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This picture allegedly shows the method used by the group to contaminate products

EFET gives all clear after acid contamination threat

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) has confirmed all ‘is back to normal’ following threats to contaminate Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta products with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.

Coca-Cola Christmas truck should be banned, say public health experts

BMJ editorial: ‘Apparently Coca-Cola’s voice counts more than those of directors of public health’

Coca-Cola Christmas truck should be banned, argue public health campaigners

By Rachel Arthur

An editorial published in the journal BMJ this week calls for Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck to be banned as public health campaigners seek to improve children’s health. But Coca-Cola GB has hit back, saying that its tour operates in line with its responsible...

It's been an action-packed year for the beverage world. Here are some of the highlights. (Pic:iStock/marekuliasz)

The year that was: Headlines of 2016

By Rachel Arthur

From mergers and acquisitions to innovations in packaging and flavors, we take a look back over some of the headlines of 2016. 

Robots that brew beer, carbon neutral factories, and better tasting medicine... read on to see how the beverage industry has been innovating this year. Pic: iStock/stevanovicigor

6 beverage innovation highlights of 2016

By Rachel Arthur

It’s easy to be cynical about the term ‘innovation’ – a buzzword used by marketers in the hope of attracting attention in a crowded marketplace. But here we take a look at some of the products and projects from the beverage world in 2016 that we think...

Beverage industry licks wounds after regulatory and GST notifications

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Beverage industry licks wounds after regulatory and GST notifications

By RJ Whitehead

The Indian food regulator has amended the national food regulations to include a definition for carbonated fruit beverages, much to the disappointment of beverage makers, who are still reeling at a proposal to levy a “luxury tax” on their products. 

Removing Reb A restrictions will allow better tasting formulations, say stevia palyers. ©iStock

Law applies from 3 November 2016

Stevia sector says imminent EU law changes will sweeten NPD

By Lynda Searby

An amendment to the EU food additives regulation has removed the requirement for stevia blends to contain at least 75% stevioside or reb A, giving food and beverage manufacturers scope to formulate better tasting stevia-sweetened products.

CCC to acquire ABusch InBev's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.

Coca-Cola to acquire AB InBev’s stake in CCBA

By Jenny Eagle

The Coca-Cola Company has announced its intention to acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev's (ABI) stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) following the closing of the ABI combination with SABMiller. 

Irish beverage innovator VitHit has launched a stevia-sweetened range of carbonated, vitamin-rich juices

Vitamin drink slugs double digit growth (without claims)

By Lynda Searby

The EU should “quicken its step” and raise the upper limit of stevia that is permitted in soft drinks, says VitHit’s founder, Gary Lavin, whilst dismissing health claims as “unnecessary” when marketing a vitamin drink. 

Coca-Cola HBC's markets include Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Nigeria. Pic: iStock

Coca-Cola HBC confident of volume growth in 2016

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company saw volumes grow by 3.5% in its developing markets over the first half of 2016; but a volume decline of 2.8% in its established markets segment. 

Coca-Cola fined following health inspection at Vietnamese factories

Dateline Southeast Asia

Coca-Cola fined following health inspection at Vietnamese factories

By RJ Whitehead

Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam has been fined for various violations, including the manufacture of food supplements without the required safety certificates, following an inspection carried out by the health ministry last month.

The California-based energy drink giant has been locked in an appeals process for its EU trademark since 2013.

'Green Beans M Java Monster' canned

You’ve got fax: Monster mashed in EU trademark battle

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Monster Energy Company has lost a trademark battle with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the wording ‘Green Beans’ following a three year argument over a lost fax.

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