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Dairy leading processing innovation at IPA 2010

Dairy leading processing innovation at IPA 2010

By Jane Byrne

Investments in European food processing machinery R&D are up on 2008 levels, with considerable innovation noted among exhibiting companies, reports the organisers of a trade event in Paris next month.

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Consumers are no longer satisfied with drinks that cause energy to spike and rapidly drop - but manufacturers are looking at new ways to provide consumers with an energy boost, says Beneo's Claudia Meissner.

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

By Guy Montague-Jones

Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's...

New Brewers of Europe head speaks out on industry threats

New Brewers of Europe head speaks out on industry threats

By Guy Montague-Jones

Governments throughout Europe are threatening tighter alcohol regulations and beer consumption is on the decline. In this challenging environment, the new secretary general of The Brewers of Europe, Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, speaks out on his priorities...

Sustainability shines at Beverage Innovation Awards

Dispatches from Drinktec

Sustainability shines at Beverage Innovation Awards

By Guy Montague-Jones

FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with the hosts of the 2009 Beverage Innovation Awards at Drinktec this week to pick out the highlights and uncover the trends behind the winning entries.

Wild identifies recession beating natural ingredients

Wild identifies recession beating natural ingredients

By Guy Montague-Jones

Beverage sales have flattened out over the past year but healthy growth remains in the market for natural ingredients. Wild identifies the ingredients in the natural sphere it believes have the most potential to resist any recessionary fallout.

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

Dispatches from EUSTAS stevia symposium

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

By Jess Halliday in Leuven

As the stevia industry is poised for wide take-up, harmonisation and recognition of the need for standards is crucial to securing a good reputation from the outset, according to ChromaDex CEO.

Technical challenges to reducing sugar

Technical challenges to reducing sugar

Tate & Lyle’s manager of sweetener technology development gives insight into the role of sugar beyond providing sweetness, and how to pick alternative sweeteners that build back the properties.

Nanotechnology under the microscope

Nanotechnology under the microscope

By Stephen Daniells

Nanotechnology is opening up opportunities in food formulation, food packaging, and food safety. Stephen Daniells talked to Kathy Groves, principal microscopist from Leatherhead, on how the industry is facing up to the challenges and potential.

D-Ribose GRAS opens doors to energy foods, drinks

D-Ribose GRAS opens doors to energy foods, drinks

Minneapolis-based Bioenergy tells Lorraine Heller about the application areas opened up for its D-Ribose energy ingredient, following its determination as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in foods and beverages.

Developing solutions to fight food fraud

Developing solutions to fight food fraud

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Adulteration of food proteins - as seen in the recent melamine scandal - is becoming a greater threat to industry as the food supply has become more globalized and economic crisis drives manufacturers to seek cheaper ingredients, says Jim Griffiths of...

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