Ireland’s Kerry Group has added to its stable of probiotics with a deal announced today in which it will distribute the proprietary OPTI-BIOME MB40 probiotic ingredient, made by Troy, VA-based biotech firm BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC.
The Global Prebiotics Association has signed an influential new member—Dutch ingredients firm FrieslandCampina—which points to the growing market influence and consumer awareness of this class of ingredients, the group’s director says.
Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo continues to expand the product forms of its prebiotic Sunfiber ingredient by pairing it with a probiotic as well as launching a new dual action women’s health product.
The use of postbiotics could be an attractive alternative to prebiotics in immunocompromised children and adults, according to a recent review. But the lack of a definition of the term is still a complicating factor in determining effectiveness, the...
Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.