Plant-based beverages are among the fastest-growing beverage segments world-wide. No longer niche, they have become lifestyle products gaining popularity with an ever-growing target group. Matthias Krusche, global product manager, Sig Combibloc, shares more.

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Yeast, one of humankind’s oldest processing ingredients, has advanced in capabilities, traits and applications today. Used in both the food and beverage industry, what are some advances in yeast fermentation? By Steve Campbell, president, Campbell & Company Strategies Incorporated

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Fermented foods have been recognised for centuries as healthy and tasty. Beyond that, what do you get in fermenting medicinal herbs? Symbiotic fermentation of botanicals broadens the spectrum of health benefits in comparison to concentrated extracts, increases the bioavailability of active compounds and creates new nutrients that help to support a healthy gut. By Chantale Houle, Kefiplant

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With multiple health benefits and a variety of applications for food and beverage categories, coconut is becoming an increasingly and popularly used ingredient. By Mei Hin Liew, general manager Soya, Tea and Coconut Centre, Tetra Pak

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Legislations governing food labelling are becoming increasingly stringent, putting pressure on beverage manufacturers to produce clearer and more accurate information on products. Vision inspection technology can be one solution to ensure all label elements are in place to meet regulation standards. By Stephen Dryer, product manager, Mettler-Toledo CI Vision

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High pressure processing is becoming more popular today, but what exactly is it and why do analysts predict this technology to be the future for food and beverage processing? By Michelle Cheong

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Coding is essential for all fast moving consumer goods, including beverages. Laser systems are one way for beverage manufacturers to code their products reliably and efficiently to meet growing consumer demands. By Sascha Ammesdörfer, business unit manager for laser, Videojet Technologies

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In Asia and around the world, innovation and growing middle classes are driving expansion in the bottled water market. But whatever the driver, the basics—such as proper coding and labelling—remain paramount. By Mark Dingley, general manager, operations—Australian coding, labelling and automatic data-capture leader, Matthews Australasia

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Beverages are getting more functional with every launch, and while these provide health benefits and energy, a new category for functional beverages is on the rise: relaxation beverages. APFI learns more from relaxation drink manufacturer Tranquini. By Michelle Cheong

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Ensuring safety in beverages is important for consumer health, and one such way to do this for manufacturers is through mass spectrometry during beverage processing. By Vincent Lau, field marketing manager, Southeast Asia, SCIEX

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