02-Mar-2015 - There is no basis for individual legal action on BPA according to The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) after researchers in the country said the safe level recommended by EFSA does not adequately protect consumers against endocrine disrupting effects.
01-Mar-2015 - Sensient Flavors has developed new beverage concepts that it says respond to rising demand for food and drink that affects and balances our emotional states in a ‘gentle and natural’ way.
26-Feb-2015 - George Clooney’s tequila, a fire at Diageo’s Burghead Maltings and why a latte is less likely to spill than a standard coffee. Just some of the news nuggets in this week’s ‘Beverage Bites’.
26-Feb-2015 - Coca-Cola has launched a global campaign featuring icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ray Charles, as it celebrates the 100th birthday of its bottle.
26-Feb-2015 - Energy drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar per 500ml serving – more than three times the maximum adult daily intake of free sugars a day, according to research released by Action on Sugar.
26-Feb-2015 - Sales of the world’s best-selling liqueur brand Jagermeister fell 5.6% in 2014 due to a slowdown in its biggest market the US – due to changing consumer trends, a crowded category and aggressive pricing by rivals.
26-Feb-2015 - Sales dropped to £298m (€338m) in 2014 and coincided with findings that nearly half of British consumers had shied away from sugar that year.
25-Feb-2015 - Goya Foods has hit back at a study on the safety of 4-MEI in soft drinks by John Hopkins researchers, insisting that the team's data on the caramel color byproduct is 'outdated and inaccurate'.
25-Feb-2015 - Tate & Lyle is launching a new ultra-low-calorie sugar that is found naturally in jackfruit and raisins, but is being made in commercial quantities via the enzymatic conversion of corn using a proprietary process.
25-Feb-2015 - Despite living among the highest population of diabetics in the world, Indians consumed just one-fifth of the global daily average for calories through packaged food and soft drinks last year.
25-Feb-2015 - Beam Suntory insists it will fight a US class action filed last week accusing the company of deceptive advertising for describing San Diego’s Jim Beam bourbon as ‘handcrafted’.
25-Feb-2015 - German consumers are prepared to pay more for a better quality still wine, says Mintel, as drinkers become sceptical of mass-production and demand authenticity and quality.
25-Feb-2015 - Diageo and Thin Film Electronics have released a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘smart bottle,’ which can assure consumers of authenticity, help the industry track the product, and ‘completely change the role of a bottle in the consumer experience.’
25-Feb-2015 - Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the co-founder of VIP Nuts.
24-Feb-2015 - Coconut sugar is increasing in popularity because it is seen as being a healthier, more ethical alternative to sugar - but nutritionists remain sceptical of the health claims.
24-Feb-2015 - SAB Miller wants to develop its premium beer portfolio in Brazil and increase beer consumption across LATAM, but also strengthen its hold on other beverage sectors in the region.
24-Feb-2015 - Mid-calorie soft drinks have the potential to gain ground on traditional full calorie drinks – and could eventually become the new mainstream choice, according to Zenith International.
24-Feb-2015 - US direct to consumer wine sales grew 15% in 2014 off a relatively low base, but will become a significant future revenue source for small to mid-sized wineries, according to Wine Intelligence.
24-Feb-2015 - Interactive social media decreases the negative market reaction to product recalls compared to firms who do not use the platform, according to a study.
23-Feb-2015 - PepsiCo’s 2015 launches will see an increased focus on products with health benefits, while it will push smaller packages to make the most of growth in its on-the-go business.