Featured Beverage Online Content

  1. USDA Program Promotes Use Of Plant-Based Materials
    6/29/2015

    In order to foster sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices throughout the country, the USDA is extending a program that encourages the use of plant-based materials for various food manufacturing practices.

  2. Coca-Cola Unveils Beverage Packaging Made Entirely From Plant Materials
    6/15/2015

    With a growing awareness about the environmental impacts of packaging, Coca-Cola’s continued efforts toward sustainable packaging have culminated in the creation of the PlantBottle.

  3. Shifting Consumer Preferences Create Opportunities For The Beverage Packaging Market
    5/27/2015

    Liquid packaging cartons are used for a variety of products — water, dairy, juices, and soft drinks — and with consumers showing a growing preference for convenience products, this packaging format is expected to experience increased demand in the coming years.

  4. PepsiCo Plans To Abandon Aspartame In Diet Pepsi
    5/22/2015

    Diet Pepsi drinkers may soon find their favorite drink has made a change. The voice of the consumer has been heard and after years of using aspartame in its signature diet soda, PepsiCo is making a switch to other artificial sweeteners.

  5. Automated Processes Improve Throughput At Food Plants
    5/13/2015

    Food and beverage manufacturers are under continuous pressure to adapt to changing consumer demands while keep costs down and efficiency up. By exploring automated solutions for various parts of production, food makers can achieve greater flexibility, strengthen brand appeal, and improve profit margins.

  6. Best Practices For Sanitary Design In Food And Beverage Plants
    4/29/2015

    With FSMA’s final deadlines looming on the horizon, there is no better time than right now for food and beverage manufacturers to enhance plant safety and protect against high costs incurred by food safety issues.

  7. Energy Source Of The Future: Brewery Waste?
    3/18/2015

    A startup formed by university researchers is taking brewery waste and making it useful. And now, the federal government is helping it pursue this mission.

  8. A Recently Patented Bioplastic Offers New Opportunities In Food Packaging
    3/6/2015

    Thanks to its improved toughness, durability, and processing efficiency, a new bioplastic may soon be making its mark in the packaging industry. It may even allow manufacturers flexibility and efficiency not previously afforded through traditional bioplastics.

  9. Which Beverage Will Be The Most-Consumed Packaged Drink By 2016?
    1/13/2015

    As consumers become increasingly concerned with health and convenience, consumption of bottled water has steadily grown and is expected to outdistance all other packaged beverages by 2016/

  10. Food Inspection: New Technologies Are Ensuring Better Detection
    1/6/2015

    It’s not just machinery providing advancement in food inspection, some solutions have been provided by simple, fresh innovations.