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The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act: Providing Accurate Labeling For Americans

July 27, 2015

America’s beverage companies are strongly in favor of providing consumers with the accurate information they need when it comes to making decisions on nutrition and diet.

That’s why we applaud the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” which passed in the House of Representatives just last week.

“The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act requires that food labeling in the United States be consistent and based on sound science.  The bill increases coordination between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), giving our nation’s foremost experts the final authority on food safety and labeling policy.” The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) said in its statement supporting the bill.

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News Releasesview all News Releases

July 22, 2015

Beverage Industry Responds to British Medical Journal Paper on Diabetes

In response to “Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes; systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction,” a paper published today in the British Medical Journal, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:

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June 30, 2015

Beverage Industry Responds to Study That Purports to Link Beverages to Global Disease

America’s beverage companies are committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. This study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases and the authors themselves acknowledge that they are at best estimating effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

America’s beverage companies are doing their part to offer consumers the fact-based information and the beverage options they need to make the right choices for themselves and their families.

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May 27, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce New York City Neighborhoods Now Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(NEW YORK) –The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 18, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Little Rock Neighborhoods As Part Of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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Today's SmartBrief

Campbell debuts line of V8 infused waters

As part of an effort to boost sales by expanding on well-known brands, Campbell Soup Company has debuted a line of all-natural infused waters under its V8 brand, according to Vice President of Beverage Kelli McCusker. The waters are available in three flavors and are made with 25% juice and the nutritional equivalent of a full serving of vegetables. The product is being test marketed in U.S. Target and Walgreens stores. BevNet.com (7/24)

Starbucks, PepsiCo partner to distribute RTD coffee, energy drinks in Latin America

Hoping to take advantage of the growing Latin American coffee and energy category, Starbucks and PepsiCo have signed a deal to distribute Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee and energy drinks in the region. The deal will include Starbucks Frappuccino chilled coffee drinks, Starbucks Double Shot Espresso and Cream, and Starbucks Refreshers. The category is expected to grow by 22% over the next five years and has surpassed $4 billion in sales, according to Euromonitor. FoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (7/24)

Lemonade, iced tea, iced coffee lead nonalcoholic beverage trends

Diners in search of non-alcoholic beverages with little to no sugar are increasingly ordering lemonade, iced tea and iced coffee at restaurants, industry experts Nancy Kruse and Bret Thorn write. There has also been a rise in craft sodas, with chains such as Starbucks launching their own lines. Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (7/24)

Danone predicts growth in dairy business for second half of 2015

Danone reported first-half earnings and quarterly revenue that exceeded analysts' estimates, driven by a recovery in fresh dairy that is expected to continue through the end of 2015. The dairy processor projects 4% to 5% revenue growth on a like-for-like basis and is "executing an overhaul" in Europe of its "fresh dairy products business and finalizing the conditions necessary for a return to growth," said CEO Emmanuel Faber. Bloomberg (7/24) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

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America’s Beverage Companies Are Delivering

When America’s beverage companies work together, we make great things happen. As an industry, we are committed to helping consumers achieve a balanced lifestyle.  Through initiatives such as our School Beverage Guidelines, which drove a 90 percent reduction in beverage calories in schools, to our Balance Calories Initiative, we continue to do our part to help in our nation’s fight against obesity. 

Watch this video to learn more about our industry’s efforts to help support its customers, consumers and communities – and how we’re delivering. 

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