Coca-Cola and the US Department of State have jointly launched a blockchain pilot program in an effort to combat forced labor worldwide. The BitFury Group and Emercoin will build the blockchain platform for the pilot, which will include a secure, transparent...
The European alcoholic beverage industry has pledged to provide nutritional information and ingredient lists for drinks, responding to an invitation from the European Commission last year to develop a self-regulatory proposal.
Sainsbury’s own ‘Fairly Traded’ label must take more care to distinguish itself sufficiently from the Fairtrade Foundation scheme, says the UK’s advertising standards watchdog, as it bans one advert for ‘Fairly Traded’ tea from running again.
Australia’s Northern Territory will become the first jurisdiction in the country to set a minimum price for alcohol, in a move that has been welcomed by health experts but is likely to face a backlash from industry.
Recent changes to California Proposition 65 – also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act – that go into effect in August 2018 will require beverage companies to call out specific chemical names in addition to a warning symbol.
An ALDI advert for spirits – featuring a computer-generated talking carrot called Kevin – has been banned by the UK’s advertising watchdog after it ruled it the character would hold ‘strong appeal’ to under 18s.
A clearly humorous, fantastical tone – and a lack of overt reference to a health benefit – helped a Red Bull advertising campaign stay on the right side of health claims advertising regulations, according to the UK’s watchdog.
The Singapore government made no mention of a sugar tax in its 2018 budget, despite food and beverage industry concerns that it could have been set to follow several other nations in introducing the levy.