Nestlé has deep roots in the childhood nutrition category and its science-based focus is driving fresh and innovative approaches. FoodNavigator speaks to Nestlé SVP and head of Nutrition Thierry Philardeau about what he believes the future will hold for...
After the Summer recess, NutraIngredients returns for its monthly recall round-up, where September brings news of food alerts involving CBD oils, children’s food supplements and fish oil-based capsules.
Chr. Hansen is to acquire Jennewein Biotechnologie for €310m in a deal designed to merge the bioscience firm’s probiotic interests with the gains Jennewein have made in the Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) market.
Swisse and Biostime owner Health and Happiness (H&H) Group saw demand for immunity products surge, especially in China, as it announced an 8.9% increase in net profit in the first half of this year, despite seeing revenues in Australia and New Zealand...
Norwegian scientists looking at vitamin D levels in mothers and children during pregnancy, and up to six months after birth, have found over 30% of infants had inadequate levels of the vitamin at three months of age.
Boston-based biotech firm Conagen says it has come up with a novel and proprietary process for the scalable production of a non-GMO version of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’FL), a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) found in human breastmilk that is becoming a sought-after...
The chances of babies contracting coronavirus from breastfeeding are ‘negligible,’ the World Health Organization (WHO) says as it calls for more support for this feeding method as a first line approach.
Danone China has launched two new products for its Aptamil Essensis 3 range, including an A2 milk and a formula said to contain the highest level of human oligosaccharides (HMOs) across the firm’s entire early life nutrition portfolio.
Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry has revealed plans to expand its yoghurt range by introducing more products with functional benefits, accelerate its lactoferrin research and e-commerce business as part of its key initiatives for...
NZMP, the global dairy ingredients brand of Fonterra, has announced a European patent has been granted allowing NZMP customers the ability to position their products as beneficial for cognitive development.
A report believes the reduction of chronic digestive disease risk and improvements to gut microbiome health can be achieved by changing behaviours and attitudes towards food consumption and production.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) such as 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL), and galactooligosaccharides (GOS) that are added to infant formula may offer protection against bacterium known to cause tooth decay.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
Danone's production facility in Ireland is the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy.
There is currently only low-certainty evidence to show that consuming galactagogues can increase breast milk production in nursing mothers, with a group of Malaysian researchers who conducted a recent Cochrane systematic review recommending further studies...
Countries are failing to protect parents from the ‘harmful’ promotion of breast-milk substitutes, despite efforts by The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
Research involving Jennewein Biotechnologie suggests breast-fed infants are less likely than bottle-fed infants to contract norovirus infections, adding weight to the protective effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs).
Health and nutrition claims used in the marketing of infant and follow-on formula should be prohibited, paediatric experts think as they argue the claims may undermine efforts to support breastfeeding.
Using prebiotics to manipulate the microbiota of breastmilk is possible, says researchers, who also find that the mother’s age can influence this response with these changes varying for each individual.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Dairy Industry Ireland (DII) members publishes guidance for infant formula makers on how best to comply with new EU food law that came into force this year.
Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.
Early introduction to solids may make infants more inclined to being overweight at least in part by altering the gut bacterial population, a study suggests, confirming prior studies to this observation.
Vitafoods has announced it will be hosting a Digital Week (11-15 May 2020) dedicated to supporting and inspiring the nutraceutical industry by giving exclusive access to the latest science, insight and trends.
Australia’s health foods brands Caruso Natural Health and Juice Plus were recently fined for false claims and advertising breaches respectively, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced in a statement.
The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) makes available an online resource that lists details of food supplements and infant formula products marketed in Spain, which they say promotes greater transparency.
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Interest in the use of probiotics and prebiotics as ingredients in food continues to grow, as consumers and industry look for microbiome-friendly foods. But just how doe these ingredients impact food development and, in particular, the texture of foods?