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Police investigating counterfeit spirit claims

An online auctioneer has uncovered fraud involving the refilling of old bottles of whisky, rum and other spirits with cheaper and younger liquids.

SugarSin to launch rosé wine gummies

SugarSin ‘gourmet confectionery for adults’ is extending its Prosecco and Cocktail Gummy range with the launch of rosé gummies this month.

Coca-Cola HBC reports good growth led by Nigeria and Romania

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), a bottler of The Coca-Cola Company, has reported its financial results for the full year ended 31, December 2016.

Novozymes wins landmark case for biotech patent in alcohol beverages

In a rare landmark case on the validity of patents covering biotech innovations, the Supreme People’s Court of China has decided in favor of Novozymes, in a trial against two competitors accused of infringing its enzyme patent.

‘Orange aid’: IFU to measure color of blood orange juice

IFU (the international fruit and vegetable juice association) has developed an analytical method for testing the concentration of blood orange juice.

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Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummie equivalent to one-and-a-half cups of espresso

Döhler has launched a range of gummies and jellies based on 100% ingredients from fruit such as pectin from apple, juice concentrate, and fruit sugars instead of sucrose or glucose syrup.

Pinkster launches Gin Jam from left-over berries

British gin brand Pinkster has launched a Gin Jam, described as ‘mildly alcoholic’ and ‘ideal for putting the tipple in your teatime’.

Sweet and spicy flavours add beverage calories, study notes

Individuals are piling on excess calories by sweetening or adding spice to their coffee or tea, according to a study from the US.

Students given ‘300 coffees’ worth of caffeine in experimental error

A British University has been fined after a bungled nutritional experiment led to students consuming caffeine quantities equivalent to '300 cups of coffee.'

Does caffeine keep you younger for longer? Stanford study thinks so

The anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine may be why coffee drinkers live longer, says a Nature study, in which its research team provide proof for the compound’s role in heart health.

Boom and bust in the orange market: Brazil's crop plummets whilst Tunisia's reaches record high

As climate crisis decimates Brazil’s orange crop, Tunisia is graced with a record yield. How will the European market be affected and can the crises resolve one another?

Cap winner? Reusable seals offer healthy beverage options

Cap-based nutrient delivery systems have been around for several years but have not won widespread uptake on-shelf. A reusable cap featured at the recent Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) trade show in Frankfurt offers home-use options.

What are the key trends of the Chinese beverage market in 2017?

Several market research firms have predicted key trends that might be observed in the Chinese beverage market this year, including natural and energy ingredients.

Sugar-free drinks no better for weight control, argue researchers

Artificially-sweetened beverages (ASB) do not contribute to weight loss and may even be part of the overall obesity problem, researchers claim. 

Kids start the day with big sugar-kick; breakfast cereals highlighted

Children in England consume almost three cubes of sugar at breakfast, according to new research that puts cereal brands in the spotlight once again.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

PACK’D frozen Smoothie Kits owner wins Young Entrepreneur Award

Luke Johnstone, founder of PACK’D frozen Smoothie Kits, has won Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 18th annual national Amazon Growing Business Awards.

Unilever extols the virtues of flavonoids in tea

Unilever spoke about flavonoids (dietary compounds) found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruits and vegetables at Journées Francophones de Nutrition (JFN) tradeshow in Montpellier, France, last week (November 30-December 2).

ISA: Mechanism ‘not plausible’ to explain aspartame’s role in weight loss

A mechanism found to explain why aspartame prevents weight loss in humans is "not plausible" according to the International Sweeteners Association (ISA).

Where there’s a will…iced coffee concept makes whey protein cool

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed an on-trend whey protein iced coffee concept that it is confident will be “on the market and available to consumers very soon”, but can it dispel negative perceptions around whey protein drinks? 

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