Probiotics China News Bites – November 2023

  1. Mighty Pop launches gut-friendly soda . Health-focused soda brand Mighty Pop launches first product. According to reports, the soda water has four flavors: orange vanilla, strawberry hibiscus, berry lime and pineapple grapefruit. It is a product that mixes probiotics, probiotics and postbiotics and has been certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture.
  2. Novozymes launches probiotic strain ProSilience HU58. It is reported that ProSilience HU58 is a cost-effective spore-forming probiotic, and the strain has stable performance and is easy to formulate and integrate into existing production lines. At the same time, the strain has clinically supported digestive and immune benefits that could be used to innovate in categories beyond dairy.
  3. Nestlé announces a new scientific innovation in early life nutrition. The company has developed a proprietary blend called Sinergity, which combines specific probiotics with six human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) that it says can support infant and toddler development. The new blend has just been launched in Hong Kong and will be launched in Latin America at the end of the year and in Europe under the brand name “NAN Supreme pro” early next year. Nestlé said it currently has a variety of products containing HMOs in more than 50 markets.
  4. It is reported that DSM-Firmich’s Flavor, Texture and Health business unit (TTH) reported a 5% decline in organic sales in its latest results. Among them, the flavor and beverage business performed strongly, and functional beverages such as sports recovery and energy drinks had a positive impact on sales in the third quarter. Meanwhile, enzymes, strains and textural solutions simultaneously achieved good organic growth. In addition, the vitamins and yeast extracts business performed weakly.
  5. Tetra Pak partners with AB Biotek Human Nutrition and Health to launch postbiotic solutions. It is reported that this series of solutions can be easily introduced into the production process of the mixing stage of beverages, dairy products, ice cream, cheese and other ultra-high temperature products without the need for specialized machinery. In addition, Tetra Pak is exploring the development of a series of postbiotic food concepts, including high-protein room temperature yogurt and high-protein tea, and has cooperated with Italian dairy company Inalpi to release postbiotic-containing cheese products.
  6. Lallemand Health Solutions, a supplier of probiotic yeast and strain formulations, has acquired US probiotic products manufacturer Dietary Pros. It is reported that Dietary Pros is a manufacturer of probiotics and other non-probiotic supplements. This acquisition will increase Lallemand’s probiotic production capacity and operational flexibility.
  7. Synbiotic Health launches spin-off company NoviaHealth to provide probiotic concentrates, custom probiotic blends and complete contract development and manufacturing services to the dietary supplement market. It is reported that the company currently provides probiotic strains iVS-1 and iVE-15, and will open laboratories, offices and a new operating factory, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2024.
  8. Recently, Tianjin Chuangyuan Biotechnology Co., Ltd. launched its first new self-branded ready-to-eat lactobacillus product – Chuangyuan Changyou. This product is based on the company’s internationally advanced multi-stage solid-state fermentation technology of probiotics. In terms of technology, formula, packaging, Breakthrough innovations have been achieved in multiple dimensions, including categories. The number of viable bacteria per bag shipped from the factory is ≥50 billion CFU, and the star ingredient IOBPRO® probiotic segmented solid-state fermentation postbiotic powder is specially added to help improve the good bacteria.
  9. On November 24, the By-Health Microecology R&D Center Laboratory was completed and put into use. The laboratory consists of a probiotic R&D platform and a synthetic biotechnology platform. Relying on modern microbiology and bio-manufacturing technology, it is committed to research on the health of the human micro-ecosystem, independently develops more probiotics suitable for Chinese people’s health, and builds future raw material supply. Innovate the direction and continue to build the technological capabilities of BY-HEALTH products.
  10. JD Health said transactions in vitamins, probiotics, infant lactoferrin and more than 30 nutritional products at least doubled during China’s Double 11 shopping festival this year amid sluggish consumer spending for much of the year. .
