R&D News

Tests performed by Washington, D.C.-based International Dairy Foods Association on milk and cheese show only a small difference between the levels of trans fat in milkfat used in milk and cheese. In addition, the value set earlier for raw milk is higher than the average cheese value. Cheese produced from U.S. milk sources contain the same amount of trans fat in milkfat as found in the U.S. raw milk supply. More information is at www.idfa.org.
Value America, New Berlin, Wis., will buy the flavors and ingredients business of Cleveland-based Zipps Manufacturing. Company officials say the acquisition will bolster its product line and strengthen its market penetration in the Midwest and Northeast.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers have reported that high consumption of dairy products and fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of disability, especially among black women. The research, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that black women who consumed the highest amounts of dairy products and fruits and vegetables — close to the amounts recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans — had at least a 30 percent lower risk of disability than participants who consumed the lowest amounts.
For those who don’t drink milk, calcium-fortified beverages have been a convenient source of the crucial bone-building material. But a recent study published in Nutrition Today finds that calcium available in some popular soy and rice drinks can be as much as 85 percent lower than the amount on the product label. Researchers found that calcium can settle and form a calcium sludge at the bottom of the carton that does not always make it into the consumer’s mouth.
CP Kelco and Noviant, part of the J.M. Huber Corp., have united as one business under the CP Kelco name, with its in Chicago.
Flavors of North America Inc. is changing its name to FONA International Inc. The new name reflects growth in the international market over the past five years. The Carol Stream, Ill.-based flavors company also adopted a new corporate identity including a new logo and Web site address, www.fona.com.