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‘We’ve learnt our lesson’, says Alkalized water firm after ASA sanction

Alkalized water firm Balance Water says it has “learnt its lesson” after the UK Advertising Standards Authority ruled yesterday that its advertised health claims were unsubstantiated.

If at first you don't succeed... Could it be 3rd time lucky for PepsiCo in mid-cal beverage market?

Early feedback from trials of Pepsi Next - PepsiCo’s third attempt to create a successful mid-calorie cola - has been “very favorable”, bosses have revealed.

Red wine in moderation may lead to weight loss: study

Light consumption of red wine in particular may protect against weight gain, according to a recently published review study from Spanish academics at the University of Navarra.

Interview: Mark Gottsacker, president, Global Bottling Partners

Smoothly does it. The secret to success in protein beverages

Protein beverages can have mass market appeal if firms get the formulation right, keep calories down and refocus marketing efforts on the people that are actually drinking their products, rather...

UK watchdog censors alkaline diet cancer claims

Claims that an ‘alkaline diet’ based around consumption of vegetable and grain powdered beverages could benefit cancer sufferers and diabetics have been rapped by the UK advertising watchdog.

Drink-size guidelines in schools present market opportunity for mini-can, says Ball

Ball Corp said its 8oz ‘Trim’ can will help brand owners tap into a potential growth market likely to emerge in the wake of a new anti-obesity drive for children...

Coca-Cola VitaminWater mediation to be rescheduled

Mediation between Coca-Cola and The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) over legal challenges to Coca-Cola’s VitaminWater range has been delayed following the launch of a new 'copycat’...

Natural colours drive Chr Hansen Q3 results; probiotic uncertainty continues

The newly renamed Natural Colors Division was the star performer in Danish ingredients supplier Chr Hansen’s Q3 results, showing 34% organic sales growth for the quarter, compared to 5% for...

Valio: EFSA ignored peer-reviewed data in probiotic claim rejection

Frustrated Finnish dairy and ingredients firm Valio says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejection of its probiotic claim contradicted or ignored peer reviewed data in its dossier that included...

Lingonberry juice may help ‘normalise’ blood vessel function: Study

Long-term intake of phenol-rich lingonberry, but not cranberry or blackcurrant juice, improves and normalises the functioning of blood vessels in rats with hypertension, according to new research.

Cranberry players debate meaning of fresh French advice

The cranberry industry, divided over differing methods of measuring the active proanthocyanidins (PACs) content of the berries, are offering differing interpretations of new advice from the French food agency (ANSES).

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

The long-standing dispute within the cranberry industry about the most appropriate way to measure the urinary tract infection (UTI)-battling berry’s active constituents was resolved in France recently when a government...

UK company to fight ASA antioxidant water ad ban

The UK company behind a high pH, electrolysed water product says it fully expected the advertising watchdog to rule against its cancer, ageing and other claims, and will appeal.

Probiotic academic: ‘Just add water to probiotic health claims’

A leading probiotics researcher says the ongoing uncertainty about endpoints and biomarkers in European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim evaluations, means the best chance for probiotic products to make...

Bottled water industry wins two of three EFSA health claim dossiers

The European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) is celebrating two positive opinions from three claims that the trade association sent to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Acai juice shows joint health potential: Monavie study

A daily glass of acai juice was associated with a reduction in joint pain measures, and this was correlated with improved blood antioxidant levels, says a new study using MonaVie...

Provexis hopes new functional ingredients will rocket

Provexis is drawing closer to the commercialisation of many of its functional food ingredients, chief executive Stephen Moon told Food Manufacture.


EFSA rejects health claims for fruit juice, water

The European Food Safety Authority health claims panel has turned in two negative opinions for separate claims that sought to link calcium-fortified fruit juice and tooth demineralisation; and water consumption...

Lipid Nutrition withdraws Oz/NZ CLA Novel Foods application

Dutch-based Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) player, Lipid Nutrition, has withdrawn its CLA Novel Foods application in Australia and New Zealand due to the two countries’ policy to reduce all trans...

CLA gains EU hearing as Novel Foods status beckons

Nine months after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) handed in a positive safety assessment for conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), the weight management ingredient will be assessed by the European...

Ocean Spray adopts dairy model for cranberry auctions

Ocean Spray will change its auction policies to add certainty to opening prices the cranberry leader said after closing its latest cranberry concentrate auction that saw prices rise 17 percent...

Denmark commits €2.47m to longest ever resveratrol research

A Danish government agency has committed €2.47m to a resveratrol study that will investigate multiple metabolic syndrome endpoints for the antioxidant including obesity, type-2 diabetes and osteoporosis.

UK watchdog raps Coke Vitaminwater ads

UK advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has ruled against Coca-Cola Vitaminwater adverts for the second time in 18 months.

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.

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