Microbiome modulation

Synbiotics may reduce childhood illness: Study

Synbiotics may reduce childhood illness: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Daily consumption of milk fortified with probiotics and prebiotics may reduce the incidence of childhood illness, according to a community-based, double-blind, randomized controlled trial.

“Dialogue is key” says EFSA, but industry not satisfied

EFSA health claims summit

“Dialogue is key” says EFSA, but industry not satisfied

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority yesterday committed to increased applicant dialogue and a series of health claim workshops at the stakeholders meeting it hosted yesterday at its Parma headquarters, but many industry representatives left with key concerns...

IPA president outlines probiotic challenges

IPA president outlines probiotic challenges

By Stephen Daniells

Scott Bush, the VP of marketing, health and nutrition in Bioactives at Danisco USA, talks to Stephen Daniells about the challenges the probiotics industry faces in the form of new European Union health claims laws.

Vitafoods investigates health claims

Vitafoods 2010

Vitafoods investigates health claims

As the drama surrounding the European Union health claims system thickens, Vitafoods hosts a day-long seminar that will unpick key issues from marketing practices to the drug/food borderline to legal and consumer perspectives of healthy food and supplement...

Probiotics show potential to stop C. difficile: Study

Probiotics show potential to stop C. difficile: Study

By Stephen Daniells in Miami

Daily supplements of a proprietary blend of probiotic bacteria may virtually prevent diarrhoea-associated with C. difficile infection, according to new research from North America.

Danone withdraws marquee probiotic health claims (again)

Danone withdraws marquee probiotic health claims (again)

By Shane Starling

Almost a year to the day after Danone first withdrew submissions for its best-selling probiotic yoghurts from the European Union health claims system, the French dairy giant has pulled its claims from the system once again.

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