Kathrine Larsen, winner of the United Kingdom’s 2014 Sommelier of the Year award, is taking her tasting talents to soda.
In a press release addressed to company shareholders, BeBevCo stated that it has already submitted a response to the FDA and been granted the necessary time to perform the adjustments to ensure KOMA Unwind is in compliance.
Talking Rain Beverage Co. today announced the launch of a new 8 oz. slim can for its Sparkling Ice line of zero-calorie carbonated drinks. The new package is designed to broaden the “distribution opportunities for the brand within the convenience and foodservice industries,” according to a company release.
In a complaint dated March 4, the FDA stated that KOMA Unwind “is adulterated under Section 402 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, because it bears or contains an unsafe food additive.”
In a warning letter dated March 25, 2015, the FDA wrote that the company has failed to include in its plan “control measures that will consistently produce, at a minimum, a 5-log reduction of pertinent microorganisms, for a period as long as the shelf life of the product when stored under normal and moderate abuse conditions.”
Rumors of an impending report on alcohol content in kombucha from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has those in the ‘bucha biz buzzing over what the report may entail.
The plaintiffs allege “the statement that GT’s Kombucha Beverages provide a ‘unique blend’ of ‘powerful antioxidants’ misleadingly suggests that the beverages provide superior antioxidant content than foods and beverages with antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C that have antioxidant properties as well as nutritional value.”
Having secured a major round of financing, launched three new product lines and expanded distribution to 1,000 stores, Daily Greens is continuing its fast pace in 2015, recently bolstering its leadership team with the appointment of Steven Gollob.
The 2015 Share a Coke campaign will feature four times the number of names as the 2014 edition and also encompass different package sizes, with 1.25 L and 2 L bottles, and 12 oz. cans now in the mix.
PepsiCo has signed on to become the official food and beverage partner of the NBA while Coca-Cola has announced a multi-year deal with the MLS.
Here's the latest in distribution news across the beverage industry.
Harvest Hill and Brynwood currently have a team of executives at ABC’s Verona, Penn. headquarters overseeing the transitional process.
A recent survey found a significant decline in the number of New York City high school students who drink soda on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Nestlé SA will introduce new flavored line extensions for its water brands and increase production of sparkling water products as it aims to take advantage of increased consumer demand for healthier beverages.
The purchase of the Búcha brand was precipitated by a legal battle between owner B&R Liquid Adventure and a contract brewer of its kombucha drinks.