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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...

Corking idea from Sabaté

French closures company Sabaté has developed a new wine cork that has been treated with a TCA-extraction process. The technology is designed to solve the problem of corkage, while avoiding...

'Next generation' RTD from Vin & Sprit

Sweden's Vin & Sprit (V&S) is to launch the first ready-to-drink variant of its popular Absolut vodka brand in the Canadian market. The launch comes at a time when global...

Starbucks ventures into US liqueur market

Starbucks, the leading coffee retailer and coffee shop operator, is to team up with wine and spirits group Jim Beam Brands to develop and market a Starbucks branded coffee liqueur...

Amersham brewing up change

Amersham, an international bioscience company with a background in the pharmaceutical industry, is hoping to find new markets for a number of its products in the food and beverage industry....

Label technology from Alcoa

A prototype label for PET bottles has been developed by packaging giant Alcoa. The label features cutting edge technology that could open up a number of new packaging design possibilities.

Arla Food ingredient hits WalMart shelves

Building up a market position through direct contact with the consumer and cashing in on the growing low carbohydrate fad, ingredients firm Arla Food Ingredients will see its low-cal, low-carb...

Red Devil on course for global expansion

Ultra Premium Brands (UPB), the developer of leading energy drinks brand Red Devil, has been bought out by its management, who are hoping to develop it as the number two...

BioGaia develops 'healthy' bottle top

Swedish probiotics firm BioGaia has developed a screw cap for use on PET bottles, which releases ingredients such as its probiotic bacteria or vitamins into the beverage,writes Dominique Patton.

Coca-Cola develops slimming drink with cosmetics firm

Coca-Cola Japan is to launch a drink flavoured with fragrances thought to activate the fat-burning process in a new joint venture with cosmetics firm Shiseido.

Coke admits defeat in Dasani rollout

Convincing US consumers to buy bottled, purified tap water at a premium price may be relatively easy for a company as adept at marketing as Coca-Cola, but doing the same...

Champagne meets beer

Asian Pacific Breweries (APB), Heineken's Asian based partner company, is set to launch a new beverage which combines the qualities of beer and champagne. Touché is brewed with champagne yeast...

Low-carb Bud a possibility

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch is looking into a low carb version of its world famous Bud beer. Following the success of its low-carb beer Michelob, the transformation of its best selling...

Rieke vending

Dispensing systems manufacturer, Rieke Dispensing, has developed a new venting system for vending machines that dispenses that reduces the risk of ill hygiene.

Alcopops sales fall for Diageo

After three years of successful growth, Diageo's alcopops sales have decreased the company's financial results have revealed. This week the company has released a new version of its Smirnoff ice...

Scotch-ing the counterfeiters

A major step in the global fight against counterfeiting has been announced by Diageo Scotland with the launch of the Scotch whisky industry's first ever miniaturised spectroscopic portable testing kit...

CCE, SAP join forces to improve supply chain

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), the world's biggest Coca-Cola bottlers, is to team up with German software provider SAP to develop technology designed to improve direct store deliveries, full-service vending and equipment...

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