EU gives the okay to big Brazilian orange juice merger
The European Commission has approved the merger of Citrovita and Citrosuco - two orange juice businesses that together process 40 per cent of the orange juice from Brazil.
A daily glass of acai juice was associated with a reduction in joint pain measures, and this was correlated with improved blood antioxidant levels, says a new study using MonaVie Active.
Orange juice prices recede on improved crop forecast
Orange juice prices have begun to fall from the highs seen in February but a Rabobank analyst warned that increases in the basic cost base mean prices are likely to settle on a higher long term plane.
The rise of private label fruit juice is having a big impact on the juice industry, sparking a wave of consolidation. A mooted merger between Agrana Juice Holding and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria in Europe is the latest example.
Cold-active enzyme may reduce production costs: Fruit juice study
A cold-active enzyme identified yeast isolate may help to reduce production costs by clarifying fruit juices at lower temperatures, according to new research.
EFSA HEALTH CLAIM OPINIONS
The European Food Safety Authority health claims panel has turned in two negative opinions for separate claims that sought to link calcium-fortified fruit juice and tooth demineralisation; and water consumption and dehydration.
Polyphenol-rich cherry juice may boost exercise recovery
Juice made from Montmorency cherries may boost the recovery of muscle strength after intensive exercise, says a new study from London.
FDA seeks to halt production at US juice company
The FDA is seeking the closure of US juice company Mystical One after it failed to implement an HACCP plan or comply with cGMP requirements and then did not respond to an FDA warning letter.
The Commission has launched an investigation into a proposed tie-up between two Brazilian orange juice makers because of implications for competition in Europe.
Nitrate content in beetroot juice increases tolerance to exercise
A new study claims that the positive effects of beetroot juice on heart and the body’s response to exercise are entirely down to its high nitrate content.
Orange juice flavanone may benefit heart health: Study
Hesperidin, a flavanone found in orange juice, may significantly reduce blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.
Döhler breaks down the day in search of new juice ideas
Döhler has developed new juice concepts for different times of day in an effort to break the stagnation in the market and make juice more than just a thirst quencher.
Tomato juice can reduce osteoporosis, claims study
Tomato juice can significantly increase the presence of cell-protecting antioxidants that help to fight against osteoporosis, according to new research.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed it has detected lead in a range of canned fruit and juice products – but said the levels were too low to pose a health hazard.
Finnish dairy and ingredients supplier Valio is planning to expand the reach of its probiotic juice Gefilus as interest in the sector intensifies.
Study links beetroot juice to brain health
New research suggests that in addition to heart health benefits, beetroot juice could improve blood flow to the brain and therefore join the fight against dementia.
AB Enzymes partners with BioSun FFI for fruit juice enzyme distribution
AB Enzymes has entered into a partnership with BioSun FFI for sole distribution of its fruit juice enzymes in the eastern United States, the company has said.
SIG Combibloc breaks into South American juice market
SIG Combibloc has signed its first deal with a juice drink maker in South America as the carton pack manufacturer looks to grow its presence in the region.
Pycnogenol passes formulation test for fruit juice
The French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol shows excellent stability against the harsh conditions of the stomach, and should be considered “a good source of phenolic compounds to be utilised for fruit juice enrichment”, says a new study.
Study makes the case for vegetable juice
A study published in Nutrition Journal has suggested that promotion of vegetable juice could be an effective way of increasing vegetable intake among healthy adults.
Fruit juice industry welcomes plan to ban sugar
The European fruit juice industry has welcomed a proposal from the European Commission (EC) to ban the addition of sugar to fruit juices - in line with its policy of reducing added sugars and promoting balanced diets.
FDA warns Penguin Juice Company over pasteurization
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the Michigan-based Penguin Juice Company that its products are considered adulterated as they are not pasteurized, despite being labeled as such.
Blood benefits see British choose beetroot juice
Research highlighting antioxidant-laden beetroot’s ability to reduce blood pressure and boost stamina are helping sales of beetroot juices in the UK, according to retailer Waitrose.
‘Natural’ juice trends driving aseptic packaging and filling innovations
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Growing demand for natural and authentic products are the major drivers informing development of SIG Combibloc’s aseptic juice packaging and filling systems in the European market.
Danone jumps further into healthy juice
Danone has paid an undisclosed sum for fellow French smoothie maker Immedia in a move that bolsters its presence in the European juice market.
Danone backs probiotic juice with ProViva investment
Global probiotics leader Danone has paid an undisclosed sum to Swedish dairy Skånemejerier for a 51 per cent stake in its probiotic juice brand, ProViva.
