Health and wellness

'Sleek Can' work sees Ball Packaging crack Italian market

'Sleek Can' work sees Ball Packaging crack Italian market

By Ben Bouckley

Ball Packaging has managed to break into the Italian market with its new 330ml 'sleek can', with Italian beverage company San Benedetto adopting the packaging across RTD tea, Tonica and Lemon Schweppes lines.

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.

We don’t see Palatinose as a stevia rival – BENEO

We don’t see Palatinose as a stevia rival – BENEO

By Ben Bouckley

Beneo has told BeverageDaily.com that it does not regard ‘next generation sugar’ Palatinose as a stevia rival, while US energy and sports drinks are leading the way in terms of uptake.

ANSES warns French nation of risky alcohol energy drink mix

ANSES warns French nation of risky alcohol energy drink mix

By Ben Bouckley

French food safety agency ANSES has called for healthcare professionals to report on undesirable effects among patients that they believe could be linked to energy drink consumption alongside alcohol, and plans to release a report on the former this autumn.

Coke backs SATIN satiety project to battle obesity

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Coca-Cola bites into EU-backed obesity project

By Shane Starling from Geneva

What is the world's biggest carbonated beverage company doing in a European Union satiety research project? Why, collaborating to battle obesity of course…

Ganeden takes BC30 probiotic into instant coffee

Ganeden takes BC30 probiotic into instant coffee

By Stephen Daniells

Ganeden Biotech has announced that its BC30 probiotic ingredient will soon be available in instant coffee, as the company builds on success in teas and other beverage formats.

'General' appeal for consumers strong within functional food market: Leatherhead

Article 13 appeal in the global functional food market: Leatherhead

By Kacey Culliney

Growth rates across the global functional food market have contracted but product development remains high and companies are increasingly focused on general health claims, covered under article 13 of the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR),...

Black tea shows heart health benefits: RCT data

Black tea shows heart health benefits: RCT data

By Stephen Daniells

Three cups of black tea per day may improve heart health measures, such as cholesterol and triglyceride levels, says a study from Mauritius, Scotland, and the USA.

What kind of health claims will be made on the Vitafoods show floor this year?

Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

By Shane Starling

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial and belated) resolution of years of ambiguity regarding health...

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2011 UK carbonate sales fizz while fruit juice stalls

By Ben Bouckley

UK volume sales of fruit juices and dilutables fell last year, according to a new report from the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) but carbonates, smoothies and sports drinks all saw growth.