Mining the traditional fermented beverages “Masato de Yuca” and “Chicha de Siete Semillas”, scientists from Peru and Spain have reported a potential new probiotic with performance that matches or exceeds an established commercial strain.
Yakult has detailed its plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through its newly established Environmental Vision 2050, which will also include efforts to reduce plastic packaging by 30% by 2030.
Ingredients supplier Kerry Group has unveiled an ambitious sustainability strategy including a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2030 and achieve net zero before 2050. It is also exploring those sectors such as immunity and food...
Specific strains of probiotic Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacteria given to preterm babies in combination with breast milk may help to build microbial populations and gut health that mirror those of full-term babies, suggests data from the Baby-Associated...
Dairy cooperative to ingredients manufacturer FrieslandCampina recently set out its innovation priorities for its ingredients arm: gut health, personalised nutrition and protein. Divisional head Kathy Fortmann tells FoodNavigator more.
The potential health benefits of prebiotics and probiotics are seemingly endless, with streams of data touting new mechanisms and pushing the boundaries of microbiome science. In this special edition video we ask a number of experts where they see the...
Ganeden Biotech has teamed up with ingredient supplier Sensus in an alliance to bring a liquid prebiotic/probiotic ingredient to market that adds functionality to food formulations and also solves an issue that prevents wider application of probiotics,...
Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.
Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13
Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th...
Danish probiotics leader Chr Hansen, which ditched a €4m immunity trial for some of its probiotic strains last year, is participating in a new trial to determine if probiotics can reduce the number of infections in small children.
First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and ongoing probiotic health claim uncertainty in Europe – its biggest yet most stagnant market.
Danish bioscience firm Chr. Hansen is raising its revenue predictions by 11-13 per cent for 2010/11 after what it describes as “strong growth” in its first quarter from the September 1, 2010 to the end of November.
Functional beverages make up one of the most dynamic parts of the beverage market, and with consumers becoming increasingly savvy about health and wellness, myriad opportunities have opened up for industry.
Get your pitchforks ready! There are evil-doers out there! We’ve been conned: Probiotics don’t work. Dannon’s settling out of court, EFSA’s rejecting health claims, and the media is starting a witch hunt.
Global probiotics leader, Danone, has submitted a new disease reduction article 14 health claim linking consumption of its probiotic drinking yoghurt, Actimel, and diarrhoea, after withdrawing three article 13.5 immunity and digestive health claims in...
Danisco has said that it is investing €60m ($85m) to boost capacity for its frozen and freeze dried direct vat inoculants (DVI) in Europe and the US, primarily to feed growing demand for probiotic cultures.
Many consumers remain confused about just what prebiotics are and what they do, but they are responding to the general gut health messaging surrounding various prebiotic forms, and seeking prebiotic products, according to Frost and Sullivan.
Probiotics are best known for their digestive health benefits, but research is pointing to benefits in unexpected areas. Shane Starling met with Yakult’s Netherlands-based science manager, Dr Jia Zhao, after she spoke at a recent conference on functional...
Encapsulating probiotic bacteria in alginate-coated gelatin
microspheres could protect the friendly bacteria against the harsh
conditions of the stomach and upper intestine, allowing for greater
delivery of these value-added ingredients,...
Reuteran - a novel alpha-glucan produced by the bacteria
Lactobacillus reuteri - could be finding its way into
bakery and dairy products as a weight management ingredient, Dutch
scientists have reported.
The International Probiotics Association has placed a new executive
director at the helm who is looking to bring transparency and
self-regulation to the growing global market for so-called friendly
The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) is currently
conducting a large National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded
study which researchers hope will shed light on the potential role
of probiotics in asthma prevention...
While many women in the US have now heard about the benefits of
probiotics, only one in ten have used them to combat digestive
problems, according to a survey that underscores a need for more
communication about probiotics in general.
Encapsulation of probiotics in whey protein gel particles could
offer protection during processing and storage, as well as
extending the food applications of the bacteria to biscuits,
vegetable and frozen cranberry juice, indicates...