Functional Beverages

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Red Bull won’t give runners wings, small-scale study suggests

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Red Bull energy shots failed to improve the time in which experienced runners completed a 5km run versus a placebo, according to a new, but small-scale US/Australian study claiming to be the first to examine the efficacy of shots rather than energy drinks...

Frutarom: “Now we want really to go deeper into functional foods.

Frutarom: ‘We want to expand our functional foods business’

By Shane STARLING

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom wants a greater slice of the global functional foods and drinks market with new investment and initiatives to tap markets like the Americas and Asia and the “sensitive” European market.

The European Parliament will vote on PARNUTS changes on June 11

EU Parliament set for June 11 vote on PARNUTS reform

By Shane STARLING

The long-awaited reform of EU rules governing ‘special’ foods like baby and gluten-free foods, is imminent with a June 11 vote to mandate the changes – and most stakeholders satisfied with the likely ratification.

Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide

Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide

By Hank Schultz

Among recent warning letters sent by the US Food and Drug Administration to supplement manufacturers one stood out from the rest as it bears upon how the agency view the differentiation of beverages and supplements, according to Justin Prochnow, an attorney...

Zenith UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference - Tomorrow!

Zenith UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference - Tomorrow!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Zenith International's UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference takes place tomorrow, Wednesday May 8, at the Congress Center in Central London, and will feature speaking slots for the likes of Innocent founder Richard Reed, Refresco, Vimto and Coca-Cola.

Not so naughty but still nice: Change Cola promises to shake-up the US cola segment

BRAND PROMISE EXCELLENT TASTE AND OMEGA-3 BIOAVAILABITY

Time for a Change...Cola? US firm heralds healthy cola revolution

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Change Cola CEO and founder Jim Phillips predicts that his brand’s healthy Omega-3 fortified cola will shake-up the segment for good in the US following its soft launch in Q4 2013.

CLA-based dairy drink seeks new Las Vegas Acclaim

CLA-based dairy drink seeks new Las Vegas Acclaim

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Wisconsin firm LiveGreat Foods is launching a rebranded version of its Clarinol CLA-fortified milk Acclaim at the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo in Las Vegas (June 7-9).

Not all ginkgo biloba extracts are created equal, according to the American Botanical Council (Picture Copyright: NTP report)

ABC hits back at report linking Ginkgo Biloba to cancers in mice

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) insists consumers should avoid gingko biloba, a tree-derived extract commonly used in teas, some energy drinks and supplements, after a US government report linked it to cancers in mice.

Hot and cold teas hold 'really unlimited opportunities' for both industry and consumers, according to Unilever

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 INNOBEV GLOBAL BEVERAGES CONGRESS, WARSAW, POLAND

Unilever touts tea as ‘hottest beverage’ in world

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Unilever has described tea as the ‘hottest beverage’ in the global drinks landscape, and one with unlimited opportunities as a natural product with scientifically proven health and wellness benefits.

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