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Latest beverage ingredients trends from stevia to aspartame, functional beverage ingredients

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Check in here for seismic moves by the big boys Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper, in sweetening systems - whether they involve stevia, sucralose or aspartame - as well as the latest on natural colors, flavors and functional ingredients for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Gusto Organic gains popularity with its Fairtrade organic cola

Gusto Organic has launched two premium colas in a 275ml glass and signed distribution deals with 12 countries across Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Singapore.

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BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help...

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

PepsiCo seeks to patent ‘biological method for preparing Reb M’

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a technique of producing the sugary-tasting steviol glycoside Reb M via an enzymatic method that delivers "higher purity at a lower cost.” 

Givaudan targets SMEs with IMCD tie-up

Ingredients group Givaudan aims to make its flavour technology more accessible to small- and medium-sized food and drink businesses in Western Europe through a strategic tie-up with distributor IMCD....

Chinese supplier Layn to bring monk fruit to Europe

Chinese supplier Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients wants to be the first firm to sell monk fruit in Europe, and has submitted a request for a scientific opinion to the European Food Safety Authority...

New Codex standard for dairy permeate powder will help dairy industry

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been welcomed by permeate producer Arla Foods Ingredients.

Kikkoman to launch Tonyu-inryo soy milk yogurt drink developed with NIZO

Kikkoman Corporation of Japan and NIZO of the Netherlands have collaborated on R&D to create a new soy milk yogurt drink to be launched in Japan in August 2017.

Long-fibre prebiotics show promising sweetness, say scientists

How to keep things sweet without adding calories – is it a Holy Grail or could UK scientists have found a solution thanks to long-fibre prebiotics?

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Mintel talks trends in sugar and sweeteners

Sugar reduction is a trend among most consumers (84%), with millennials leading the charge citing more reasons than older consumers for following the health trend, according Mintel.

Process that treats whey with gas plasma boosts bioefficiency, developers claim

The differentiation of whey proteins continues with a new offering that claims greater bioefficiency.

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer....

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‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth

FlavorHealth has found that most consumers will pick an indulgent beverage over a better-for-you option when given the choice, even when they say trends like sugar reduction are among their...

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Aquamin to expand beverage applications as it digs into magnesium research

Aquamin, a multi-mineral marine ingredient created by Marigot Ltd., plans to add to its range of beverage applications while meeting consumer clean label and sustainability standards. 

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Cargill continues stevia evolution with launch of EverSweet in 2018

Cargill says its next generation zero-calorie stevia sweetener EverSweet will be commercially available in 2018 and will offer a taste closer to real sugar.

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Ganeden taps functional shelf stable beverage market with probiotic-derived Staimune

Ganeden has developed an immune health ingredient, Staimune, from its patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30 for use in functional shelf-stable beverages to be released later this summer.

Alleviating China’s pollution anxiety: Anagenix’s lung-boosting ingredient set for beverage launch

New Zealand supplier Anagenix has said the first finished product featuring its lung-enhancing BerriQi ingredient will be launched in China in the next few months.

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched a new ingredient in its Danisco range for manufacturers to produce stable clean-label soy, almond and other plant-based drinks.

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Bayn to extend sweetener reach in Norway with distribution deal

Swedish supplier Bayn has inked a distribution deal with Norwegian flavour firm Storms for its range of sugar-reducing ingredients.

Isodiol International acquires cannabis-based beverage company

Isodiol International has acquired cannabis-based beverage company Equvest which owns Pot-O-Coffee, Pot-O-Tea, and Pot-O-Coco.

PureCircle develops stevia plant 20 times sweeter than standard plant

Using traditional plant breeding techniques, PureCircle has developed a stevia plant with 20 times more sweet-tasting steviol glycosides than standard stevia, it says.

Consumer demand for natural & low calorie drinks continues to open opportunities for stevia

Today’s health conscious consumers put great emphasis on natural and low calorie: opening up more and more opportunities for stevia, particularly in beverages. But giving consumers confidence will be key...

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Lampados International launches 3D stevia sweetner

Lampados International’s 3D sweetener for hot drinks, Liteez, has now been launched with stevia instead of sucralose.

Barry Callebaut launches four cocoa powders for beverage and dairy applications

Barry Callebaut has added four new premium cocoa powders to its portfolio targeted for beverage and dairy applications.

Java Me Up snack bars uses coffee grown ‘the way coffee was initially farmed,’ says founder

Coffee Snacks is a company on a mission—it wants to create awareness around shade-grown coffee and its benefits to the environment, says founder Lisa Newmann. It’s starting with coffee snack...

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