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Articles Tagged with ''food & beverage''

Electronic 'tongue' tests quality of food, water, pharmaceuticals

Researchers in Ukraine have developed an electronic tongue with a silicon surface that they say could be used to quality-check food and drinks and might also have applications in medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical testing and environmental monitoring.
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New process improves taste of alcohol-free beer

A new process developed by researchers in Spain helps improve the smell and the taste of alcohol-free beer by adding aromas from regular beer.
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PepsiCo unveils water monitoring tool

PepsiCo has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a tool that can be used to forecast the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions.
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Water efficiency saves UK food & beverage industry $3.4 million

Water management initiatives in the UK's food and drink industry have led to a 15.6 percent reduction in water use since 2007, when manufacturers in the sector made a commitment to use water more efficiently.
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Report raises concerns over safety of energy drinks

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has warned that excessive consumption of energy drinks may have grave consequences and even result in death.
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FDA has no plans to ban wooden boards in cheesemaking

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had no new policy regarding aging of cheese on wooden boards, effectively easing concerns of U.S. cheesemakers that they might need to put an end to the practice.
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Researchers use 'magnetized' yeast to produce sparkling wine in less time

A European research team has engineered a new process that drastically reduces the time required to remove waste yeast from sparkling wine.
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Bird flu detected at California quail farm

A quail farm in California has raised concerns of a new outbreak of avian-borne virus, commonly known as bird flu.
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PepsiCo unveils $5 billion investment program for Mexico

PepsiCo said it would spread the spending over five years, focusing on four key areas: innovation and brand building, infrastructure, agriculture and community
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UK poultry processor pleads guilty to selling products with wrong expiration date

British poultry manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has been fined $176,000 for printing the wrong expiration dates on cooked chicken products manufactured at its facility in Haughley Park, Suffolk.
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