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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.

EU regulators should define what comprises a 'natural' as opposed to a traditional energy drink, says MyDrink Beverages CEO Adomas Pranevicius

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‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, tells BeverageDaily.com that a new breed of healthy ‘energy’ drinks face an uncertain EU future, given conflicting guidance as to how we actually define the category.

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

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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...

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SPIRITS GIANT PLANS $3.19M M&A SPEND TO BACK UK LAUNCH

Diageo hopes for UK frozen cocktail frenzy with Parrot Bay

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo is set to introduce a new sub-category within RTD cocktails in the UK, by launching its Parrot Bay frozen alcoholic drinks in April following ‘explosive’ US growth.

‘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...

China wakes up, smells Nestlé’s ‘unique’ coffee flavor

NESTLE POISED FOR CONTINUED CHINESE COFFEE DOMINANCE: ANALYST

China wakes up, smells Nestlé’s ‘unique’ coffee flavor

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Nestlé’s ‘smart investment’ in Chinese whole bean coffee is likely to consolidate its market-leading position within the category there, as it stands poised to release a local product, according to a top beverage analyst.

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