Fizzing-Up Carbonates

EFSA's panel had safety concerns relating to the GI tolerability of erythritol in drinks for children aged 3-9

NO EVIDENCE OF 'SIGNIFICANT' CHILD GI INTOLERANCE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS: CARGILL

Cargill suffers bitter erythritol blow: EFSA rejects beverage use extension

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Cargill has failed in its second attempt to secure EU approval for use of bulk sweetener erythritol in soft drinks, after EFSA published a negative opinion relating to its introduction on child safety grounds.

Joint health, weight management and heart health claims will underpin the next generation of functional and healthy beverages, according to VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM: FUNCTIONAL & HEALTHY BEVERAGES

Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Philip Bromley from US biotech firm VIRUN tells BeverageDaily.com that one form of the science ‘Holy Grail’ is a pill that gives you everything food does and more, without Oompa Loompa-style side-effects, but in the meantime there are science-backed functional...

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The US beverage industry must accept seven key changes in the near future, including a slump in traditional soda sales and touch sensitive labeling, according to a white paper penned by five analysts on behalf of the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo...

Dr Pepper Snapple is pinning its hopes on a CSD revival via its low-calorie TEN platform

CEO LARRY YOUNG WARNS ATTACKS ON CARBONATES WILL CONTINUE

Dr Pepper Snapple risks ‘big swing’ on critical TEN calorie platform

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young warns that US health lobby attacks on carbonates will persist, as his firm gears up to spend millions marketing new 2013 launches on its ‘critical’ low-calorie TEN platform.

IRN-BRU hits back at inaccurate Daily Mail article (Picture Copyright: AG Barr)

uk drinks firm upset by 'inaccurate' daily mail article

AG Barr slams ‘absolutely untrue’ IRN-BRU sugar deception claims

By Ben BOUCKLEY

AG Barr tells BeverageDaily.com it is 'very concerned' by an inaccurate article in UK national newspaper the Daily Mail, claiming it prefers profit to consumer health by hiding sugar values on cans of IRN-BRU Regular.

CCE will relaunch Vanilla Coke in the UK this year: here's a retro can of the stuff

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES NOTES 'INTERESTING' GSK LUCOZADE, RIBENA REVIEW

Vanilla Coke back in Britain after six-year absence

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock says that GSK’s decision to start a strategic review of Ribena and Lucozade is an ‘interesting development’, while the firm plans to relaunch Vanilla Coke in Great Britain this year.

A still from Coke's controversial 2013 Super Bowl ad (Picture Copyright: The Coca-Cola Company)

Coke Super Bowl ad 'not racist': BeverageDaily.com readers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite Coke's 2013 Super Bowl ad drawing criticism from some Arab-American groups who claimed that it furthered racist stereotypes, a clear majority of BeverageDaily.com readers disagree, although one critic attacked it more broadly, saying it 'smacks...

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