Energy drink consumption among young people, particularly in connection with alcohol, presents a significant public health concern that warrants further research and regulation, according to a report authored by World Health Organisation (WHO) officials.
The natural sweeteners market has continued to grow as consumers seek to cut both sugar and artificial sweeteners from their diets – but it still has a long way to go to catch up with more established sweeteners.
The ingredient list and a lack of additives or ‘artificial’ ingredients are the most important considerations for consumers when making a food purchase after price, says a new report on clean label in Europe.
New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.
Euromonitor International has clocked an emerging beverage industry trend, whereby manufacturers of premium and healthy beverages are creating child oriented extensions of adult brands. The trend is gaining momentum as the ‘millennial’ generation of young...
Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
Fresh calls to reduce the 'excess' levels of sugar in food and drinks products by newly formed Action on Sugar could help industry to higher profits through the use of cheaper non-nutritive sweeteners, according to Professor Jack Winkler.
A new global campaign will bring together experts and policy makers to tackle the current global epidemic of obesity and diabetes by reducing 'unnecessarily high' levels of sugar in food and beverage products.
UK food and non-alcoholic beverage exports are up by 2.5% after a disappointing first quarter, according to a report by the UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF), yet industry must do more to stop from "slipping behind".