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The Facts About Caffeine

July 22, 2014

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about caffeine, so it’s important that you get the facts straight.  First, caffeine is a safe ingredient and is one of the most comprehensively studied ingredients in the food supply.  It is safely consumed every day, in a wide variety of foods and beverages.  And it has been consumed by billions of people around the world for hundreds of years.

You also may have heard or read that today’s teenagers are consuming a lot more caffeine than ever before – simply not the case.  In fact, a report on caffeine consumption among the U.S. population commissioned by FDA in 2009, and then updated in 2010 and again in 2012, indicated that teens and young adults ages 14 to 21 years consume, on average, approximately one-third the amount of caffeine as…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

June 2, 2014

William Dermody Joins American Beverage Association As Vice President Of Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today named William M. Dermody Jr. vice president of policy for the association. 

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May 12, 2014

ABA’S Genna Gent Promoted To Head Up Association's Government Affairs Operation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today announced the promotion of Genevieve K. "Genna" Gent to senior vice president of government affairs for the association.

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April 22, 2014

American Beverage Association Marks Earth Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry celebrates Earth Day – today and every day – through its cutting-edge sustainability practices and ongoing efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

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March 31, 2014

Research Presented At Cardiology Conference Fails To Show Causal Relationship Between Diet Beverages And Cardiovascular Events

“This study’s actual results do not show that drinking diet beverages causes cardiovascular events among any population.  The lead author also states this in a news release.  Being overweight, however, is a major risk factor for heart disease.  Diet beverage consumption has been shown to help with weight loss as part of an overall weight management plan, with numerous studies repeatedly demonstrating their benefits in helping to reduce calorie intake.”

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Today's SmartBrief

D.E Master Blenders, Mondelez reportedly mull sale of French brands

Mondelez International and D.E Master Blenders, who announced a merger of their coffee businesses this year, are reportedly considering the sale of French coffee brands L'Or, owned by D.E Master Blenders, and Grand Mere, owned by Mondelez, sources said. The combined coffee company, which will be called Jacobs Douwe Egberts, has hired Lazard as an adviser on the potential sale of the French brands. Reuters (7/20)

Kraft exec seeks growth for an established company

For Kraft Foods Group to continue to grow, it must tailor product lines to meet the needs of different types of retailers, according to Chief Financial Officer Teri List-Stoll, who joined the company about a year after Kraft and Mondelez International split into two companies. Kraft also must continue looking at ways to improve processes throughout the entire system, List-Stoll added. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (7/21)

Bio-technology advances fermented functional beverages

The global functional food and beverage market is estimated to grow 22.8% this year, driven in large part by bio-technology advances in fermented beverages. Dairy products, including fermented milks like kefir and ymer, account for 43% of the functional beverage market while other fermented beverages such as kombucha are also seeing success. BeverageDaily.com (France) (7/18)

Nestle aims to woo soda drinkers with Exotics sparkling water

Nestle has introduced Nestle Pure Life Exotics, a line of sparkling water available in Target stores nationwide. The flavors, which include mango-peach-pineapple and strawberry-dragonfruit, were designed to shorten the time it takes for traditional soda drinkers to adapt to sparkling water. MediaPost Communications (7/19) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

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Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary Wins 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award!

ABA is proud to support the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards announced on January 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.

In the medium city category, Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Neil O'Leary took home first place for his "Kids Marathon Program," which keeps kids active by introducing them to the sport of running. The initiative is operated through a collaboration of the YMCA, City of Waterbury, Department of Education, Boys and Girls Club and the Police Activity League.

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