Bottled water manufacturers, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, will face stricter standards following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to implement new rules to prevent contamination with E. coli bacteria.
Ingredients group Wild says it is looking beyond providing simple flavoured solutions for bottled waters products by expanding into offering functionality to the segment with a focus on caffeine kicks and glycemic indexes.
British demand for soft drink products has coped with both the unpredictability of the current economic climate and the seemingly more familiar wet weather, to post slight sales value growth in 2008, according to official industry figures.
The Baumer Group is offering a custom-made insulation technology to protect thermometers during cold water processing for wider commercial use, targeting industries ranging from nuclear power to drink producers.
A reusable, cheaper, eco-friendly and easy-to-handle alternative to dry ice with food and beverage applications are the claims made for PureTemp -40, launched by Entropy Solutions, based in Minneapolis, US.
Environmental criticisms over the impact of bottling mineral water is expected to lead to stagnant growth in the segment over the coming year, potentially forcing manufacturers to rethink their packaging, suggests new research.
Packaging converters trying to pass on recent polymer price hikes to their food and drink manufacturing customer base may feel less resistance to such moves in the coming months with indicators of a new resilience in that packaging sector, claims an analyst.
The notion of the traditional soft drink as a carbonated, high-calorie fizzy drink may have had its day in the US, according to new research suggesting consumers are flocking en masse to seemingly lighter options.
As European beverage makers reassess advertising and the availability of higher sugar drinks to young children, the industry says it will not extend the focus to older demographics besides already providing a wider variety of products.
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has said there is no evidence to support the claim by researchers based at the Goethe University in Frankfurt that water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals.