'Rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater we just need to look at it and find a way of making sure the vulnerable consumer is protected,' says GSK. ©iStock/EldadCarin

Dispatches from the #SNC16 congress in Frankfurt

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is lobbying for two different solutions to the EU caffeine claim hold up, one of which could see use of the claims limited to sports supplements only.  

The Unilever team at JFN.

Unilever extols the virtues of flavonoids in tea

By Jenny Eagle

Unilever spoke about flavonoids (dietary compounds) found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruits and vegetables at Journées Francophones de Nutrition (JFN) tradeshow in Montpellier, France, last week (November 30-December 2).


Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

By Will Chu

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

Seeds and skin: boosting natural credientials for smoothies and other foods & beverages. Pic:iStock

‘My grandmother always told me: ‘Don’t peel your apple, the best part is in the skin’

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

By Rachel Arthur

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage producers are turning more and more to ingredients complete with skin, seeds and fruit flesh. 

Juha Maijala, project director, intelligent packaging, Stora Enso, at the AIPIA Congress 2016.

AIPIA Congress 2016

Stora Enso expands RFID technology across wine, food and dairy markets

By Jenny Eagle

Stora Enso is continuing to expand its intelligent packaging (IP) technology across the wine, food and dairy market sectors, working with brand owners and customers to help them to understand what are the capabilities of IP and how to make money using...