UK-based functional foods developer Provexis has gained a US patent
for its plantain-based extract, which it hopes could be used in
functional foods to extend periods of remmission for Crohn's
The strength of Danisco Cultures is reflected in the company's
financial report for the first nine months of 2006/7, in which the
division helped drive organic growth for both Bioingredients and
its overarching Ingredients sector.
The final programme for the European conference, Probiotech 2007
has been announced - with the main focus on the industrial
implications of incorporating probiotics into products - including
nutraceutical and cosmeceutical products.
Consumers with the greatest need could be missing out on the health
benefits of probiotics since they are not 'streetwise' about health
issues and may not be able to afford them, says a nutrition
Dairy remains the most popular category for new probiotic,
prebiotic and synbiotic product launches in Europe, but
manufacturers of baby foods, snacks and beverages are latching on
to the concept, indicates data from Mintel.
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...
University of Leeds scientists are giving an insight into a
possible future of pro and prebiotics with GM probiotic bacteria
that can stimulate the immune system when 'switched on' by specific