All news articles for December 2021

Pic:Marie Laveau

Ceder’s founders launch new non-alcoholic rum

By Rachel Arthur

The founders of Ceder’s non-alcoholic gin have launched a new premium non-alcoholic rum, Marie Laveau: combining the popularity of rum with the rising moderation movement.

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No and low alcohol beer is here to stay

By Shira Horn, AMC Global

Making sure your messaging and products are in line with consumer attitudes are key to succeeding in the no and low alcohol beer category, writes Shira Horn of AMC Global in this guest article.

Tagatose can be used in a variety of applications including dairy beverages, ice cream, and yogurt. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Approvals for low-cost low-cal tagatose sweetener

By Jim Cornall

Virginia-based Bonumose, Inc. said it has achieved regulatory and food application milestones in the US and Canada for the low-glycemic, rare sugar tagatose, as the company progresses on time and on schedule for the opening of its first commercial production...

Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries or the outer layer of the coffee fruit, are a rich source of polyphenols, which may exert brain health benefits.   Image © Bartosz Hadyniak / Getty Images

Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.

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CEEV calls for science-based alcohol recommendations

By Rachel Arthur

The European wine industry body, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), is re-iterating the importance of ‘science- and evidence-based’ policies ahead of a vote on the European Parliament’s report in the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)....

Giraffe Foods is a Canadian-headquartered producer of customized sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates. Pic: Symrise

Symrise acquires Giraffe Foods

By Jim Cornall

Symrise AG has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Giraffe Foods Inc., a Canadian-headquartered producer of customized sauces, dips, dressings, syrups and beverage concentrates for B2B customers, in the home meal replacement, food service...

New appointments in the beverage industry: December 2021

People on the move: December 2021

By Rachel Arthur

We take a look at some of the people taking on new jobs in the beverage industry as we head towards a new year.

A.G. Barr sees Moma's oat milk as a 'premium quality product with huge potential'. Pic: A.G. Barr/Moma

A.G. Barr invests in oat-based business Moma

By Rachel Arthur

UK soft drink producer A.G. Barr has taken an initial 60% equity stake in porridge and plant-based milk business Moma Foods Limited; with an agreed path to full ownership over the next three years.

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Suntory reveals 100% plant-based bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Suntory Group has created a prototype PET bottle made from 100% plant-based materials: which will be initially used with Orangina in Europe and mineral water Suntory Tennensui in Japan.

The upgraded site aims to encourage more face-to-face customer interactions and meetings. Pic: Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals investing in Irish R&D facility

By Jim Cornall

Global ingredient and service solution company Glanbia Nutritionals is investing €1.4m ($1.6m) to upgrade its Research and Development facility in Kilkenny, Ireland, and is expecting to open its doors for operation in Q3 of 2022.

Symrise said the new facility will support future dairy and beverage developments as well as UK bakery manufacturers. Pic: Symrise

Symrise opens UK innovation lab

By Jim Cornall

German supplier of fragrances, flavors, food, nutrition and cosmetic ingredients, Symrise, has opened an innovation lab co-located at Colworth Science Park in the UK.

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