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Green tea in smoking-related bladder cancer trials

Green tea extract is being tested by UCLA cancer researchers to see if combined with a molecularly targeted therapy, it will prevent the recurrence of bladder cancer in former smokers.

Blue colours for calcium boost

As food developers and marketers are aware, bright colours hold a strong appeal with children. Jumping on the back of this phenomenon Danisco in the US has launched a new...

Danone launches new, magnesium-rich milk drink

French firm Danone, one of the world's top ten food and drink companies, has launched a novel dairy concept on the Belgian market this month.

Alcohol for bone health

Moderate alcohol consumption could help protect women against osteoporosis, say researchers from a British hospital.

KHS installs high-performance bottling line

KHS has completed a new glass bottling line for Interbrew UK at its Magor plant in Wales. The company claims that the new production facility has one of the highest...

AquaDrops 'do not hydrate'

Mars has been told to remove the main claims from its advertising for the new AquaDrops range after they were rejected today by the Advertising Standards Authority as misleading.

Baby milk poisoning

Health authorities in southern China's Guizhou Province say they have recalled a suspected batch of poisoned milk powder formula after receiving a series of complaints that babies had been poisoned.

Zebra unveils RFID encoder

Zebra Technologies has launched the R110Xi RFID printer/encoder, which it claims is the first printer available with fully integrated support for Class 0 (read only) and Matrics Class 0+ (read/write)...

Steel coffee packaging from JJ Darboven

German group JJ Darboven has designed a new steel coffee can for its Warca brand. The product is the result of a joint partnership between JJ Darboven, French canmaker Corepe...

Tetra Pak becomes a work of art

Two Tetra Pak beverage cartons, Tetra classic and Tetra Brik, have been included in an exhibition of everyday "inspired designs that help make life easier, safer and more fulfilling" at...

DSM offers sports drink to footballers

An energy drink developed by chemicals firm DSM is set to gain further exposure prior to a commercial launch with use by the Dutch national football team during Euro 2004.

7UP gets vitamin boost

Dr Pepper/Seven Up (DPSU), the Texas-based drinks division of Cadbury Schweppes, today announced plans to introduce 7 Up Plus, said to be the first carbonated beverage to be fortified with...

Health and heatwave lift cooler consumption

Water coolers are becoming an increasingly important part of office life in the UK, fuelled by growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of good hydration and - last year...

Scottish firm creates omega-3 fruit juice for children's market

A Scottish biotech firm has developed a novel fruit juice fortified with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA.

Researchers discover why wine antioxidant kills cancer

Scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for the anti-cancer activity of resveratrol, the compound found in red wine and thought to be responsible for the drink's widely reported health benefits,...

White tea beats green in bug-busting

Numerous studies of the properties of green tea have shown that the beverage can stimulate the human immune system to fight against a variety of diseases, but new research presented...

Herbals, plant extracts getting cleaner

Plant extract suppliers are developing new technologies to sterilise herbs to help customers avoid increasing scrutiny of solvent use and meet higher demands for product quality.

Coca-Cola goes low-carb

Coca-Cola is launching a modified version of the world's best-selling drink to target the millions of Americans following a low-carb diet.

Green tea could prevent cancer of the oesophagus

Green tea may help to lower the prevalence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, one of the fastest growing cancers in western countries, said researchers speaking at a meeting on digestive disease in...

Coca leaf, next energy-boosting ingredient?

Coca producers in Peru are creating a new application for the plant in energy drinks and health foods, steering their industry away from the drugs trade, according to a report.

New prebiotic fibre for European food makers

Swiss marketing group DKSH introduced a new fibre to the European market last week, which could steal sales of the increasingly popular ingredient inulin.

New ingredients for bakery and juices

A number of new ingredients targeting the bakery and beverage markets in particular have been launched this month, helping bakers improve volumes, reduce costs and lift product safety or improving...

Convenience, kettles and cappuccino to drive coffee consumption

The British are the biggest consumers of instant coffee in Europe, driven by the desire for speed and convenience. But new research from Mintel shows that many of the new...

Largest wine producer in the US adopts screw tops

Corbett Canyon, the largest US wine brand, is converting all its 750ml bottles to Stelvin screw top closures in order to protect them from cork taint. But with many consumers...

What future for the cork?

Sabaté has this week unveiled the successful results of a trial of a new natural closure which it claims should remove the risk of wine taint caused by compounds in...

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