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Avantium to file food contact PEF claim by end of year

Avantium is to file a food contact application for the use of its biobased polymer in the next step of its partnership with Coca-Cola, Danone and ALPLA.  

What do Churchill, Beckham and Britvic’s Fruit Shoot have in common?

These British émigrés all go down rather well in the US, and Britvic’s CEO now claims that soft drink Fruit Shoot is growing the $200m kids’ single-serve category where native...

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Artificial sweeteners are safe and effective tools for weight management, says obesity specialist

While consumer concerns over artificial sweeteners have been blamed - in part - for the funk the diet soda market currently finds itself in (click here ), the fact remains that...

Carbonates and RTD tea driving stevia’s EU development – PureCircle

Europe is the epicentre of stevia-based beverage launches, and the sector is driving development of the all-natural sweetener, according to major supplier PureCircle.

Tetra Pak to build Egypt recycling plant

Tetra Pak has partnered with Akef Pack-tec, an Egyptian shopping bag manufacturer to open a recycling plant in Egypt, in Q4 2014.

Big Interview: Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Califia Farms and founder of Odwalla

Decline in soft drinks not catastrophic for beverage industry: Odwalla founder

“The slowdown of soft drinks is not going to be catastrophic for the beverage industry,” said Greg Steltenphol, CEO of beverage manufacturer Califia Farms and founder of Odwalla, discussing the...

BPA sales to approach $19bn by 2019

Despite frequent calls from government leaders, researchers and advocacy groups to ban bisphenol A, demand for the chemical (frequently found in food packaging) continues to rise.

Microorganism detection focus for FTIR spectroscopy

Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to identify microorganisms can find contamination on production lines, according to Nofima.

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Fruitapeel hires Linx for bottled fruit juice coding

Drinks manufacturer, Fruitapeel, has partnered with Linx Printing Technologies for a coder that can be used on its juice bottles and smoothies.

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Boulder Brands spends $8.8m on Suja juice: ‘One of the hottest Whole Foods brands’

Boulder Brands believes the future is bright for high pressure processing (HPP) treated fruit juice after snapping up an $8.8m stake in Californian juice brand Suja.


Ice Cold in Alex or 45 seconds? UK device pulls off beer cooling coup

Enviro-Cool has developed a device that chills drinks cans and bottles from room temperature to 4C in 45 seconds, using 80%+ less energy than standard front drinks chillers in grocery stores.

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Sidel opens Combi PET bottling line in East Africa

Sidel has installed a Combi PET bottling line at Harris International, which produces mineral water, still and carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in Uganda.  

In Zone rebrands with eye on leading healthy kids’ juice category

The best way to stand out in the highly fragmented, albeit growing, kids’ beverage market is to establish clear branding and messaging, a mantra that led Atlanta-based healthy children’s beverage...

Blackberry juice stops pathogen growth

Diluted blackberry juice can be used as a natural antimicrobial to prevent the growth of foodborne pathogens.

‘Gene genie’: Coke CTO predicts personalized beverages using genomics

Coca-Cola Company chief technology officer, Guy Wollaert, believes that beverages tailored to our individual genetic makeup will be available in the near future.

Innovation at FIE: New product sneak preview

The FIE show is set to open its doors in just a couple of weeks, bringing together more than 1,300 suppliers - so what are the hottest new products to...

Lycopene-rich berry goes where tomato can't: Smoothies, sweet food applications

Despite a growing pile of research linking lycopene to benefits ranging from heart, cardiovascular, prostate and bone health to prevention of certain cancers, the market share for this carotenoid remains...

DSM shakes up still drinks in Mexico with sorbate, benzoate replacer

DSM Food Specialties has launched an all-natural preservation system for still beverages in Mexico and has high global hopes for an ingredient that significantly improves both shelf life and taste.

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Green PE growing in food packaging - Braskem

Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.

Placing beverage bets: Killer concepts for 2014

Adomas Pranevicius from MyDrink Beverages touts digestive health, weight management and heart health as three top trends in drinks for 2014. But what else is flashing on his radar?


Pressure situation! Hain Celestial faces $5m+ juice court claim over HPP

Hain Celestial Group is facing a US lawsuit seeking millions in damages for alleged false claims its BluePrint fruit and vegetable juices are ‘unpasteurized’ and ‘100% raw’, due to use...

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Borealis boosts extrusion coating industry with LDPE homopolymer

Borealis has launched a low density polyethylene (LDPE) homopolymer produced with high pressure tubular technology.


From Pina Colada to Apple Vinegar: Top trends in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia

Innova Market Insights delved into its database for Anuga Taste the Future 2013 to provide an update on the flavor trends that are driving beverage innovation in Australasia and developing...


World Cup fever: time to expand into Brazil?

Latino spirit is taking hold and the Brazilian packaging industry is expected to improve thanks to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.