Nutrient quality in plant-based beverages should be considered on a par with sustainability credentials, researchers say as they assessed the quality as well as quantity of micronutrients in common plant-based drinks.
GNT has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the use of spirulina extract in beverages: offering a clean label way of delivering not only vibrant blue shades but also an associated palette of navy blues and violets.
Three years after its “no deal” television appearance on Shark Tank, Slate Milk has raised over $5m in seed money and continues to expand its shelf-stable ultra-filtered, high-protein, lactose-free chocolate milk footprint.
Brook + Whittle has launched a novel type of recyclable shrink sleeve that provides opacity, allowing manufacturers to switch to more widely-recyclable plastic packaging without fear of light oxidation.
Nestlé is dipping a toe into the increasingly crowded but still highly fragmented and nascent animal-free dairy category by teaming with startup Perfect Day to use synthetic biology to create a milk-like beverage from genetically engineered microflora...
China will implement stricter food safety and quality regulations for non-alcoholic beverages and dairy products, citing strict standards and requirements over areas such as sensory characteristics and ‘real’ product content.
Organic pasture-raised dairy co Neutral Foods – which is billing itself as a ‘carbon neutral’ brand through a combination of carbon reduction initiatives and offsets - has raised $12m in a series A round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
Plant-based beverage specialist Vitasoy is hoping to expand the reach and consumer awareness of its new barista milk series in South East Asia, specifically in Singapore, after having secured significant success in Australia.
Korea’s hy Co, previously known as Korea Yakult, is expanding its probiotic business categories to include probiotic food, drinks, supplements, on top of its existing focus in functional fermented milk products.
Premium fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier SVZ is working towards 100% sustainable sourcing: alongside a host of other initiatives. We find out more about the challenges - and opportunities - it sees in its efforts to be more sustainable.
Fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier SVZ sees an increasing number of brands turning to fruit and veg as a way of replacing less healthy ingredients (think sugar in beverages or flour in bakery goods) with a nutritious punch.
Barely a month after Coca-Cola announced plans to phase out HONEST Tea, co-founder Seth Goldman, who sold the organic tea brand to Coca-Cola in 2011, says he plans to launch in a few months a new line of bottled organic teas under the ‘Just Ice Tea’ brand.
Thai firm Sesamilk is planning a major portfolio expansion for its dairy alternative products, whilst also calling for the government to provide more taxation and financial support for SMEs to accelerate growth.
Minor Figures is gaining steam in the competitive oat milk category backed by a recent minority investment from Danone Manifesto Ventures and Hong Kong-based Green Monday Group as it executes on its specialized business model centered on the coffee community.
Strive Nutrition Corp has entered into a partnership with precision fermentation innovator Perfect Day that will see the group launch a line of milk alternatives enriched with animal-free whey protein in the US.
On a macro level, health and wellness is as important than ever. Yet there are many facets to this: do consumers want sugar or sweeteners or are they more concerned about functional benefits or clean label ingredients? Soft drink company Britvic puts...
Brazil is introducing new labelling requirements that include the addition of front-of-pack warnings alerting consumers to high levels of added sugars, saturated fats and sodium. Arla Foods Ingredients says its whey permeate Variolac can stop brands falling...
Global F&B giant PepsiCo is on the hunt for novel sustainability technology in the food and beverage sector to complement its business within the Middle Eastern region, with plans to look at other markets including Asia Pacific in the future as well.
Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.
High-pressure processing (HPP) of food is effective at destroying harmful microorganisms and poses no more food safety concerns than other treatments. However, HPP is not as effective on milk and some ready-to-eat foods (RTE), according to an EFSA opinion.
The UK Government is preparing to introduce a deposit return scheme, which it describes as a ‘key part’ of producer responsibility proposals that aim to boost the circular economy and recycling rates. According to packaging supplier Tetra Pak, this approach...
Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.