Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Filipino lawmakers voice support for soda tax bill

Category : Food & Beverage

Support for a Philippines tax on sugary soft drinks to boost government coffers and rein in an increase in lifestyle is growing as legislation passes through parliament.

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Beverage trendwatching gallery: Smartwater sparkles, Mtn Dew heads to the dark side & Tio Gazpacho gets fruity

Category : Food & Beverage

From vinegar-based sodas to caffeinated yogurt drinks, high-protein nut milks and yet more alkaline waters, check out FoodNavigator-USA’s gallery of new beverage launches hitting US shelves this fall/winter.

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Competing with craft: Is the meteoric rise of craft beer a threat to US wine?

Category : Food & Beverage

With craft beers continuing to win over US drinkers, are millennial consumers abandoning traditional wines for trendy beers?

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Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles

Category : Food & Beverage

Coopers Brewery has launched a range of home-brew beer extracts under the Thomas Cooper label to tap into the fast-growing global trend for craft beer. The ingredients are already online and have begun to land on stockists’ shelves.

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2017 Majestic Princess Inaugural and European Cruise Highlights

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Category : Cruise

Princess Cruises announced today its 2017 cruise vacations to Europe, including the inaugural sailings of the line’s newest ship Majestic Princess.
 
The season features six ships sailing to 119 destinations from the corners of the Mediterranean to the northernmost tip of Europe.
 
Guests can choose from 64 unique itineraries on 153 cruise departures, visiting 27 countries. Debuting in April 2017, Majestic Princess first sets sail on maiden European sailings with five- to 28-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Athens and Rome.
 
“Princess is known for offering the best cruise itineraries around the globe and our 2017 Europe season is sure to inspire our guests with our newest and largest ships in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We’re especially excited to debut Majestic Princess in the Mediterranean before she officially sails to Asia for her maiden China cruise season.”
 
Princess now offers the More Ashore program, crafting the line’s newest itineraries to give guests more opportunities to experience the color, culture and flavors of the region in 2017. With port calls offering more time ashore with either late night departures (9pm or later), an overnight, or a two-day experience, travelers can see the sights during the day and then experience the nightlife of select destinations in the evening. 
 
All 2017 Europe sailings open for bookings on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
 
Highlights of the Princess Cruises 2017 Europe program include:
 
Majestic Princess

The newest cruise ship to join the Princess fleet debuts in Rome (Civitavecchia) on April 4, 2017 for a five-day Maiden Adriatic Sea roundtrip voyage visiting Kotor and Corfu. The 3,560-guest Majestic Princess then sails on a series of seven-, 14-, 21- and 28-day Mediterranean voyages departing Barcelona, Athens and Rome from April 9-May 14, 2017.
 
Cruises to the Mediterranean

In addition to Majestic Princess, Royal Princess features new 11-day Grand Mediterranean and 10-day Western Mediterranean combinable for a 21-day Grand Mediterranean Collection, as well as seven, 14-, 21- and 28-day sailings throughout the Mediterranean
 
Scandinavia & Russia Cruises

Regal Princess returns to Northern Europe, along with Crown Princess and Pacific Princess for popular cruise vacations to Scandinavia & Russia, offering an overnight in St. Petersburg with departures from London (Southampton or Dover) or Copenhagen.  A new Pacific Princess Baltic Heritage itinerary includes overnights in Stockholm and St. Petersburg, sailing from London (Dover).
 
British Isles Cruises

The 2017 Europe season marks the line’s largest British Isles season ever with 12 departures on Caribbean Princess and two on Pacific Princess, including last night stays in Edinburgh offering the opportunity to visit the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo on select sailings. All 12-day British Isles cruises include a new late evening stay in Belfast and an option of an overnight in Dublin on select departures from London (Southampton).
 
New Ports of Call

Summer 2017 features maiden port calls to Haugesund (Norway), Oban (Scotland), Siracusa (Sicily, Italy), Ulvik (Norway), and St. Tropez (France).
 
Iceland & Norway Cruises

Both Crown Princess and Pacific Princess will offer North Cape voyages to the Arctic Circle during the peak midnight sun period around the summer solstice. Crown Princess will also visit the spectacular Norwegian fjords, while Pacific Princess will feature a maiden call in Haugesund, Norway.
 
Pacific Princess will also offer 14-day Iceland & Norway itineraries visiting off-the-beaten path ports in Iceland and the Shetland Islands.  She will also cross to the land of fire and ice on a Transatlantic passage featuring Iceland.
 
European Land & Sea Vacations

Guests can enhance their European travel with five unique Land & Sea Vacation options, which combine certain sailings with a fully-escorted land tour. Choices include Paris and the French Countryside; Ireland’s Ring of Kerry; Classic Italy, visiting popular sites in Venice, Florence and Rome; Imperial Treasures of Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Berlin; and Swiss Splendors featuring the mountain beauty of Interlaken and Lucrene, as well as a scenic boat trip on Lake Como.
 
Source: (Cruise Industry News, Nov. 23, 2015 “Princess Announces 2017 Inaugural European Sailings of Majestic Princess”)
 
Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com – Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more.
 
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Featured photo credit: Norwegian Cruise Lines
 
 

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Krones celebrates 100th order to install ErgoBloc L. machine in South Korea

Category : Food & Beverage

Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South Korea in 2016.

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EU Commission evaluating options to legislate BPA in packaging

Category : Food & Beverage

The European Commission will propose new regulations on bisphenol A (BPA) next year due to uncertainty created by individual Member State laws and negative effect on consumer confidence.

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One-third of Hong Kong’s foodservice drinks have excess sugar levels

Category : Food & Beverage

A consumer watchdog has called on the foodservice industry to do more to tackle sugar consumption after a study found that one-third of the drinks served in Hong Kong outlets were high in sugar.

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Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

Category : Food & Beverage

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be addressed.

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Genetically Modified Salmon Is Safe to Eat, FDA Says

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Category : Culinary Arts

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AquaBounty Technologies has received approval for its genetically modified salmon after 25 years in the making. It’s the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. Why are environmental and food-safety groups vowing to fight this technological breakthrough in the food supply? Food Science students might have a debate on the issue to learn more about both sides. Read on to discover more.

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