The UK government, having had its prime minister suffer the terrible effects of Covid-19, has launched a new bid to tackle obesity in the country. This is via a ban on new junk food adverts on television before 21:00, along with restrictions on where foods high in fat and sugar can be promoted in store, and new rules for displaying calories on menus.
As we age, we need all the help we can get. There is muscle degeneration as the years progress, and diet is as important as exercise in keeping a person healthy and in shape to deal with the ageing process. As my mother used to say, “Getting old isn’t for wimps, Suzanne.”
Chr Hansen Inc is launching The Probiotics Institute – a new online platform providing information on probiotics and the human microbiome to US healthcare professionals and the general public.
A new position paper by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) has recommended the probiotic strains included in Chr. Hansen’s probiotic blend for pre-term babies.
Two scientists in the fields of human microbiota and lactic acid bacterial metabolism and genetics have been selected for the 2019 Danisco Science Excellence Medal and Microbiome Science Award.
The International Dairy Federation has published new guidance outlining additional actions that can be taken in the production process to minimise risk of Listeria contamination in dairy products.