Functional Beverages

Virun secures ‘significant’ equity stakes in beverage brands

Virun secures ‘significant’ equity stakes in beverage brands

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The CEO of Californian biotech company Virun has revealed to BeverageDaily.com that his firm has sealed two novel equity deals that involve it taking significant equity stakes in beverage brands, in exchange for access to its patented ingredient delivery...

Got a gastric bezoar? Grab a Coke! (Picture Copyright: The Coca-Cola Company)

POSITIVE HEALTH NEWS FOR CARBONATES

Not gettin’ far with that gastric bezoar? Grab a Coke…

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke drinking is an effective first-line treatment to dissolve ‘gastric bezoars’ or indigestible masses that form in the stomach after foreign material accumulates there, according to a new Greek study.

Chr Hansen claims long-life probiotic beverage breakthrough

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Chr Hansen claims long-life probiotic beverage breakthrough

By Shane Starling

After 20 failed starts, probiotics leader Chr Hansen says it has finally found an ingredient dispensing cap partner that can handle the demands of high speed filling utilised by the world’s biggest beverage manufacturers.

Coca-Cola reformulates Glacéau vitaminwater with stevia in GB

Coca-Cola reformulates Glacéau vitaminwater with stevia in GB

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola has reformulated Glacéau vitaminwater for the British market by revamping packaging and reformulating its eight-strong range with a stevia-based sweetener that cuts sugar levels by 30% and cuts the calorie count by 30 per bottle. 

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