Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are both beneficial microflora naturally present in the intestinal tract, and studies show they promote enhanced gut function and stability, improve protection against infection and cancers, reduce blood cholesterol, enhance immune response and more. Danisco offers the two microflora under the HOWARU[tm] line of premium probiotics designed for inclusion in a variety of food and beverage applications. The products are the result of a five-year research project conducted by the New Zealand Milk and Health Research Center, the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute and other health researchers.

The HOWARU Bifido and HOWARU Rhamnosus probiotics are available in a variety of forms that can be incorporated in a range of applications such as yogurts, other fermented milk products and dietary supplements. The company also offers its applications expertise and pilot-scale labs to help customers develop healthful products. Danisco, Shannon Neuens, 414-332-3545, ext. 35,