25% reduction in the use of fossil based energy sources for production of Vivinal® GOS

3 August 2018

Since its market launch in 2000, more than 160 million babies worldwide have been successfully nourished with our Vivinal® GOS (prebiotic) ingredient. It is an important ingredient in infant formula. Sustainability is an important part of the strategy of FrieslandCampina.  

FrieslandCampina’s new Human Milk Oligosaccharide ingredient, 2’-FL, obtains EU approval and GRAS status

8 May 2018

PRESS RELEASE FrieslandCampina DOMO’s new Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL), has been officially certified to be used in infant formula in both European and U.S. markets. The ingredient has received EU novel food approval and achieved GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. These authorisations are an important step forward in the plan of FrieslandCampina to launch its first human milk oligosaccharide by the end of the year.

Discover the benefits of oligosaccharides and HMOs for infant health and nutrition

12 February 2018

See the MEDnet interview with Ardythe L. Morrow PhD. Professor of Pediatrics, Nutrition & Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. Her research into HMOs and specifically the clinical benefits of Oligosaccharides provide new insights and data into the possibilities and future applications for infant nutrition. Click on the link to see the full interview.

PRESS RELEASE: Studies with FrieslandCampina’s Vivinal GOS have shown increased uptake of iron and improved gut microbiome

22 November 2017

Two recent studies have led to new insights into supplements containing Vivinal GOS. The first study showed an increase in iron absorption by 62 percent upon supplementation with Vivinal GOS in iron deficient Kenyan infants(1). The second study revealed that adding Vivinal GOS mitigated the adverse effects of iron supplementation on gut microbiota and infections(2). Both studies were conducted by the group of Prof. Zimmermann from the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

FrieslandCampina introduces organic Vivinal GOS Syrup

8 November 2017

In response to increasing consumer demand for organic infant formula, FrieslandCampina DOMO is the first producer to globally introduce organic GOS syrup. This organic dairy ingredient is rich in non-digestible galacto-oligosaccharides, produced from organic-certified lactose using a proprietary enzymatic technology. Organic Vivinal GOS Syrup is an important addition to organic infant formula.