Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.
Diageo has filed patents in a range of nations detailing a formulation process for alcoholic cocktails, sold in bottles at ambient temperatures then frozen by consumers to form a ready-to-serve pourable slush.
Burcon’s Clarisoy soy protein isolate has taken a step closer to being used in beverage formulations, as the company says it has entered into material transfer agreements with firms wanting to test it out.
Senomyx has announced a two-year extension to its collaborative
research and license agreement with food and beverage giant Nestle,
focusing on developing new flavor ingredients for use in
dehydrated, culinary and frozen foods.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is fighting back in an ongoing
dispute over packaging with Kraft Foods by opening counter-legal
proceedings over allegations it has infringed container designs
used on its rival's coffee products.
A can system developed by Ball Packaging Europe to protect
sensitive ingredients for use in beverages has found its first use
in Europe in a German creatine drink, and could help spur
development of new sports and wellness products.