Journal of the American Medical Association’s opinion finds taxation alone is ineffective to tackle obesity and calls for broader measures

Last month, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), published a dedicated issue on obesity: it includes a broad range of articles including a piece related to the taxation of sugar sweeten......

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UNESDA responds to EU Plastics strategy

The European Soft Drinks Industry welcomes the publication of the Commission’s Plastics Strategy, and ambitions to eliminate waste and create a circular economy for all materials, including plastic......

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2018 marks UNESDA’s 60th anniversary 

UNESDA celebrates its diamond anniversary this year and throughout the next 12 months we will be highlighting some of our key milestones and achievements over the past six decades. Set up in Brusse......

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European Soft Drinks Industry to Stop Sales of Sugary Drinks in Secondary Schools across the European Union

Voluntary move expands existing 10+ year policy of no soft drinks in primary schools impacting 50,000 secondary schools and more than 40 million young people in 28 countries......

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European soft drinks sector commits to reduce added sugars by a further 10% Beverage industry joins forces to triple pace of sugar reduction by 2020

The European soft drinks industry has announced it will reduce added sugars in its products by a further 10% by 2020. ...

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UNESDA statement on European Parliament Caffeine Claims vote

The European Parliament’s vote on 7 July 2016 rejected the Commission proposal on the authorisation of claims for caffeine. The Commission proposal aimed to establish a legal framework across Eur......

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Stanislas de Gramont of Suntory Beverage and Food Europe takes over Presidency of European Beverages Association

Stanislas de Gramont, CEO, Suntory Beverage and Food Europe (SBFE), has been elected president of UNESDA, Soft Drinks Europe. He takes up his role with immediate effect and his tenure will run until M......

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What’s on a label? FoodDrinkEurope launches new Reference Intakes website

In view of the entry into force of the EU Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers on Saturday 13 December, FoodDrinkEurope launches a website to explain the concept of Reference I......

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