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EU and US reach historic wine labelling deal

US wine producers may soon scrub names of traditional European wine regions, like Champagne and Burgundy, off their bottles in exchange for better access to EU markets, in a breakthrough...

Food and drink moves toward more automation and control systems

A combination of technological innovation, legislation as well as sprawling production facilities and complex supply chains are driving the European food and drink industry toward investments inautomation and control solutions,...

BeverageDaily's publisher to be branded as Decision News Media

Novis, the publisher of BeverageDaily, 22 other business news websites and more than 50 specialist e-newsletters, is today changing its name to Decision News Media, to convey the editorial ethos...

Probiotic juices - expanding application?

Juices containing probiotic bacteria will see increasing interest from beverages makers looking to add value, predicts Finnish functional food innovator Valio.

Five drinks a day raises stroke risk

Five alcoholic drinks or more a day can significantly raise the risk of a stroke in men, finds a new study that backs a torrent of research to suggest heavy...

Caps and closures use rises despite price hikes

The global increase in demand for caps and closures will be partially driven by their increased use in traditionally closureless food and drink packaging, research group Freedonia says in its...

All eyes on Drinktec 2005

The biggest Drinktec 2005 ever held in Munich, Germany, is upon us with more than 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries showing off their expertise in technology, ingredients, products and logistics.

Storms threaten French wine harvest

Freak storms have ravaged France's Languedoc-Roussillon region, threatening to damage the new wine crop by leaving some vineyards under water at the crucial harvesting stage.

Scientists analyse nutrition in beer

Opportunities await for Europe's beer industry to tap into growing consumer health trends as Belgian brewing scientists offer newly developed testing to assess the nutritional quality of beers.

New enzyme technologies to fight downward price trend in saturated market

Opportunities in the mature enzyme market lie in developments, driven by biotechnology, that provide food and beverage makers with the right tools to meet consumer trends, claims a new report.

Unpasteurised juice poses serious health risk, says FDA

Untreated juices are still causing serious outbreaks of foodborne illness across America, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, warning consumers to be extra careful.

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Water wastage syndrome

Praise where praise is due. And it is certainly due for one small-time drinks firm in southern Britain, which is spear-heading answers to global water shortages that threaten to wreak...

Juices to challenge dairy, cereals with heart health benefits

Soft drinks, particularly fruit juices, are set to make a greater contribution to Britons' heart health, as both innovative small businesses and major players roll out new, heart healthy drinks.

Aseptic packing: Capitalise on benefits to beat high costs

To beat the high capital costs of converting to aseptic packaging food processors must first decide how to quickly capitalise on the technology's benefits.

Health benefits drive pomegranate juice sales in UK

Pomegranate juice is set to become one of Britain's most popular fruit juices after recent coverage of the fruit's health benefits prompt consumers to seek out the product.

UK to increase targets for recycling packaging waste

The UK's food processors will come under greater pressure to ship their products in environmentally-friendly materials after government announced a plan to increase minimum recycling targets for glass and plastics...

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Waiting for the super-nutrition revolution

Henry Ford's famous aphorism that if he had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses, provides food makers with a lesson they must learn.

EU countries lax on following packaging waste rules

Although the EU's member states were due to impose tougher laws on recycling packaging waste, only five countries have completed the task, the European Commission said yesterday.

New study unravels human taste perception

Ramifications for food formulation as fundamental research on chocolate smells finds olfaction is uniquely a "dual" sense, in that the brain perceives the same smell molecule differently if it arrives...

Pepsi and co launch soft drinks school ban

Consumer health trends and political pressure have pushed America's soft drinks industry to ban fizzy sodas from elementary schools, and radically reduce their presence in others, in favour of juice,...

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In food makers we trust?

In among the hollers about obesity and the concerns over nutrition, food companies now need to work hard to ensure they clinch public trust, as a matter of insurance. This...

Coffee-diabetes link may be age, weight related

A link between consumption of coffee and caffeine and a risk of type-2 diabetes has been bandied about for some time, but a new research suggests that the relationship may...

Aseptic filling storming soft drinks market

Cott Corporation, the world's biggest supplier of private label soft drinks, will join the growing club of aseptic producers after buying Britain's Macaw group - offering new opportunities for health...

Energy drinks grab bigger share of soft drinks sales

Energy drinks will account for £1 of every £5 spent by Britons on soft drinks this year, according to a new survey by Mintel that reveals the phenomenal growth of this sector.

Five-a-day message boosting UK food makers

More than 700 food brands in the UK are using the government's '5-a-day' logo on packaging or marketing material to promote the health benefits of their fruit or vegetable-based products.