferences for sweet-tasting foods.

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EFSA expands opportunities for vitamin D fortification

By Nikki Hancocks

Lallemand has successfully expanded the permitted categories of use for its vitamin D yeast in the EU after gaining favourable opinion from the EFSA for the use in 32 additional food categories.

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New launches tap into green and organic trends

By Nikki Hancocks

Recent launches in the health and nutrition space include an organic demineralised whey for infant formula, a microencapsulated oat powder for sports drinks, and a green re-brand for probiotics.

Available in six-count packages, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins launch at US retailers next month. Pic: Babybel

Babybel goes functional with vitamins and probiotics

By Jim Cornall

To meet the rising consumer demand for functional products in 2021, Babybel is introducing a new range of functional dairy snacks in the US this month in two varieties, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins.

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NutraVideo: Attorney Nair on the reasonable consumer

By Danielle Masterson

So-called 'transition' or toddler formulas allegedly trick parents into thinking these products adhere to the same standards as infant formula, according to three separate but nearly identical class action lawsuits.

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Danone to sell stake in Yakult

By Jim Cornall

French-headquartered dairy giant Danone said today that in accordance with its focus on capital allocation discipline and balance sheet strength, the company is selling its 6.61% stake in the Japanese company Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.

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