  11. According to business consultant data, as of 24:00 on November 11, in the list of online promotions for health foods/dietary nutritional supplements, the first best-selling store was By-Health’s official flagship store, and the second best-selling store was By-Health’s official flagship store. Swisse overseas flagship store and MoveFree official overseas flagship store ranked third. In addition, the fourth to tenth places are Golden Caesars overseas flagship store, GNC official overseas flagship store, wonderLab Wanyilan flagship store, WHC overseas flagship store, Shouxian Valley flagship store, BLACKMORES overseas flagship store and Tmall International Jianhong Hall.
  12. Morinaga said the postbiotics it sells under the LAC-Shield brand have been added to Thailand’s affirmative list of ingredients that can be used in general foods and beverages, bringing new opportunities for the development of functional foods in the Southeast Asian country.
  13. On November 13, New Hope Huaxi Dairy launched a new product: new cola-flavored sparkling yogurt. It is reported that this new product is fermented with three-time-long bacterial strains, with a raw milk content of ≥90% and a viable bacterial count of >100 million per bottle. The new product is now on the shelves of Ito Supermarket.
  14. On November 10, Beijiajie Group Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Beijiajie”, stock code 603059) announced that the company plans to strategically invest 212,561,557 yuan in Shannkang Biotechnology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. through equity transfer and capital increase. . Founded in 2016, Shanenkang is a high-tech enterprise focusing on the research, development, production and sales of the entire industrial chain of microbial probiotics. It has a variety of strains with independent intellectual property rights, 36 invention patents, and has hosted 13 clinical projects.
  15. On November 9, the global biotechnology company Chr. Hansen announced that its probiotic, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, has been approved by Health Canada for its gut-brain axis statement. The functional claims approved this time specifically include: (1) Helping to alleviate the perceived stress of adolescents and adults with irritable bowel syndrome; (2) Helping to improve the quality of life of adolescents and adults with irritable bowel syndrome; ( 3) Helps relieve the patient’s perceived stress while helping to reduce abdominal pain symptoms in adolescent and adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome; (4) Helps to thicken stools in adolescent and adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome normalization.
  16. In November 2023, the scientific research teams of Lanzhou University, Shandong University and the China Institute of Microbiology jointly published a review paper titled “Probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics in health and disease” in the biomedical journal MedComm, systematically analyzing probiotics. Research breakthroughs and effectiveness of bacteria, prebiotics and postbiotics in health and disease. For the first time, the mechanism of probiotics in maintaining health and treating diseases is summarized as “additional” and “subtractive” mechanisms. Based on the current research results, development trends and drug definitions in the field of probiotics, “Probacine” (Probacine, PRObiotic BActerial mediCINE) is a new academic concept.
  17. Recently, Mo Yogurt launched a new probiotic yogurt meal replacement series. It includes 8 new high-nutrition, burden-free yogurt meal replacement products. It is reported that this product is selected from grassland pasture yogurt, which is rich in 9 kinds of active probiotics, 100% pasture milk, and contains fat protein and various vitamins.
  18. Relying on a flexible automation platform and combined with high-throughput microfluidic technology, the Yanpai team successfully obtained Droplastic™, a probiotic strain that can promote the discharge of microplastics in the body, at the beginning of this year. The product will be produced and launched by the end of the same year. The “plastic-removing” functional probiotic Droplastic™ (i.e. Lactobacillus plantarum DT88) can wrap microplastics through specific adsorption, reducing the contact between microplastics and intestinal mucosa. At the same time, it accelerates the excretion of microplastics from the body by promoting intestinal peristalsis, and a two-pronged approach reduces the risk of microplastics being absorbed into the human body.
  19. On October 26, Juneyao Health released its third quarter results announcement, stating that in the first three quarters of 2023, it achieved total operating income of 1.356 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 104.31%; net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company was 82.515 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.57%.
  20. Fody Food Co., a food manufacturer specializing in food for people with intestinal sensitivities, has completed a Series B equity financing. The investment will be used to support its expansion, new product development and brand awareness in the United States. Establish. Founded in 2016, Fody offers a range of products low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs), including sauces, ketchups and salsas, salad dressings and snacks.

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