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 Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) says there is insufficient data to recommend a daily intake of the omega-3 oils, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) for 3-18-year-olds.
Our latest round-up features on new innovations from a2 milk, an infant formula containing novel lipid structure by Danone, to new omega-3 and probiotics launches targeted at infants and young children.
An industry funded observational study of 196 infants has concluded an infant formula containing prebiotic and probiotic ingredients can decrease symptoms of gastro-intestinal disorders within three days.
South Korean firm Navipharm is focusing its R&D efforts on duo-strain probiotics products, after conducting research that appears to show that they are as efficacious, and more cost effective, as compared to multi-strain products.
Bunge has announced its plant-based lipids business, Bunge Loders Croklaan, has launched Betapol Organic, the first China and EU Certified Organic OPO (oleic-palmitic-oleic or SN-2 palmitate) for infant milk formula (IMF).
Probi has made available details of its new probiotic formulation, which appears to positively influence the infant microbiome early on by increasing gut diversity, according to the firm’s researchers.
Nestlé makes available a report outlining efforts to comply with formula marketing guidelines that in recent years has been a subject of contention for the owners of the Gerber and NAN baby food brands.
Over the last 20 years, the increase in exclusive breastfeeding and formula milk consumption, particularly in upper-middle-income countries, has led to product makers and ingredient suppliers revising plans in order to meet demand.
Over a third of infant caregivers admitted feeding their infant a non-recommended milk type in the past month, a new study finds with the majority also not providing the recommended cow's milk to their child.
Baby formula manufacturer Kendamil has fallen foul of UK advertising guidelines after content on its website appeared to discourage breastfeeding and prevent and treat colic and constipation in babies.
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.
There has been an “paradoxical” increase in both exclusive breastfeeding and formula milk consumption in upper-middle-income countries in the last 20 years between 2000 and 2019, according to a new research published in The Lancet.
The consumption of a synbiotic formula is able to restore gut microbiota in infants delivered via caesarean section, such that their gut flora is similar to those born via vaginal delivery, according to new findings from Danone.
Belgian biotech company Inbiose, which develops human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), has submitted its application for a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of four HMOs.
Chr. Hansen has received European Commission (EC) approval to produce a novel prebiotic used in infant formula from a new microbial source, in an application that further drives the products’ premiumisation.
Progress Biotech has received EU approval for the use of its high docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) algal oil in infant formula in a move that meets demand for sustainable vegan-based ingredients along with DHA’s known health benefits.
The use of a new type of highly porous microparticle and an encapsulation technology simultaneously has shown to increase the loading capacity of capsules for lactoferrin by more than 30 times, a group of researchers has found.
Sophie's Bionutrients, a Singapore-based next-generation sustainable urban food production technology company, announced today that it had developed the world's first-ever micro-algae-based milk that promises to eliminate allergies making it...
Research into a food supplement for malnourished children is offering insights into how gut bacteria may affect growth as it appears to ‘repair’ disrupted microbiomes and effectively address the effects of malnutrition.
Personalized nutrition subscription company Persona Nutrition is now offering daily gummy vitamin packs for the entire family. The packs target health goals specifically for child, teen and adult wellness.