Regulation & Safety

Milkshakes and fruit juices are exempt from the UK's sugar tax - but can still contain high amounts of sugar. Pic: getty/mindstyle

UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption...

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What - exactly - is ‘alcohol free’?

By Rachel Arthur

In Europe, an ‘alcohol-free’ drink is defined as one under 0.5% ABV. In the UK, however, an ‘alcohol-free’ drink must be 0.05% ABV or below. But the UK’s definition could change, with the government currently consulting on new regulations for low alcohol...

The CSB re-enacts fatal video of PCA explosion. Photo: CSB.

CSB video re-enacts PCA explosion, which killed 3

By Jenny Eagle

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has posted an investigation report and video on Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA) explosion on February 8, 2017, which killed three and injured seven.

Ireland's sugar tax uses the same structure as the UK's levy. Pic:getty/elenchaykina

Ireland sugar tax comes into effect

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland has introduced its tax on sugar-sweetened drinks this week, with legislation coming into effect on May 1.

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