Functional Dairy

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.

The clinical trial was funded by Danone Nutricia.

Unique combination of prebiotic mixture and fermented infant formula helps prevent colic: New Danone Nutricia study

Despite stricter regulations, Ausnutria has recorded positive Q1 2017 results.

Ausnutria reports growing revenue amid fiercer competition and stricter laws

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

Yakult has launched Phase III of its 10-year plan, which includes expanding its product range.

Yakult adjusts ten-year plan

Personalised nutrition could "save government money". ©iStock

Personalised nutrition: Cost and lack of experts slowing uptake in Asia Pacific

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Dr Jacques Bindels was speaking at our Food Vision Asia summit.

Infant obesity: Act now over formula protein guidelines, regulators urged

One expected outcome of the NIZO and PSE Centre of Excellence is helping companies lower their energy use.

NIZO and PSE set up Centre of Excellence

Technology is becoming increasingly important to nutrition companies, according to a survey of companies attending Vitafoods in Geneva in May. Pic: © Vitafoods

Nutrition companies embracing new technology, Vitafoods survey shows

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