Fruit Juice

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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Australia

Fruit juice brands fighting for share in shrinking market

By RJ Whitehead

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.

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South Asia radius

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. 

Orange juice is 100% juice from oranges. Or is it? The answer, it seems, depends on where in the world you are. The US, for example, has 12 subcategories of orange juice. Photo: iStock.

Guest Article

Navigating complex global rules for soft drinks

By Oliver Leedam, principal regulatory analyst, Leatherhead Food Research

For soft drink and fruit juice manufacturers looking to expand into new geographies, understanding global regulations is vital. However, this is no mean feat.

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