Energy Drinks & Beyond

Will the EU approve energy claims for products like caffeine gels popular with cyclists and other athletes?

“The authorisation of these claims would see a major boost for sports men and women”

European sports nutrition sector backs EFSA caffeine opinion

By Shane STARLING

The European sports nutrition sector says the recent EFSA opinion that backed daily caffeine intakes up to 400 mg per day, will lift the sector – if it makes it into EU law books.

Blame game: Supplements have been fingered once more for a doping infringement but are the facts surrounding the case contaminated?

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

By Shane STARLING

‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports...

'The 400mg [daily] upper limit should also not be understood as a green light for consuming up to five energy drinks a day,' says consumer group BEUC.

EFSA caffeine opinion is not a green light

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) safety assessment on caffeine is not necessarily a green light for high caffeine consumption or for long-stalled health claims, according to industry commentators.

Single doses of caffeine up to 200mg do not raise safety concerns for adults, also when consumed less than two hours before intense exercise, says EFSA

EFSA: 400mg of caffeine a day is safe

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

400mg of caffeine a day from all sources is not a safety concern, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in a long-awaited caffeine risk assessment. 

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM BEVERAGEDAILY.COM!

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from Constellation Brands attracting the ire of craft brewers to Dr Pepper’s stevia trials.

The website bulk supplements.com is one of the sources of powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement.

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

By Hank Schultz

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking the ban of pure, powdered caffeine that is packaged and sold as a dietary supplement. Because of the product’s extreme potency, the possibility of accidental...

Euromonitor:

Analyst predicts more European bans could follow

Lithuania bans energy drink sales to under 18s

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Lithuania has banned energy drink sales to under 18s - making the Baltic state the first European country to do so.

ANSES has received 1500 adverse event reports since 2010

Report card: French laud nutrivigilance success

By Shane STARLING

France’s nutrivigilence work – launched in 2010 to ensure safety in food supplements and some foodstuffs – has improved the quality of the food supply, the country’s food safety agency has said.

Target the elderly, drinks manufacturers told

Soft drinks sales given boost from the elderly

By Nicholas Robinson

Elderly consumers are an untapped market for soft drinks manufacturers, who must use functional ingredients and easy-to-open packaging to win them over, according to a leading industry analyst.

Sales of energy drinks have reached record highs

Negative press could dent energy drink sales

By Nicholas Robinson

UK energy drinks consumption has reached record levels, but manufacturers must react quickly to the negative publicity about their products, a leading analyst has warned.

Coke’s Monster Marriage: The 5 Key Talking Points

COKE'S MONSTER MARRIAGE: WINNERS AND LOSERS

Coke’s Monster Marriage: The 5 Key Talking Points

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As Coke inks a $2bn+ deal to buy a stake in Monster Energy, we explore the implications for energy drinks – and predict a harder fight for PepsiCo and Red Bull.

The proposals mark the biggest change to food labeling regs in 20 years

New labels would highlights calories, include 'added sugars'

Special edition - Nutrition Facts revamp: Radical overhaul or a missed opportunity?

By Elaine Watson

UPDATED: Significant changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on foods & beverages have been proposed in the US and Canada, with the plan to include ‘added sugars’ tweak rules on dietary fiber labeling, and update the reference values used to calculate...

Red Bull offers $13m to settle false advertising lawsuit; 'No way judge will approve this', says attorney

Red Bull: 'All future claims will be medically and/or scientifically supported'

Red Bull offers $13m to settle false advertising lawsuit; 'No way judge will approve this', says attorney

By Elaine Watson

Red Bull has agreed to pay $13m to resolve a class action lawsuit accusing it of falsely advertising its energy drinks as providing functional benefits above and beyond what might be obtained from “a simple cup of coffee or a caffeine pill”.

Coca-Cola Life has been launched in Latin America, and will soon hit shelves in the UK and Sweden - but will it reverse the fortunes of the US carbonates market?

Register for the Foodnavigator-USA beverages entrepreneurs forum on July 23

Can natural sweeteners pull diet soda out of its funk?

By Elaine Watson

Is diet soda in the doldrums because shoppers are suspicious of aspartame, or because they are just bored of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi? And will naturally-sweetened products such as Coca-Cola Life restore the category’s flagging fortunes?

Sustained energy driving market growth: Mintel

Insights from IFT 2014

The sky’s the limit for malleable energy category: Mintel

By Maggie Hennessy

The concept of “energy” is a multifaceted one, to be sure: it can come in bursts or slowly; via beverages, shots, biscuits or bars; with appeal that spans sports nutrition, weight management and even kids. 

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars