Activia sales have risen 16% in 2010 despite Dannon modifying its digestive claims

Dannon probiotic yogurt sales up 16% despite claims crackdown

By Shane Starling

US probiotics leader Dannon appears to have weathered recent class action and Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-led storms that forced it to alter gut health claims for its spoonable and drinkable yogurt, Activia, with sales rising 16 percent in 2010.

Microwarriors takes a 'pro' position on 'the power of probiotics'

Probiotics documentary reaches out to health professionals

By Shane Starling

A recently completed documentary about probiotics is being welcomed by the probiotics community with Danisco, the world’s biggest probiotics supplier saying it provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the microorganisms among the medical fraternity.

Probiotics like some Lactabacillus strains (above) have been shown to boost immune response

Immune health: Planning the trials and measure for success

By Stephen Daniells

Industry and consumer interest in nutritional approaches to boost immune system function show the potential for the area, but challenges remain to building the science to support any such claims, says an internationally-renowned expert.

Industry likes what it sees in the latest NCCAM five-year plan

Industry welcomes NCCAM five-year plan

By Shane Starling

Industry is singing the praises of a “pragmatic” National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) five-year plan that it says has responded to its concerns, along with those of consumers and academics, about CAM science and its translation...

Analysts: DuPont Danisco buy-out may end in fire sale

Analysts: DuPont Danisco buy-out may end in fire sale

By Shane Starling

Analysts are saying Danisco could be carved up by its new owner DuPont, which they suggest is most interested in the Danish company’s enzymes for biofuels and that the food side of the business may be jettisoned.

European nutrition science will go on, but will it earn health claims?

Special edition: Outsourcing

CROs (slowly) piece together EFSA's health claim science puzzle

By Shane Starling

In the second part of this special series on global outsourcing trends NutraIngredients explores how the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) is impacting activity in the contract research organisation (CRO) sector.

Synbiotics may protect kids from asthma: Danone study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements containing a mix of probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers reduced the prevalence of asthma-like symptoms in children at risk of the condition, says a new study from the Netherlands.

The gut feeling is good between Probi and Institut Rosell as they extend probiotic link

Canadian Institut Rosell agrees probiotic deal with Probi

By Mike Stones

French Canadian company Institut Rosell has agreed a seven-year partnership with Swedish probiotic research and the development firm Probi covering dietary supplements based on its bacterial Lp299v strain.

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