Probiotic

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

The term 'probiotic' will be banned on packaging from December 14

Industry fights EU's ban on the term 'probiotic'

By Michelle Knott

The probiotics industry in Europe has launched scientific and legal bids to counter an EU-wide ban on using the word 'probiotic' on packaging and marketing materials.

Bredmose is sure Chr Hansen will win its gut and immunity claims

Culturevulture

By Lynda Searby

Lars Bredmose speaks candidly to Lynda Searby about Chr Hansen's probiotics strategy in a hostile regulatory climate

Probiotic yogurt makers are reviewing their marketing

Probiotics ban leads to marketing revolution

By Rick Pendrous

Probiotic yogurt brands and supermarket own-label equivalents are leading a revolution in marketing of these products in advance of a ban, which comes into effect in December.

Strong growth is forecast for probiotic yogurt sales in the UK, according to the virtual conference

Potential lifeline for probiotic yogurt claims

By Rick Pendrous

Loopholes in the law may save probiotic yogurt manufacturers from having to remove products from sale when the new EU nutrition and health claims legislation comes into effect.

In the mix

In the mix

By Hayley Brown

Manufacturers are embracing a number of new processing technologies in a bid to perfect products. Hayley Brown reports

Gut reaction

Gut reaction

To build trust in the lucrative probiotics sector, health claims must be based on solid evidence.

The stomach for growth

The stomach for growth

By Rod Addy

The potential for products promoting healthy digestion is increasing as research hots up. Rod Addy examines the frenzy of activity in the area

Gut microflora: it's a bug's life

Gut microflora: it's a bug's life

While doing some background research for a presentation on prebiotics I was fascinated (in a slightly juvenile 'how gross' way) to discover that the...

Niche drinks markets get milked even more

Niche drinks markets get milked even more

By Sarah Britton

While many manufacturers have launched products in specialist areas such as organic and functional foods, some forward-thinking firms have spotted a...

Gut feeling

Gut feeling

It's a subject we don't like to discuss, but right now gut health is big news for ingredients firms. Rebecca Green looks at the market opportunities

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