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VitalNext wins battle for EU patent

VitalNext wins battle for EU patent

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

The European Patent Office has rejected attempts by Danone Nutricia Research to the patent application for a new treatment targeting malnutrition, developed by Dutch life science group VitalNext.

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE - July 2021

Industry Movers: Danone, Avon, RB & Eagle Genomics

By Will Chu

July 2021 and like a football team losing a major competition on penalties, the time is ripe to recruit new blood, look ahead to new challenges and not rely so much on the young and inexperienced.

Industry Movers: DSM, Chime, Danone & Evolva

Industry Movers: DSM, Chime, Danone & Evolva

By Will Chu

April 2021 and the COVID-19 saga continues to rumble on with news of an impending third wave throughout Europe. Despite plans to restrict movement, the rules don’t appear to have affected recruitment as NutraIngredients rounds up March’s movers and shakers.

Industry Movers: Danone, Laboratoire PYC & 4D Pharma

Industry Movers: Danone, Laboratoire PYC & 4D Pharma

By Will Chu

March 2021. With signs of lockdown coming to an end, thoughts naturally turn to missed career opportunities and setting plans into motion. Here, NutraIngredients rounds up Feb’s movers and shakers.

Danone began its collaboration with Yakult in 2004.

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Danone to sell stake in Yakult

By Jim Cornall

French-headquartered dairy giant Danone said today that in accordance with its focus on capital allocation discipline and balance sheet strength, the company is selling its 6.61% stake in the Japanese company Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.

An image of an Aptamil baby formula pack with dual outer & inner QR codes that will give shoppers access to Danone’s new ‘Track & Connect’ service. ©Danone

Danone launches infant formula track and connect service

By Will Chu

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.

Danone will be entering the FTSE4Good Index later in June.

Danone enters FTSE4Good Index

By Jim Cornall

Danone has announced its entrance into the FTSE4Good Index, a global responsible investment index designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Two Danone plants in Russia will be closed, with production moved to other facilities

Danone restructuring Russian production

By Jim Cornall

Two Danone plants in Russia are closing as the company rearranges its capacities in both Siberia and the Volga region as part of its production optimization program.

Mead Johnson Nutrition: A Danone target?

Is Danone feeling the need for Mead?

By Shane STARLING

 Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core foods businesses or just shifting infant-medical...

In response to the Fonterra botulism alert, Danone-owned Nutricia ANZ recalled around 67,000 units of its Karicare infant nutrition products. While its Dumex business pulled products from shelves in seven countries.

Danone seeking €200m damages from Fonterra over WPC recalls

By Mark ASTLEY

Danone has confirmed that it is seeking around €200m ($270m) in compensation from Fonterra to cover the costs associated with the infant formula product recalls it ordered in response to the New Zealand-based dairy exporter's recent whey protein...

Danone infant formula demand drives ‘strong start’ to 2013

Danone infant formula demand drives ‘strong start’ to 2013

By Mark ASTLEY

Danone claims to have got off to a “strong start” this year, with early signs of stabilisation in Europe and solid demand for infant nutrition products in China driving better-than-expected sales growth in the first half of 2013.

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