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ADM to acquire Deerland

By Hank Schultz

Global food ingredients giant ADM announced today it will acquire Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, significantly expanding its capacity in microbiome-targeted ingredients.

Probiotics are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” (Picture: Istockphoto)

Do fermented foods contain probiotics? Not necessarily, says Ganeden

By Elaine Watson

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the Ohio-based firm behind one of the best-known probiotic...

Functional drinks: 'They're everywhere!' PERKii sees consumers proactively address health and wellness.

From scientists to shelves: developing technology from the University of Queensland

PERKii pledges to shake up the probiotic beverage aisle

By Rachel Arthur

Probiotic water PERKii is launching in Australia, using patented technology developed by scientists at The University of Queensland that claims to ensure the delivery of live probiotics to the digestive system. 

What is gut health?  That's the blurry 800-pound gorilla in the room

Special edition: Pre & Probiotics

What is gut health? That's the blurry 800-pound gorilla in the room

By Hank Schultz

In discussing gut health it’s wise to keep in mind the words of the late United States Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart when discussing a 1964 obscenity case.  Pornography, Stewart said, was hard to pin down, but “I know it when I see it.”  So it...

Will you join the likes of Bayer Consumer Care, Bifodan, Capsugel, Cargill, Danisco, the European Scientific League for Probiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza, Merck, P&G and Yakult at Probiota 2014?

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Chr Hansen claims long-life probiotic beverage breakthrough

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Chr Hansen claims long-life probiotic beverage breakthrough

By Shane Starling

After 20 failed starts, probiotics leader Chr Hansen says it has finally found an ingredient dispensing cap partner that can handle the demands of high speed filling utilised by the world’s biggest beverage manufacturers.

Probiotic academic: ‘Just add water to probiotic health claims’

Probiotic academic: ‘Just add water to probiotic health claims’

By Shane Starling

A leading probiotics researcher says the ongoing uncertainty about endpoints and biomarkers in European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim evaluations, means the best chance for probiotic products to make claims is to combine them with nutrients...

Gefilus going global?

Valio set to take probiotic juice global

By Shane Starling

Finnish dairy and ingredients supplier Valio is planning to expand the reach of its probiotic juice Gefilus as interest in the sector intensifies.

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