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What’s hitting the shelves? New product launches: June

From New Zealand spring water to Canadian sparkling RTD tea, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe. 

EU expresses ‘high concern’ for hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in consumer products such as food packaging, may soon be restricted in the EU after authorities expressed “high concern” over its effect on human health....

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Bayn to extend sweetener reach in Norway with distribution deal

Swedish supplier Bayn has inked a distribution deal with Norwegian flavour firm Storms for its range of sugar-reducing ingredients.

Sweden’s Real Stevia to bring sweetener back to its roots with Paraguayan plant

Swedish supplier The Real Stevia Company will open a processing plant in the sweetener's native Paraguay, adding to its portfolio an 'origin' stevia that is sustainably sourced and Paraguayan from farm...

Steviana Bioscience aims to make a splash at IFT with next generation stevia sweeteners

A new player in the stevia market - Steviana Bioscience - is looking to carve a niche in the market for next generation stevia sweeteners, which utilize some of the...

Consumer demand for natural & low calorie drinks continues to open opportunities for stevia

Today’s health conscious consumers put great emphasis on natural and low calorie: opening up more and more opportunities for stevia, particularly in beverages. But giving consumers confidence will be key...

Seattle City Council passes soda tax

Seattle City Council has voted to levy a tax on soda and sugar sweetened beverages, joining other US cities such as Philadelphia and Berkeley.

Thailand expects cap on sugar content by 2018

Thailand is expected to introduce a sugar cap by next year, according to the national food regulator. 

Lucozade bottles use contactless tech to give free tube journeys

Lucozade has created bottles that offer commuters a free journey on the London Underground, thanks to a chip in the base that works like a contactless payment card at barriers. ...

Seattle soda tax moves to final vote after dropping diet soda from proposed plan

The proposed Seattle, Washington, soda tax has moved forward to a final vote after city council members approved the ordinance 6-2 but agreed to exclude a tax on diet soda...

Saudi sets date for 50-100% beverage sin tax next month

Saudi Arabia will begin to tax energy drinks and carbonated sodas from June 10, making it the first country in the Gulf to fix an implementation date. 

New launches: May 2017

What’s hitting the shelves? New product launches: May

From chia energy drinks to limited edition IPAs, we take a look at some of the new products launching around the globe.

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GST will ‘make food cheaper’, but drinks firms brace for price rises

Most food items will be cheaper with the introduction of GST on July 1, according to Harsimrat Kaur Badal, though drinks manufacturers are looking at increases of up to 10%...

Sales of sugar-containing sports drinks facing a ban in some of Australia's leisure centres

Stopping sales of 'unhealthy soft drinks' in Australian sports centres leads to increases in purchases of healthier beverages and the same level of total dollar transactions, claims new research, with...

Winners and losers in non-alcoholic drinks: Mintel

With consumers concerned about the sugar content of their drinks, bottled water is a clear winner in today’s UK non-alcoholic beverage market. But what other drinks are doing well -...

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

Brits are completely baffled by the country’s planned new levy on sugar-sweetened drinks, with many believing it covers food as well.

EFSA: Sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer

Scientific evaluations of sucralose, conducted by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), find no link between the sweetener and cancer.

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events in young people with a genetic heart disease, Australian researchers claim.

Functional beverages using nootropics will rise, predicts new energy drink LGND

With consumers looking for alternatives to high doses of caffeine and sugar, nootropics could become the ‘new norm’ for energy drinks, believes new brand LGND.

Santa Fe rejects soda tax

Santa Fe voters yesterday rejected a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in the city.

Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Knauer has launched an osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples.

Proprietary energy blends may cause heightened effects

Energy drinks trigger ‘life threatening’ heart activity, study suggests

The consumption of caffeinated energy drinks results in significant changes to heart function and blood pressure when compared to other drinks containing the same caffeine content.

New beverage launches April 2017

What's hitting the shelves? New product launches: April 2017

From Gatorade's electrolyte water to alcoholic tea, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe. 

Berkeley soda tax: Volume of SSBs sold decreased by 9.6% in first year, says study

The volume of sugar sweetened beverages sold in Berkeley declined by 9.6% in the year following implementation of a soda tax, showing the tax is ‘working as intended’, according to...

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PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500)...

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