Food & Beverage Asia Aug/Sep 2018

BITING ISSUES 17 %$6) BASF to Launch Human Milk Oligosaccharide Newtrition ® , BASF’s human nutrition brand, will launch 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL), a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) for the infant nutrition market by early 2019. HMOs are a unique group of carbohydrates naturally found in human breast milk with 2’-FL being the most abundant. BASF has successfully mastered the complete in-house development of 2’-FL from strain to downstream processing using a speci̬cally stable HMO fermentation strain designed for large-scale production. The German-based production provides the flexibility to enable high quality global roll-out that will consistently meet customer needs. BASF has received EU Novel Food approval for 2’-FL and is currently supporting regulatory clearance to facilitate access to other key markets. Human milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. When compared with infant formula, breastfeeding leads to favourable growth patterns, immune functions, cognitive development as well as positive long-term outcomes. For mothers who are unable to breastfeed, adding 2’-FL to infant milk formula is a substantial step in narrowing the functional gap between mother’s milk and breast milk substitutes. R e s e a r c h f i n d i n g s s u g g e s t t h a t 2’-fucosyllactose supports the development of a healthy gut microbiome and immune system, may protect against allergic diseases, and plays a role in the development of normal brain functions and cognition. Based on the ability to quench mucosal iṋammation, 2’-FL is a promising ingredient for digestive health. “The development of HMOs is a breakthrough in the nutritional improvement of infant formulas. 2’-fucosyllactose will open up new opportunities to strengthen a child’s health beginning with infancy and even beyond that,” said Mr. François Sche ̯ er, Senior Vice President, BASF Human Nutrition. “This launch is just the first step in the development of Newtrition’s HMO portfolio for infant nutrition initially and also dietary supplements in the near future.” Ŷ Thecontentof thisadvertisement represents theviewsof theauthoronlyand ishis/hersole responsibility. TheEuropeanCommissionand theConsumers,Health,AgricultureandFoodExecutiveAgency (CHAFEA)donot acceptany responsibility foranyuse thatmaybemadeof the information itcontains. Meet us at WOFEX in Manila, 1-4 August, booth no. 502 Original Belgian fries From the heart of Europe For ages, people from all over the world have come to Belgium to taste our unique and delicious fries. This time though, our fries are making their way to you. Have a try yourself, and experience why Belgian fries are the world’s favorites. Universally delicious @eatbelgianfries