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September 4, 2015
We are being inundated with stories about “studies” that make startling and contradictory claims about everyday products. Many are demonstrably false, peddled by activist groups. Still others are based on poor quality science or research aimed at frightening people about everyday foods and drinks that have never been proven to be harmful.
The Center for Accountability in Science is speaking out about it.
Joseph Perrone, chief science officer at the center, explained to The Hill that lawmakers are abandoning their duty to investigate claims against products and nutrients.
“Unfortunately, an increasing number of policymakers are turning away from sound science and embracing so-called ‘right to know’ laws that raise consumer alarm about essentially nonexistent dangers,” he said.…
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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:more
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.more
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.more
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.more
Chef, restaurateur expands line of drinking vinegars into RTD sodasChef Andy Ricker, who founded the Pok Pok chain of Thai restaurants, has teamed with Whole Foods veteran Bruce Silverman to bring the Pok Pok Som line of vinegar-based sodas to market. The soda is made with cane sugar, sea salt and citric acid and comes in turmeric, ginger, grapefruit and Thai basil flavor varieties. BevNet.com (9/3)
Blue Hill debuts savory drinkable yogurtBlue Hill is expanding on its savory yogurt concept with a drinkable version using pureed fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, carrots and beets. "We've heard from a lot of buyers that think drinkables might be a real sweet spot for this [savory yogurt] idea, and we think a lot of people will pick it up," Blue Hill President David Barber said. BeverageDaily.com (France) (9/3)
Sour flavors gain popularity with US consumersFrom kombucha to kimchi, Americans are embracing the sour side of flavor. The popularity of sour has meant embracing more international flavors, as well as an increased demand for pickled and fermented foods. Food Dive (9/3)
BeBevCo to remove artificial ingredients from Koma Unwind Liquid RelaxationDrinks Business Review (9/3) 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.