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?
Findings from a new study suggests that globally, infant formula products are higher in carbohydrates, sugar and lactose than breastmilk with labelling branded unclear and inconsistent between countries.
The Chinese authorities are conducting a public consultation for the new food safety standards that it has drafted for a number of food items, including liquid infant formula, infant formula powder, and infant food.
Danone’s commitment to greater transparency continues as the French-based firm launches an infant formula tracking service that details the ‘farm-to-fork journey’ of its Aptamil, Karicare, Laboratoire Gallia and Nutrilon brands.
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Microbiome sequencing is ‘more accurate’ than full genome sequencing at distinguishing between healthy and ill people … and could predict whether you are likely to die in the next 15 years, two new papers suggest.
With a growing number of pediatricians recommending vitamin D supplements to children, the global vitamin D supplements market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to Mordor Intelligence.
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See December's 10 most read health and nutrition stories, including Nestlé Health Science China's new product innovation centre, FANCL launching its first cold care supplement, and new nutritional labelling requirements from Taiwan FDA.
A mega-merger between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) and DuPont nutrition & biosciences unit will create a new industry giant worth more than $45 billion (€40.4 billion), say those involved in the deal.
Researchers linking the effects of vitamin B3 deficiency to incidences of psychosis could hold the key to solving ‘medical mysteries’ associated with the condition, and may provide hopes for those in developing countries.
November’s regulatory news round-up kicks off with France’s National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labor (ANSES) concluding a hypokalaemia case was likely due to the ‘misuse’ of an oral nutritional supplement.
Could an individual’s microbiome indicate how wealthy they are? That is the premise for a team of scientists, who suggest a healthy gut and its microbe profile are linked to social and economic status.
Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome...