A probiotic beer developed by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has finally hit the market, launched by start-up Probicient in collaboration with bar and restaurant chain Brewerkz.
Unilever is partnering with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact ‘mental wellbeing’ by targeting the gut-brain axis. Unilever Science and Technology manager Dr Simone Pyle tells FoodNavigator...
The fallout from the pandemic has pulled probiotics sharply into focus as firms attempt to navigate ever shifting health positioning and price points to satisfy a surge in gut and immune health interest.
Microbes are used by food companies for a variety of functions – from improved process efficiency to shelf life and flavour development. But an examination of patent filings over the last 20 years shows the food industry is prioritising one area above...
What does a ‘healthy gut microbiome’ look like? And is an ‘unhealthy’ microbiome a corollary of poor health, or directly responsible for certain health conditions? If the latter is true, to what extent can we address these health problems by modulating...
The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has announced the term “probiotic” should be accepted on food and food supplement labels sold in the country, in accordance with the Mutual Recognition Principle.
The interest in probiotics for immunity has passed its peak but a 24-month rise in internet searches for prebiotics and skin health is more than a passing trend, according to new insights from Lumina Intelligence.
ADM and Hospital de Sagunto, one of the largest medical centers in the Valencia region of Spain have partnered on a clinical trial into the effects of using a food supplement containing live microbial strains to promote gut microbiome balance and help...
Probiotic products for immune health are enjoying a surge in online searches – with some brands enjoying a 500% boost, but what can businesses do to turn interest into commercial success? Lumina Intelligence’ online marketing expert reveals her top tips...
Better gut health education will empower consumers to buy into pro and prebiotics but industry players may be very surprised by how much work there is still to do, according to twins on a fast-expanding gut health education mission.
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.
Consumers may not always be on the lookout for food products fortified with probiotics (outside of a yogurt purchase), but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from developing new items that contain these living and active culture strains including oatmeal,...
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.
Leatherhead is proposing a collaborative industry study to assess
microencapsulation systems for preserving probiotic bacteria and
boosting their effectiveness in the gut, a keen area of interest
for companies looking to lead the...
Growing competition in the probiotics market is forcing cultures
suppliers to increase collaboration with scientists and independent
laboratories that can provide them with strong evidence to support
the benefits of their products...
Limited consumer awareness threatens to restrain the development of
probiotics markets, finds a new Frost & Sullivan report, yet
sales of the healthy ingredient are still set to almost triple in
value over the next six years.