The CEO of Californian biotech company Virun has revealed to BeverageDaily.com that his firm has sealed two novel equity deals that involve it taking significant equity stakes in beverage brands, in exchange for access to its patented ingredient delivery...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on its safety assessment of aspartame and has found no safety concern at current intake levels, following studies that linked the sweetener to increased risk of cancer and pre-term...
A new player in the stevia supply market promising purity levels “unmatched in the market place” says it will be in a position to start supplying commercial quantities of extracts by Q1, 2013 from a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thailand.
Virun CEO Philip Bromley tells Ben Bouckley about the firm’s evolution from drug delivery technology into the beverage sphere, and explains that DHA and EPA Omega-3 oils dominate functional demands from clients.
Coca-Cola has reformulated Glacéau vitaminwater for the British market by revamping packaging and reformulating its eight-strong range with a stevia-based sweetener that cuts sugar levels by 30% and cuts the calorie count by 30 per bottle.
Cargill is exploring opportunities in the energy sector after an ‘exciting’ study suggested that its novel carbohydrate Xtend sucromalt reduced and delayed mental fatigue in adults when formulated within a beverage.
Chr. Hansen says it has high hopes in Asia and elsewhere for its new natural coloring ingredient for beverages, Ultra Stable Red, and claims investing in natural colors strips out costs elsewhere in the supply chain.