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Research: Consumption of Dairy Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus Improves Immune Function

Consumption of dairy yogurt containing Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis and heat-treated Lactobacillus plantarum improves immune function including natural killer cell activity, says report by Lee A et al.

The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of consuming dairy yogurt containing Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei (L. paracasei), Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis (B. lactis) and heat-treated Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) on immune function. A randomized, open-label, placebo-controlled study was conducted on 200 nondiabetic subjects. Over a twelve-week period, the test group consumed dairy yogurt containing probiotics each day, whereas the placebo group consumed milk. Natural killer (NK) cell activity, interleukin (IL)-12 and immunoglobulin (Ig) G1 levels were significantly increased in the test group at twelve weeks compared to baseline. Additionally, the test group had significantly greater increases in serum NK cell activity and interferon (IFN)-γ and IgG1 than placebo group. Daily consumption of dairy yogurt containing L. paracasei, B. lactis and heat-treated L. plantarum could be an effective option to improve immune function by enhancing NK cell function and IFN-γ concentration.

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International Whey Conference

The 8th International Whey Conference is to be held September 17 – 20, 2017 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, Illinois, USA

IWC 2017 will be an opportunity for the whey industry and their customers to meet with researchers, scientists and processing equipment and technology providers to learn about the latest developments which will continue to make whey better than ever.

The conference will feature speakers presenting cutting-edge scientific finding, addressing hot topics and connecting the science to commercial applications for whey.

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Smart mjukvara revolutionerar produktionen av vassle- och mjölkpulver

Finlands största mejeriföretag Valio lyckades nyligen öka produktionen på sin anläggning i Lapinlahti med över 10 procent. Produktionen på fabriken som tillverkar vasslepulver höjdes med hjälp av NAPCON Controller, en egenutvecklad lösning för avancerad processtyrning (Advanced Process Control, APC) från teknik- och konstruktionsföretaget Neste Jacobs. Resultaten var så övertygande att Valio nu ska optimera en ytterligare anläggning i Seinäjoki i Finland, en mjölkpulverfabrik bestående av en evaporator och en spraytork.

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Danone looks to ride healthy food revolution wave

Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone, wants the world’s biggest yogurt maker to play a central role in the revolution sweeping the global food industry as it tries to respond to a consumer shift towards healthy eating.

As more consumers, notably the ”Millennial” generation, opt for healthier diets and a more socially responsible way of life, Danone, along with rivals such as Nestle, have been seeking to adapt.

Faber unveiled a new company ”signature” dubbed ”One Planet. One Health” for Danone on Thursday in Berlin at the annual meeting of the Consumer Goods Forum, a gathering of the world’s biggest retailers and packaged food companies.

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Lawsuit against Arla says dairy ads portray bovine growth hormone rbST as a six-eyed monster

Arla Foods, with a plant in the Fox Valley Wisconsin, has been sued over a $30 million advertising campaign that — the plaintiff says — casts bovine growth hormone rbST in an unfavorable light.

In a lawsuit filed recently in U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Eli Lilly Elanco US of Indianapolis alleges that Arla’s campaign perpetuates false claims that rbST — which promotes milk production in cows — is dangerous.

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Verdict: Purely plant-based products cannot be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products

Court of Justice of the European Union’s verdict: Purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products.

In the judgment, the Court observes that, in principle, for the purposes of the marketing and advertising in question, the relevant legislation reserves the term ‘milk’ only for milk of animal origin. In addition, except where expressly provided, that legislation reserves designations like ‘cream’, ‘chantilly’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ and ‘yoghurt’ solely for milk products, that is products derived from milk.

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Corporate Europe Observatory Criticises EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will probably fail, again, to become independent from the food industry. Its motto is “trusted science for safe food”, CEO says.

But year after year the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been hit by conflicts of interest scandals. Conflict of interests still abound in EFSA’s panels, with nearly half (46%) of current experts on EFSA panels in a financial conflict of interests, according to our assessment.
For four years in a row, the European Parliament has demanded that EFSA becomes independent from the food industry. On 21 June 2017, the agency’s Management Board will vote new independence rules for the agency’s experts. Given the agency’s reluctance to change, we fear that the situation will not really improve, CEO continues.

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Mjölkrapporten nr 2 juni 2017 från LRF Mjölk

Minskat utbud och stabil efterfrågan på mejeriprodukter har gett stigande globala priser. Obalans i efterfrågan på fett och protein har medfört sänkta svenska mjölkpriser. Rapporten handlar om konsumtions- och produktionsutvecklingen inom mjölksektorn samt effekterna för svenska mjölkföretag. I fördjupningsdelen beskrivs den ökade användningen av raps i svensk mjölkproduktion.

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