General Mills rapped over probiotic claims
General Mills has been told to amend advertising for its functional yogurt product, Yoplait Yo-Plus, for making misleading claims.
Prebiotic potential of enzyme-converted durum wheat
Treating insoluble durum wheat fibre with an enzyme could produce a soluble fibre with potential prebiotics activity, according to a new study.
Prebiotic-fortified fruit juice passes formulation test: Study
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) can be used to partially replace sucrose in fruit juices without detrimentally affecting physical characteristics of the juice, says new research from India.
Yakult prepares for major US probiotics education
Probiotic firm Yakult is preparing a major new education campaign in the US, which it hopes will help raise consumer awareness of the benefits of probiotics.
Section 912 harms probiotics, fish oil, vitamins: Comments filed
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) revision of its Amendments Act (FDAAA) could discourage clinical research and wipe out whole categories of functional foods and dietary supplements, say industry organizations.
Early promise for almond’s prebiotic potential
Preliminary reports of a prebiotic potential of almonds are promising and intriguing, and impending human trials may reveal if the benefits can be translated from the lab to the layperson.
Yakult targets military in US expansion efforts
Leading probiotic group Yakult has pursued an original marketing strategy in an effort to establish its brand in the US by striking an agreement with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA).
Sleep, mood, gut health top functional priorities for Fortitech
Sleep, mood and digestive health are the areas attracting most interest this year from manufacturers in the food and beverage industries, according to nutritional premix supplier Fortitech.
Modifying our gut bacteria with probiotics and prebiotics may be a new weapon in the fight against obesity. Three experts active in this field discuss the current state of play, and what the future may hold for weight management with probiotics and prebiotics.
GTC launches ‘high-purity’ prebiotic
GTC Nutrition has introduced a new prebiotic ingredient, which it claims is one of the highest purity galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) available on the market.
Ganeden, GTC team up for gut health and immunity innovation
Fiber supplier GTC Nutrition is teaming up with probiotic firm Ganeden in a move designed to develop new ingredients for digestive and immune health.
Companies line up chewable probiotics
Probiotic chews are being rolled out by manufacturers looking for varied ways of encouraging consumers to introduce ‘friendly bacteria’ into their diet.
Frutarom steps in for US oral health distribution
Frutarom is to take responsibility for the marketing and distribution of a new probiotic linked to a variety of oral health benefits across North America.
Science: The wider impacts of gut health
Special edition: Gut health
In the final part of our gut health series, NutraIngredients.com reviews the science behind the ‘friendly bacteria’ and the prebiotics fibres that ‘fuel’ them.
Supply: Gut health supply low-down
Special edition: Gut health
In the third installment of this gut health series, prebiotic and probiotic supply issues are examined.