Morinaga Milk's Probiotic Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum BB536 Receives ANVISA Approval with Gut Health Functional Claim in Brazil
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), a leading Japanese dairy product company, is pleased to announce that its proprietary probiotic strainBifidobacterium longum subsp. longum BB536 (hereafter referred to as Bifidobacteriumlongum BB536) has obtained approval from the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA). This approval, granted on July 27, 2023, allows for the utilization of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 in dietary supplements and conventional food products sold in Brazil. The strain has also been registered in ANVISA’s list of approved products.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230907986781/en/
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum BB536, a clinically effective and well-established multifunctional probiotic strain, has a history of over 50 years of human use, supported by more than 240 scientific studies as of March 2023. Bifidobacterium longum BB536 strain has been recognized globally as a leading functional probiotic ingredient, holding Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the U.S. for use in conventional foods and infant formula. It has also been approved as a "New Food Ingredient" in China for use in infant and toddler foods under the age of three. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Bifidobacterium longumBB536, a clinically effective and well-established multifunctional probiotic strain, has a history of over 50 years of human use, supported by more than 240 scientific studies as of March 2023. Bifidobacterium longumBB536 has been recognized globally as a leading functional probiotic ingredient, holding Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the U.S. for use in conventional foods and infant formula. It has also been approved as a "New Food Ingredient" in China for use in infant and toddler foods under the age of three.
This recent approval by ANVISA allows Bifidobacterium longumBB536 to be used in dietary supplements and various conventional foods. At the same time, it is approved to claim that "Bifidobacterium longum BB536 may contribute to the health of the gastrointestinal tract."
The approval holds significant implications for Morinaga Milk's global growth strategy. As one of the objectives outlined in the company's 10-year vision, Morinaga Milk aims to achieve an overseas sales ratio of at least 15% by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2029. This approval aligns with the company's commitment to expanding its presence in international markets, including strengthening partnerships with major infant formula manufacturers and sales for dietary supplements all over the world.
The Brazilian probiotic supplement market is growing rapidly, with a compound annual growth rate of approximately 9% from 2013 to 2022, and the market size has more than doubled to approximately US$200 million*1. Morinaga Milk anticipates a promising future in the Brazilian market.
*1Source: Euromonitor International, August 2023
"We are thrilled to announce the approval of BB536 by ANVISA for use in supplements and conventional foods in Brazil," stated Dr. Yoshihiko Ushida, General Manager of the International B to B Business Department of Morinaga Milk. "This achievement underscores our commitment to producing high-quality, scientifically validated probiotics that contribute to the well-being of consumers around the world." As Morinaga Milk moves forward, the company is enthusiastic about the opportunities presented by this milestone.
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the leading dairy product companies in Japan with a century of history harnessing the nutritional properties of dairy products and functional ingredients. Morinaga Milk is also a key global probiotics manufacturer that excels in innovative technology and offers a premium line of probiotics and functional ingredients worldwide. Since the 1960s, Morinaga Milk has been engaged in research on the safety, functional health benefits, and mechanisms of action of probiotic bifidobacteria to better understand their role in maintaining human health. For more information about Morinaga Human-Residential Bifidobacteria (HRB) probiotics, please visit us at https://morinagamilk-ingredients.com/.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
Investor & Public Relations Department
Mitsunori Watanabe / Kazuaki Kajikawa
Junichi Minami / Chyn Boon Wong
Morinaga Milk website: https://www.morinagamilk.co.jp/english/
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
ARMA Instruments Launch Zero Trust G1 Mark II Secure Messaging Communication Device3.10.2023 05:00:00 CEST | Press release
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has ignited an arms race in the theater of cyber warfare. Zero trust is the operative term for military, defense sectors, and governments across the globe. U.S. intelligence agencies and international partners recently published a report warning of the new Russian malware program Sandworm, likely targeting Ukrainian interests in its ongoing war, and U.S. defense agencies set a deadline of 2027 for implementation of zero trust cybersecurity environments [FedTech, August 2023]. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231002887540/en/ Switzerland-based ARMA Instruments AG announces the launch of their ARMA G1 Mark II Secure Messaging Device. Developed with zero trust principles, the device is a closed mobile system for person-to-person messaging at the highest security levels to counter advanced adversary attacks. The device will be beneficial for NGOs, defense agencies, cybersecurity oper
SLB Launches Carbon Storage Screening and Ranking Solution3.10.2023 04:00:00 CEST | Press release
SLB (NYSE: SLB) today launched its carbon storage screening and ranking solution that increases confidence in site selection decisions based on scientific analysis of the long-term integrity and economic potential of an asset. The solution helps customers avoid suboptimal storage sites with risk factors that can waste valuable time and resources as well as decrease the probability of a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project reaching final investment decision (FID). “CCUS is one of the most immediate opportunities to reduce emissions, but it must scale up by 100–200 times in less than three decades to have the expected impact on global net zero ambitions,” said Frederik Majkut, senior vice president of Carbon Solutions for SLB’s New Energy business. “Ensuring that a storage site is both safer and economical is crucial for the speed, scale and investment needed to meaningfully drive CCUS growth for a low carbon energy ecosystem.” The screening and ranking solution uses bo
Takeda Provides Update on EXKIVITY ® (mobocertinib)2.10.2023 22:30:00 CEST | Press release
Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that, following discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it will be working with the FDA towards a voluntary withdrawal of EXKIVITY® (mobocertinib) in the U.S. for adult patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) Exon20 insertion mutation-positive (insertion+) locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Takeda intends to similarly initiate voluntary withdrawal globally where EXKIVITY is approved and is working with regulators in other countries where it is currently available on next steps. This decision was based on the outcome of the Phase 3 EXCLAIM-2 confirmatory trial, which did not meet its primary endpoint and thus did not fulfill the confirmatory data requirements of the Accelerated Approval granted by the U.S. FDA nor the conditional marketing approvals granted in other countries. The EXCLAIM-2 trial was a Phase 3
Galderma announces progress with RelabotulinumtoxinA regulatory submissions2.10.2023 22:27:00 CEST | Press release
Galderma, the emerging pure-play dermatology category leader, announced today updates related to the regulatory progress of its pending Biologics License Application (“BLA”) for RelabotulinumtoxinA (QM-1114) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). The FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (“CRL”) to Galderma related to its BLA for RelabotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines (frown lines) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in adult patients as well as moderate-to-severe lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet) associated with orbicularis oculi muscle activity in adult patients. The CRL points out certain deficiencies isolated to items related to Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (“CMC”) processes. All other aspects of the BLA, including safety and efficacy related parts, did not solicit deficiencies to be addressed. Galderma has already identified changes to the manufacturing process to address feedback. It will also
Visa Launches $100 million Generative AI Ventures Initiative2.10.2023 22:05:00 CEST | Press release
Visa (NYSE: V), a global leader in payments, today announced a new $100 million generative AI ventures initiative to invest in the next generation of companies focused on developing generative AI technologies and applications that will impact the future of commerce and payments. As a pioneer of AI use in payments since 1993, Visa considers this initiative an extension of Visa’s leadership in using AI to drive innovation in payments, create value for partners and clients, and enable and empower global commerce. Generative AI is an emerging subset of AI that is built on Large Language Models (LLMs) to develop artificial general intelligence capable of generating text, images or other content from large sets of existing data when given prompts. “While much of generative AI so far has been focused on tasks and content creation, this technology will soon not only reshape how we live and work, but it will also meaningfully change commerce in ways we need to understand,” said Jack Forestell,