Healthy drinks dominate dairy sector
Dairy drinks promoted with a health benefit in tow now account for more than 70 per cent of global launches, according to food market analyst, Innova Food.
After little more than two years, Danone has pulled its beauty-from-the-inside spoonable yoghurt, Essensis, from French retail shelves, despite a re-launch in 2008.
Low-fat dairy linked to blood pressure improvements: Study
Consuming low-fat dairy-based products may improve blood pressure in older people at risk of heart disease, according to a new study from Spain.
EFSA approves Danone children’s bone health claim
EFSA health claim opinion
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.
Fonterra supports safety of probiotic ingredients
The probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019 are safe and well-tolerated, according to a new study from New Zealand.
New Hansen probiotic cultures target low-fat dairy
Chr Hansen has launched two new probiotic cultures which it says allow manufacturers of low-fat yoghurt to add the healthy bacteria to their products while also maintaining a thick, creamy texture.
Denomega targets dairy industry with omega-3 oil
Norwegian supplier Denomega has debuted a fish oil aimed at the
dairy industry it says will be on market in "major
products" by the summer.
Danone cautioned over UK Actimel adverts
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told French dairy
giant Danone to remove or alter a "misleading" probiotic
yoghurt drink TV advert.
Vitamin C fortification coming to dairy
LycoRed is working on a way to overcome the fortification of dairy
products including milk with vitamin C, and is hopeful to see a
solution this year.
Naturis seeks phytosterol permission for dairy
Naturis has asked the Food Standards Agency to approve the use of
phytosterols - which have been linked to having a positive effect
on lowering cholesterol - from soya bean seeds.
Study reports no effect of calcium, dairy on weight loss
Increased intake of calcium from dairy or supplemental sources does
not promote weight loss, reports a new study from Ohio State
LycoRed adds tasty iron to dairy foods
An iron fortification technique developed by LycoRed will help
beverage manufactures add the important mineral without interfering
with taste and colour, the company said.
Vitamin C and dairy linked to less abdominal weight
An increased intake of vitamin C and dairy could reduce the
accumulation of weight around the abdomen, reported to increase the
risk of diabetes and heart disease, suggests a new study.
Danone sales up, despite weather issues
Danone's sales for the first nine months of the year have been up
year-on-year - despite beverage sales down by more than 11 per
Full-fat dairy may protect prostates from cancer
An increased intake of full fat dairy products may reduce the risk
of prostate cancer, says a new study from Hawaii.