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POM Wonderful urges court ruling on FTC claims dispute

Californian-based pomegranate juice leader POM Wonderful has filed a motion in a Washington DC District Court urging a ruling on its September action against Federal Trade Commission (FTC) claims policing...

Soluble dextrin fibre in beverages may improve satiety: Tate & Lyle study

Supplementing drinks with soluble fibre dextrin may affect short term energy intake, and could have implications for weight control, according to new research.

Probiotic drinks are still a category to watch

European launches of probiotic drinks may have declined in recent years but analysts remain confident that the category still has strong global potential.

EuraCran reacts to French note on cranberry PAC methods

EuraCran plans to seek a modification or cancellation of the French DGCCRF notification on the appropriate method for assessing PAC in cranberry products that bear a health claim, as it...

FTC claims special

The courting of POM Wonderful and the FTC – a love story

Global pomegranate juice leader POM Wonderful has spent a large part of 2010 locking horns with the Federal Trade Commission over health claims for its juices and dietary supplements.

EFSA health claim opinion

GSK ‘toothkind’ drinks win positive EFSA health claim opinion

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is celebrating a positive opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a health claim related to its ‘toothkind’ drinks that moves into comparative territory.

Orange juice flavanone may benefit heart health: Study

Hesperidin, a flavanone found in orange juice, may significantly reduce blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.

“Feeling the benefit” guides 2011 trends

Products that deliver physiological benefits quickly such as those benefitting gut health or boosting energy – will be the most important trend for 2011, according to a new report.

Asian consumers thirst after healthy soft drinks

New Datamonitor reports reveal that the health and wellness trend is dominating soft drink launches in both China and Japan.

Green tea may increase post-meal satiety: Study

Drinking green tea after a meal might boost satiety levels, but has very little effect on blood glucose levels or glycemic index, according to a new study.

Antioxidants may reduce inflammatory effects of Alzheimer’s: Study

Consuming an antioxidant-rich beverage may reduce levels of the amino acid homocysteine, and counter the detrimental inflammatory effects associated with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study.

Wild discusses positioning of adult soft drinks

At Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany, we caught up with Fabiana Matucci, senior VP for strategic business units at Wild, to discuss the opportunities adult soft drinks present to different...

Valio set to take probiotic juice global

Finnish dairy and ingredients supplier Valio is planning to expand the reach of its probiotic juice Gefilus as interest in the sector intensifies.

Sugar-sweetened drink’s diabetes link ‘clear and consistent’: Meta-analysis

Regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis of 11 published studies.

French authorities dismiss drink’s anti-hangover claims

The future of the ‘anti-hangover’ drink Outox looks uncertain after French authorities judged that there is no scientific basis for its marketing claims.

German company patents ‘nocturnal milk’

A German company has patented its process for ‘nocturnal milk’ which it claims contains 100 times more melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate sleep, than normal milk.

Pycnogenol passes formulation test for fruit juice

The French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol shows excellent stability against the harsh conditions of the stomach, and should be considered “a good source of phenolic compounds to be utilised...

Study makes the case for vegetable juice

A study published in Nutrition Journal has suggested that promotion of vegetable juice could be an effective way of increasing vegetable intake among healthy adults.

Sugary sports drinks often mistaken as healthy: Study

Many children and parents mistakenly associate sugary sports drinks with a healthy lifestyle, claim researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).

Nano-EGCG could take tea benefits into clear beverages

Modified whey protein may nano-encapsulate the green tea compound EGCG and slow its rate of degradation 3.2-fold, thereby offering nano-encapsulation potential for formulators, says a new study.

Blood benefits see British choose beetroot juice

Research highlighting antioxidant-laden beetroot’s ability to reduce blood pressure and boost stamina are helping sales of beetroot juices in the UK, according to retailer Waitrose.

Coffee may protect against DNA damage: Study

A daily cup of coffee may reduce the oxidative damage to DNA by 12 percent, according to a pan-European study.

Sports drinks boost endurance among young team players

New research suggests that isotonic sports drinks can enhance the performance of young adolescents competing in team games.

Danone backs probiotic juice with ProViva investment

Global probiotics leader Danone has paid an undisclosed sum to Swedish dairy Skånemejerier for a 51 per cent stake in its probiotic juice brand, ProViva.

Nestlé reveals challenges in fibre satiety drink R&D

A Nestlé research scientist has spoken of the challenges involved in formulating a consumer-friendly, fibre-rich, low-calorie yoghurt drink that promotes satiety.

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