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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.

Soya milk turns to chocolate

Moves to increase market share drove Belgian soy product developer Alpro to develop a chocolate flavour fresh soya milk for the British consumer. Launched under...

Cheers!

The Oxoid Awards for Beer Quality and Brewery Hygiene have recognised a number of innovative moves in the field, with the first prize given to...

Achieving closure

Alcoa Closure Systems International (CSI), one of the world's largest closure systems suppliers to the beverage industry, has introduced two new closures designed to improve...

Owens-Illinois to develop new PET technology

Owens-Illinois Plastics Group has launched a joint project with Husky Injection Molding Systems in Ontario, Canada, to develop higher cavitation multi-layer PET injection systems. The...

More bad news for fizzy drinks

Fizzy and sugary drinks are helping to push up the figures of obese children, suggests a small study in the US, and also result in...

A storm in a tea cup?

A storm is brewing over the UK's national beverage as scientists clash over the perfect cuppa. Is it physics, or chemistry? Elaborate findings on how...

Consumer alert over caffeine

The UK's Food Standards Agency is seeking views on new labelling rules that will alert consumers to high levels of caffeine in some drinks. Drinks...

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...

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