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Budvar fails in Bud marketing ban bid

Budejovicky Budvar, the Czech brewer, has taken a different tack in its attempt to stop arch rival Anheuser-Busch from using the contested brand name Budweiser. But the bid to stop...

Crown Holdings produces 25 billionth SuperEnd

Crown Holdings' shipment of the 25 billionth SuperEnd beverage end in North America underlines the current key concerns of beverage packagers and manufacturers - cost effectiveness, waste reduction and processing efficiency.

Tetra Pak goes large with new aseptic packaging

Tetra Pak has released Tetra Brik Aseptic 1890 ml Slim and Tetra Brik Aseptic 2000 ml Slim packages, the largest packages to be launched in the Tetra Brik Aseptic range.

Ocean Spray installs 3M packaging system

US canned and bottled juice manufacturer Ocean Spray has installed integrated packaging software to streamline its packaging system across all operations.

Milk formulation for Tate and Lyle's sweetener

A US firm is to use the zero calorie sweetener sucralose for a new chocolate drink - further evidence that opportunities continue to grow for the sweetener produced by UK...

Non-dairy drinks easy pushover for soy?

A new vegetable-based drink, based on a traditional Spanish recipe, is being introduced to the fast-growing dairy alternatives sector in the UK but it may have a tough time competing...

Milk, dietary calcium may protect against bowel cancer

Higher consumption of milk and calcium is associated with a lower risk of bowel cancer, according to a major study based on 10 different trials.

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.

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