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Do diet sodas spur weight gain or help lessen America's obesity epidemic? Does moderate wine consumption help the kidneys? Do thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke? Stay up to date with all the latest beverage research in this section of BeverageDaily.com.

Freshly grown decaf

As the debate hots up over genetically modified foodstuffs, a report published in the latest issue of Nature suggests that, thanks to the tinkering of...

The drink of champions?

A new drink developed by Dutch life sciences company DSM helps athletes achieve better performance levels than a normal, sugar-based sports drink, claims the company....

A clear solution

Rexam Glass has teamed up with Ty Nant Spring Water to produce the packaging for the Welsh company's new clear glass bottle. The new brand...

Breatheable packaging

Graham Packaging has begun supplying single-serve PET Monosorb barrier bottles for fruit juices and other oxygen-sensitive drinks. The company says that its latest advancement for...

Metro cans small packaging

Metro has become the latest German retail group to stop selling beer in non-recyclable containers after the government there introduced a new recycling law in...

Carrot-powered drinks

US consumers can soon expect to see juices fortified with the natural ingredient lutein on the supermarket shelves following an agreement between ingredients company Kemin...

Global coffee flavours

Danish ingredients giant Danisco has launched two new flavour concepts for the Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) annual conference in April this year. The...

Time for tea

A recommendation to drink tea would be consistent with dietary guidelines on foods to reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a researcher speaking...

Tennent's shapes up

One of Scotland's leading lager brands, Tennent's Lager , has undergone a radical makeover with a new bottle manufactured by Rockware Glass and new graphics for...

Sweetener gains approval

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced this week that new regulations giving a two-year temporary national authorisation to market a new sweetener - 'salt...

Energy drink increases range

ChampionLyte says it will up production of its sugar-free energy drink due to growing demand. There are also plans for four new flavours of the...

Fruit drink ingredient approved

The wheels of European bureaucracy continue to turn with the European Commission this week granting approval of a novel food ingredient.

P&G has new PET

Procter & Gamble has expanded its range of Punica juice drinks in Germany with the introduction of a large size PET bottle, which is said to have gained a valuable...

Milk-free choc drink launched

Belgian soya milk manufacturer Alpro has introduced a chocolate flavour of its alternative milk drink in the UK market. The chocolate variety is said to...

An alternative to gum arabic

French starch ingredients company Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe, a business unit of US agri-giant Cargill, has added a new spray-dried n-OSA starch to...

Achieving the perfect sweetness

New sensory research commissioned by speciality ingredients manufacturer Nutrinova has shown that the sweetening system used in hot tea and coffee can influence the overall...

French favour plastic

Although poor summer weather last year held back growth in French packaged beverage sales to only 2 per cent, the share accounted for by plastic...

Blowing better bottles

Italian equipment provider SIPA has launched a new high speed rotary blow moulder, which is said to offer plastic container manufacturers increased production flexibility. The...

Health drinks as popular as ever

'Healthiness-to-go' appears to be the order of the day on Europe's supermarket shelves as Mintel's Global New Product Database reveals a number of new functional...

Fibre-powered drinks

Soluble fibre, the rising star of the ingredients world, has traditionally been found and consumed in solid foods such as cereals, vegetables and fruits. A new generation of soluble fibres...

Putting the fizz in milk

Ensuring that children follow a healthy diet has been a pressing concern in recent years. Parents are now much more aware of what their kids...

New packaging for yoghurt drinks

Huhtamaki Turkey has developed a sleeve cup that features a special shrink sleeve. The sleeve, which is ideal for yoghurt drinks and other packaged dairy...

'Goodlooking' health drink launched

The first so-called skincare beverage is to launch in New York this summer, aimed at those trying to look good in warm weather. SkinCola contains...

Drinks giant looks to tagatose

Good news for biotech firm Spherix today. The tagatose developer says that global drinks manufacturer PepsiCo is exploring the use of the sweetener in several...

Ball wraps up

Ball Packaging Europe has won one gold and one bronze award for two product innovations in this year's Can of the Year Award packaging competition,...