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November 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released its final menu and vending machine calorie labeling rules, which impact how consumers get calorie information while they are on the go. We released the following statement today, and wanted to share it with our readers:
“America’s beverage companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to providing consumers the information they need to make the choices that are right for them. We have already put clear calorie information on the front of every bottle, can and pack we make, and we’re providing calorie information on company-controlled vending machines. FDA’s announcement provides consumers nationwide with consistent information about the foods and beverages they consume outside the home.”
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“America’s beverage companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to providing consumers the information they need to make the choices that are right for them. We have already put clear calorie information on the front of every bottle, can and pack we make, and we’re providing calorie information on company-controlled vending machines. FDA’s announcement provides consumers nationwide with consistent information about the foods and beverages they consume outside the home.”more
Dr. Maia M. Jack Joins The American Beverage Association As Vice President Of Science And Regulatory Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today named Maia M. Jack, Ph.D., as vice president of science and regulatory affairs for the association.more
American Beverage Association Responds To Unpublished Analysis Of Poison Control Center Data On Energy Drinks
“This abstract has not been published and therefore the authors’ full methodology and analysis is not available for review. In the past, various experts have raised concerns regarding misinterpretation and inherent limitations of data from National Poison Data System when it comes to Energy Drinks. Based on the most recent government data reported in the journal Pediatrics, children under 12 have virtually no caffeine consumption from energy drinks.more
ABA President and CEO Susan Neely Recognized As One Of Washington Business Journal's "2014 Women Who Mean Business"
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), was recognized by the Washington Business Journal last evening as one of this year’s 25 “Women Who Mean Business.” Neely is profiled in today’s edition of the Washington Business Journal.
ChaiElixir saw early potential in sparkling teasChaiElixir launched its sparkling chai beverage in September, and the brand expects to be in 300 stores by the first quarter of next year. Founder Wonny Kim took a risk putting production in place before the demand for sparkling tea had grown, but he said Pepsi's planned launch of a sparkling tea indicates that there is potential in the category. FoodNavigator (11/24)
Coca-Cola reveals plans to launch premium milkCoca-Cola is looking to launch a high-protein, lower-sugar milk later this year in the U.S. market called Fairlife, as consumers spend less on soft drinks. The premium milk brand would offer 30% more calcium than regular milk without lactose or added proteins. CBS MoneyWatch (11/24)
PepsiCo looks to protein, coconut water for growth opportunitiesPepsiCo has plans to expand beyond soda with protein drinks and low-calorie sparkling waters. Simon Lowden, chief marketing officer of Pepsi Beverages North America, said consumers can expect to see "protein as an ingredient come in across more and more beverages" and Tropicana's expansion into the sparkling water market. Lowden also said consumers "will see more news from us on coconut water next year as an ingredient across brands like Mountain Dew." The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) (11/24)
Coca-Cola United expands with properties in Ala., Ga.AL.com (Alabama) (11/24) 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.