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Europe: Danone, Yakult partner on probiotics

Danone and Yakult Honsha (Yakult) have signed an amended Memorandum of Understanding to promote probiotics as part of a balanced diet. Building on a formal...

Americas: Stand-up pouch wins design award

ProAmpac has received the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) 2017 WorldStar food category award for its stand-up, flexible food pouch with a de-gassing valve that...

Americas: Young adults are interested in fortified foods, report

About 25% of US adults specially seek out foods and beverages with high amounts of probiotics or prebiotics, according to the 2017 National Consumer...

Europe: Study shows Probi’s probiotics support children’s immune systems

A study shows probiotics from Probi have a suppressing effect on celiac autoimmunity and may delay the onset of the disease in children genetically...

Americas: Dupont invests US$10M to upgrade facility

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) will upgrade its probiotics pilot facility in Madison, Wisconsin with US$10 million. Once completed, the facility will allow faster new...

Asia Pacific: Most Japanese make purchase decisions based on on-pack health...

Food products containing Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 from the DuPont Danisco range have been recorded with the Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan, for Food...

Europe: Probi Select debuts at show

The Probi Select range will be available through partners worldwide and the first scientific resume is presented at Vitafoods in May 2017. Through the acquisition...

Europe: Reviving the pro/prebiotic drinking yogurt market

Analysts expect a loss in retail value sales for the pro/prebiotic drinking yoghurt market of about €500 million since 2012 in Austria, Belgium, France,...

Asia Pacific: Probiotic for gestational diabetes

A study by the University of Otago has found a Fonterra probiotic could reduce cases of gestational diabetes in pregnant women by 68%. It is...

Europe: Probiotics strengthens that elderly’s immune response, finds DuPont study

Daily consumption of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis HN019 by DuPont Danisco enhances cellular immune activity in healthy elderly adults, according to a study published...