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...
Only a quarter of Chinese millennials say they prefer fruit juice made with fruit grown in Asia, compared to 60% who favour American fruit, according to a survey commissioned by Welch’s Global Ingredients.
With packaged fruit juice consumption in freefall in recent years, the number of Australians who opt for it has plummeted by 1.3m people since 2012, when over 35% of the population would consume an average of 4.6 glasses each week.
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.
As the focus has switched from fat to sugar as public enemy #1 in the battle against obesity and diabetes, juice - once promoted as a healthy alternative to soda - has been unfairly caught in the crossfire, claim manufacturers.
UK adults drastically underestimated sugar levels in fruit juices and smoothies by 48% on average and significantly overestimated content in energy drinks and CSDs says a hard-hitting comment in The Lancet.
With rumors emerging that Danone is selling its 51% stake in its fruit juice JV with Chuiquita Brands International, one industry source told BeverageDaily.com that the French firm was likely ‘glad to be rid’ of a business blighted by mismanagement.