CEOs of top processors pledge to cut water use
In a sign that environment issues have risen high on the list of
boardroom priorities, the chief executives of Nestlé, Coca-Cola and
SABMiller have signed a UN commitment to manage water use at
manufacturing plants more efficiently.
Lightweight PET bottle targets water market
A new lighter weight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for
water targets beverage companies that want to cut down on
Health drive lifting UK soft drinks
Carbonated beverage sales may slowly going flat within the British
soft drinks industry, but they still continue to dominate the
market with a 41.8 per cent share according to consumer analyst
Closure targeted at convenience drink market
A new 38mm single piece closure for the beverage industry is
targeted at processors aiming to meet the demands of
a growing convenience drink market .
The rise of functional water
It seems that mineral water just isn't healthy enough, as a growing
number of manufacturers move to tap growing demand for H2O
products that boast enhanced nutritional benefits.
Coca-Cola reforms to tap water sustainability calls
Coca-Cola today pledged to overhaul how it uses water
throughout its operations and bottling franchises in a drive for
greater environmental sustainability.
Food and drink counterfeit seizures fall
The amount of counterfeit food and drink products seized at the
EU's borders decreased by 77 per cent in 2006, the European
Commission said yesterday.
Fresh health fears hit benzoate in soft drinks
Common preservative sodium benzoate, widely used in soft drinks and
other foods, is again at the centre of health concerns after
research emerged linking it to cell damage.
Bottled water bad for environment, says report
Bottled water, one of the world's fastest growing
beverages, faced fresh criticism this week
for contributing towards increased packaging that ends up in
Neckbanders add tamper safety to drinks at high speed
A new range of high-speed shrinkbanders can add tamper evident
wrapping to the necks of beverage containers with reduced
changeovers, its manufacturer claims.
Magic ingredient needed for diet soft drinks
A lucrative opportunity exists for the ingredients firm that can
develop a new product to make diet soft drinks taste more
acceptable to consumers, researchers have said.
UK supermarket targets natural soft drinks trend
Britain's third largest supermarket is to remove artificial
flavours and colours, as well as the aspartame sweetener, from its
private label soft drinks.
Wastewater recycler uses combined technologies
A new treatment system integrates two technologies to recycle
wastewater in plants, claims its manufacturer, helping food and
drink firms to meet their environmental commitments.
Gas use increases steadily in food and drink sectors
Processors will continue to use increasing amounts of gases,
boosted by an rise in total food consumption, the popularity of
frozen foods and a slight gain in carbonated beverage output,
according to a study.
Nestle Waters seeks turnaround with Philippines sale
Nestle Waters said the sale of its Filipino operations to local
group Universal Robina Corp (URC) would better serve its interests
in the country.