A probiotic cheese and products with high CLA levels are among the
foods being developed at a new €16 million functional food research
centre, recently opened in Ireland. One of its goals is to boost
the competitive advantage of Irish...
Both the dairy sector and confectionery, considered reasonably
mature markets, are finding new ways of adding value to products -
the addition of functional ingredients. CLA yoghurts and
energy-boosting chocolate bars are among the...
US firm Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a producer of soy- and oat-based
dairy alternatives, has entered into an exclusive distribution
agreement with French cheese company Fromageries Bel, which will
make Galaxy's brands available...
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
As the European consumer becomes more health-conscious, dairy
companies are finding new ways of tapping into the trend. And with
recent figures showing that butter and cheese sales in western
Europe continue to grow, it seems that...
The European Commission today cleared the joint venture between
Swiss food group Nestle and New Zealand's dairy cooperative
Fonterra to produce and distribute dairy products in North and
With the booming trend in health products, and dairy manufacturers
under pressure to innovate, there is an impressive number of
healthy dairy products being launched each month. We take a look at
some of the latest entries, from market...
Sales of non-dairy drinks in Europe are to increase 22 per cent to
€228 million this year, according to new research by the UK's
Organic Monitor. The highest growth in the sector over recent years
has been in the UK, the largest...