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Aspartame is safe, says EFSA

EFSA opens public consultation on aspartame review

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on its safety assessment of aspartame and has found no safety concern at current intake levels, following studies that linked the sweetener to increased risk of cancer and pre-term...

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.

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beveragedaily.com predictions for 2013: part one

Killer chords that could rock the beverage industry in 2013: Part 1

By Ben BOUCKLEY

If the beverage world were a band poised on the brink of super stardom, here are some of the killer chords and rollickin’ riffs that could shake up the scene in 2013, as we solo on everything from carbonates to beauty drinks and beyond...

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‘Drinkifying snacks’: PepsiCo mush or master stroke?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite giving us object lessons in corporate word wash, can PepsiCo pull off what seems like a slightly puzzling mission, namely a long-term plan to ‘drinkify' snacks and vice versa under its Power of One banner?

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.

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