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FI Asia 2017

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome...

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

The 2020 Olympics, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the ageing population are contributing to ‘huge demand’ for protein products across Japan's sports nutrition and functional food space.

FI Asia 2017

APAC's on trend infant formula ingredients revealed as manufacturers drive digestive health benefits

Digestive health and protein content are the top two priorities for infant formula manufacturers in APAC, leading to a surge in interest in prebiotics, probiotics and oligosaccharides.

FI Asia 2017

Halal status raises Morinaga's sales hopes for immunity-boosting Lactobacillus strain

Japanese ingredient giant Morinaga is hoping for a South East Asia sales boom for its 'immunogenics' probiotic LAC-Shield product after recently receiving halal accreditation.

Cholesterol dip? Probiotics have no impact on lipid profile, finds study

The Bifidobacterium animalis supsp. lactis probiotic strain does not improve the lipid profile or total faecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in healthy adults, researchers say.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

Chinese supplier aiming to bring monk fruit-based sweetener to Japan and Europe

Chinese supplier Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients plans to capitalise on the growing prevalence of health-conscious consumers to bring its monk fruit-based sweetener to Japan and Europe.

Probiotic supplementation heightens breast milk antioxidant levels: RCT

Lactobacillus supplementation increases antioxidant levels in human breast milk, a new RCT has concluded.

Yoba-For-Life leads the way for ‘generic’ probiotics for health & wealth in Africa

Small probiotic yogurt businesses are springing up across Eastern Africa and having a big impact on local populations, boosting health and wealth for hundreds of thousands. How are they doing...

More manufacturers approved under new Chinese infant formula rules

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the second batch of infant nutrition companies and products that have been approved under its new registration programme.

FSANZ seeks submissions on consultation over infant formula for special dietary uses

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a consultation paper on infant formula products for special dietary use.

New China infant formula rules: Five international firms in first batch of approvals

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the first wave of infant nutrition companies and products that have passed its new registration programme, and are now free to trade...

Yakult begins work on sixth China factory

Yakult is to begin construction of its sixth plant in China to increase production of its probiotic milk drinks.

NZ childcare services fall short of guidelines for child nutrition

A large number of childcare services in New Zealand that provide food to pre-schoolers aged three to four do not meet current nutrition guidelines, a recent study has found.

International probiotics experts and global firms to feature at first Probiota Asia summit

A world-class line up of international probiotics experts will feature at our first Probiota Asia summit, to be held in Singapore in October.

Eye health and vitamins: Supplement intake ‘can increase degeneration’, review reveals

Scientists have cautioned that antioxidant consumption in supplement form is not as effective as a nutrient-rich diet to improve eye diseases, with some evidence suggesting they can actually worsen existing...

Inflammatory bowel disease: Manipulating the gut microbiome a promising future treatment option

There is considerable promise in manipulating the gut microbiome to treat the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, according to a new review....

Let them eat salmon: Fish better than formula for infants, suggests Singapore minister

The Singapore minister leading a government task force reviewing infant formula prices has told parents to give their children a spoon-and-a-half of salmon because it 'provides as much DHA as...

Probiotics powerhouse: China sales outstripping global average as DuPont reveals 50% surge

DuPont says its probiotics business in China is booming, with sustained growth leading it to double capacity at its specialist Beijing production and packaging site this year.

Lycored sells China and UK premix operations to Prinova

Carotenoid supplier Lycored has sold its premix operations in China and the UK to US firm Prinova Solutions.

Chinese officials considering establishing a bureau for e-commerce as online business increases

China could set up a dedicated bureau for e-commerce as online sales continue to rise and on the back of widespread regulatory uncertainty that has affected many international supplement firms...

Iron fortification: Chitosan encapsulation strengthens stability and boosts bioavailability

Coating iron with chitosan nanostructured lipid carriers is a superior protection method when fortifying milk, with researchers also predicting its suitability for fruit juices, yogurts and traditional drinks.

Nutritional ingredients firm Barentz International expands in Vietnam amid rising APAC sales

Dutch ingredients firm Barentz International recently has opened its first office in Vietnam, on the back of 15% annual Asia Pacific growth.

GALLERY: The top 10 most-read nutrition and health stories from APAC in May

Here's a recap of our top 10 most read nutrition stories from May, featuring the latest on vitamin D, infant nutrition, natural health supplements and more.

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Milking the law? Industry responds to stricter infant formula rules in Singapore

Infant formula milk manufacturers claim stricter regulations planned by the Singapore government could lead to consumers having limited access to important nutritional information.

Prebiotic and antioxidant-packed white chocolate: 'A promising opportunity for industry'

Adding prebiotics and an antioxidant source to white chocolate can alter its taste and texture, but a new sensory analysis reported that consumers still ranked it highly, with researchers concluding...