Medical journal editors urge energy drink rethink
An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has called for more regulation and initiative from industry to protect children from the potential health threat posed by energy drinks.
Monster energy drink launches in Germany
America’s Monster beverage brand is entering the Germany market, distributed by Eppenheim-based Trend Beverages.
Increased production capacity, significant energy savings, versatility and a compact machine footprint are benefits claimed by Nissei ASB for its new one-step stretch blow molding system for PET containers.
EC: Energy drinks don’t need warning labels
The European Commission has rejected a German motion to enforce energy drinks to carry warning labels.
NZ kids warned off energy drinks
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is advising parents that energy drinks and energy shots are not suitable for consumption by children and young teenagers due to caffeine levels.
Carbery targets sports drinks with clean whey
Irish dairy ingredients specialist Carbery is marketing a “clean tasting” hydrolysed whey protein range aimed at the sports nutrition market after completing sensory studies in conjunction with the North Carolina State University (NCSU).
Volac rebrands whey protein for sports drinks
Volac is rebranding its heat stable whey protein as ‘Volactive Hydrapro’, aimed at sports nutrition, to emphasise the benefits of hydration combined with protein.
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...
Energy drink review calls for tighter regulation
A review of the energy market in an IFT journal has called for tighter regulation to protect consumers and the industry from irresponsible marketing and ever more extreme drinks.
British manufacturers unveil energy drink code
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has published a code of practice on energy drinks requiring additional labelling to protect children and other people sensitive to caffeine.
Sports drinks suffer sales volume slump in US
Sports drinks appear to have suffered a severe reversal of fortune in the US with volumes going through the floor in 2009.
Milk beats sports drink in female resistance training study
Skimmed milk may be a better training aid for female resistance athletes than a sports drink thanks to its calcium and protein content, according to a new study.
Banning energy drinks is a doomed shot in the dark
Energy shot drinks have come under fire from German authorities which are employing an old-school prohibition logic that history has repeatedly dunce-hatted.
Red Bull reacts to German opinion on energy shots
Energy shots are safe if used according to instructions, says Red Bull, as the German risk assessor BfR calls for a ban on energy shots because consumers could not be trusted to drink ‘safe’ amounts.
Study links energy drinks to heart attack risk
Energy drink consumption has been linked to heart attack risk in a newly published study, but Red Bull claims the research is old and the results would be no different for a cup of coffee.