Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

Concerns have been raised about changing consumer attitudes to dairy, and the impact that could have on the probiotics sector. ©iStock

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

Millennial moms were more likely to introduce their baby to infant formula earlier than moms over the age of 35, the survey found. ©iStock/Wavebreakmedia

Convenience-seeking millennial moms lead the growth of infant formula, survey shows

Younger mums in particular are interested in organic formula options, with 79% of mums aged 25-34 using the product. ©iStock

China's infant formula trends: Sales boom predicted with organic and premium brands leading the charge

US dairy organizations look to market expansion especially into Asia. ©iStock/Jevtic

US dairy sector prioritizes market expansion as new US Trade Representative steps in

Wisconsin cheese production led all 50 US states with annual output of 3.24bn lbs in 2016, according to the USDA.  ©iStock/ventdusud

Wisconsin leads in state cheese production stocking up on specialty cheese output

According to NMPF, the FDA has been lax on enforcing labeling regulations of dairy products. ©iStock/AlexPro9500

NMPF calls for FDA labeling crackdown of 'dairy imitators,' while Califia Farms trusts 'common-sense wisdom' of consumers

Dean Foods invests in Good Karma Foods, expanding flaxseed milk

Flaxseed flexes its muscles: Good Karma Foods strikes minority investment from Dean Foods

There's an "anti animal protein" movement that will have a negative impact on the dairy industry if it doesn't innovate, the CEO of Select Milk said. ©iStock/RusN

Dairy industry sees rise of plant-based milk as ‘serious threat’

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Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

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China’s fast-moving cheese market has massive scope for growth

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