Danone sells stake in Coca-Cola courted, Chinese juice firm
Danone has agreed to sell its stake in China Huiyuan Juice Group for significantly less than what Coca-Cola offered before its acquisition bid was blocked last year by Chinese competition authorities.
Study sheds light on Alicyclobacillus spoilage in juices
A new study has investigated how Alicyclobacillus spoilage occurs in juices in an effort to help companies chose the right processing option.
Juice makers optimistic despite dip in consumption
Total fruit juice and nectar consumption in the EU dropped slightly last year as consumers reduced their spending and switched to cheaper products, according to a new report.
Nitrate-rich beetroot juice may lower blood pressure
A small glass of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may help reduce blood pressure to the same extent as nitrate pills, says a new study from London.
New juice drink concepts recall Grandma's garden
Wild has developed new juice concepts based around familiar fruits that grow in gardens in Europe, which taps into a trend towards comforting, nostalgic products.
Honey extract may slow apple juice spoilage
An extract from honey may prevent undesirable browning of apple juice and help the beverage stay on shelves longer, suggests new research from Mexico.
Fruit pulp replacer launched for mango juice drinks
National Starch has launched a fruit pulp replacer in Europe that aims to bring down the cost of making mango juice drinks without upsetting flavour or texture.
Anthocyanin-rich purple corn targets juices
Suntava has developed a non-GMO anthocyanin-rich purple corn concentrate to boost the health benefits of fruit and vegetable juice drinks, the company has said.
A US legal public interest group has filed violation notices under a Californian safety law against dozens of companies after alleging it has detected levels of lead in a range of food and drinks for babies and children.
LowJuice project delivers low calorie, high fibre apple juice
An EU-funded research project has delivered a prototype apple juice with half the calories and much more fibre than ordinary juice.
Danisco supports science of probiotic juices
Antioxidant-rich fruit juices can support probiotics, say new findings from Danisco that support the potential of juices to offer an interesting alternative to dairy-based products.
Polyphenols can be absorbed into the blood stream when consumed from a beverage, showing the potential to deliver the antioxidants via a juice, says a new study from Coca-Cola.
Study questions safety of UV-treated, HFCS-sweetened juices
Scientists have questioned the safety of UV-treated fruit juices containing high fructose syrup (HFCS) in a newly published study.
Ozone could inactivate E. coli in apple juice, finds study
An Irish study claims ozone treatment is an effective process for reducing bacteria in apple juice with the required level of ozone application dependant on its acidity level.
Fortification of orange juice with either vitamin D2 or D3 produces the same increases in blood levels as consuming either vitamin via capsules, says a new study.
Beetroot takes on Red Bull with ‘one-shot’ juice
The firm behind heart-friendly beetroot juice Beet It is aiming to complete its first production run of a ‘one-shot’ 70ml version this month to provide a healthy alternative to drinks such as Red Bull Energy Shots and Lucozade Alert Plus.
Arla develops juice concepts with milky benefits
Arla Foods Ingredients has developed new juice formulation concepts containing similar levels of calcium and protein as milk.
Juice brand Pomegreat says ethical sourcing behind Afghan project
Ethical sourcing and developing the potential of the Afghan pomegranate market are the factors informing a decision by leading UK pomegranate juice brand Pomegreat to accelerate its involvement in a development project in Afghanistan, said the firm.
Aseptic processing and packaging to support ‘gentle juice’ growth
The aseptic processing and packaging of so-called ‘gentle juices’ has a key role to play in the expected growth in this part of the beverage sector, said SIG Combibloc.
Orange juice may protect against bad effects of high fat meals
Flavonoids from orange juice may neutralise the detrimental effects of consuming a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, says a new study from the US.
Natural preservative tackles fruit juice spoilage
Purac is launching a new natural preservative for fruit and juice-based beverages, which is said to counter the spore-forming spoiler Alicyclobacillus.
Should we be worried about antimony levels in juices?
A recent study uncovering levels of antimony in juices above EU limits for drinking water has provoked calls for more research into the issue but industry insists that juices are safe.
Scientists find antimony in juice above EU drinking water limits
Scientists have found antimony levels in commercial juices and cordials that exceed the EU limit for drinking water and raise concern about leaching from packaging.
Danisco enters niche probiotic juice category
Beverage manufacturers seeking to extend their health and wellness portfolio can now incorporate a clinical dose of an immune boosting probiotic strain to their refrigerated fruit juice range while keeping their all-natural positioning, claims Danisco.