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UK cider given all-clear

A UK survey has been carried out on the occurrence of patulin in cider. Patulin, which is a kind of mycotoxin, is produced by moulds...

New designs on wine

Just a few weeks after the launch of Franklin Estates' Australian wine in cans in the UK, another Antipodean winery is taking a similar stance and introducing its wine in...

Showa shows the way

In Japan, Showa Aluminium Can Corporation (SAC), a subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), is to make an innovative move to start production of aluminium...

Tagatose on target

Putting the pressure on its licensee MD Foods to bring tagatose to the marketplace may well have worked for the low cal sweetener patent holder...

Like a bull in a beverage market

Syntegra, the billion dollar consulting and system integration subsidiary of BT group, claims to have significantly contributed to a lift in sales performance for the...

The black stuff

Chr Hansen has developed a new form of natural colour that the company claims will allow manufacturers of soft drinks to create the perfect black....

Coffee to the rescue

So can coffee be good for you? Recently published research indicates that the beverage can protect against liver cirrhosis, a life threatening illness associated with...

Holsten's PET project

Krones has supplied Germany's first dedicated PET line for beer and beer-based mixed drinks - the 36,000-bph line at Holsten-Brauerei starts operations this month 2003....

Savouring the flavour

In an effort to preserve the valuable aromas of fruit teas, Walki Wisa's Steinfurt, Germany, operations have developed a new barrier material for tea packaging...

Cherry Coke hits Aussie market

Coca-Cola is planning to further expand its range of flavours by launching Cherry Coke into the Australian market. The move follows the somewhat mixed success...

Green tea could halt bladder cancer

The active ingredient in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been found to block the growth of bladder tumours in rats. EGCG is increasingly regarded as...

A soy solution

US-based firm Protient is is launching a new soy-based product designed for the beverage industry. The product, SPI 6500. is an agglomerated non-GMO water-filtered soy...

Is MetaCork a better cork?

Gardner Technologies, a US-based wine technology company dedicated to improving wine closure quality, has launched MetaCork, a twist-to-uncork wine opener. The cork is now available...

Abbott kicks the can

Abbott Laboratories is relaunching its Ensure nutritional drink in a reclosable plastic bottle, getting rid of the traditional can packaging. The new format is in...

Caffeine boosts athletes' stamina

Drinking a cup of coffee before exercise could help increase the amount of weight loss during the activity, say researchers in Australia. A team at...

The power of green tea

Green tea's ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists suspected, say researchers who have discovered that chemicals in green tea...

Nicotine fruit juice

Nicotine-containing fruit drinks could soon be available as an alternative for people trying to stop smoking, says a Los Angeles-based firm which has received exclusive...

Baltika eyes Iranian beer market

Iran might not seem a natural choice of as a market to sell beer, but one Russian company thinks differently. Russian brewer Baltika is considering...

The nose knows

When it comes to brewing formulation, you can't beat a good nose, claims drinks design company FlavorActiV. The formulation company designed a set of beer...

Speciality drinks on display

The Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2003, which claims to be the UK's definitive speciality food and drink event, has seen a huge swell in...

ChampionLyte energises Middle East beverage sector

A US beverage maker is to distribute its sugar-free sports drink to Middle Eastern markets, in its first international marketing deal. US-based Provident International, which...

Worrying signs for Vanilla Coke

Vanilla Coke was launched just over a year ago amid much hype and fanfare. Initial sales of the beverage were impressive, and led to Coke...

Qibla taps Canada's conscience

Qibla Cola Company, the UK-based soft drinks producer which claims to offer consumers an alternative to 'colonial' US brands, is to start offering its products...

Achieving perfect vanilla flavour

The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo have soared from double to treble figures in recent...

Coffee consumption may counter liver cirrhosis

Drinking three cups of coffee daily may reduce the risk of mortality from liver cirrhosis, suggest researchers in Norway. The team from the Norwegian Institute...

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