Latest Study on Teens and Soda is Sensational But Not Scientific

October 24, 2011

"The authors of this study failed to factor out other important considerations and, importantly, did not prove cause and effect. The fact remains that there is no scientific evidence to support that young adults who consume sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to carry a weapon or perpetrate violence. The conclusions of the authors, who surveyed less than 1,900 Boston public high school students, are not representative of the broader teen population. In a world where eight teens ages 16 to 19 die every day from motor vehicle injuries according to CDC, this study may result in false misperceptions about sugar-sweetened beverage consumption with no scientific evidence."

American Beverage Association Responds to IOM Report on Front-of-Pack Labeling

October 20, 2011

"We commend the Committee for focusing on fact-based nutrition information. We also agree that giving people more helpful information about nutrition and healthy eating is important, especially when it comes to calories and serving size. The beverage industry is already doing this with its Clear on Calories initiative, which places new calorie labels on the front of every bottle, can and pack we produce."

InterBev Acquired by NurnbergMesse North America

September 19, 2011

The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the transfer of InterBev, the non-alcoholic beverage industry's premier trade show and conference, to NürnbergMesse North America (NMNA). ABA will remain associated with InterBev through ongoing sponsorship and participation in future shows. NMNA is a U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based NürnbergMesse GmbH, one of the 20 largest trade show companies in the world with a portfolio covering 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses, including Brau Beviale, which is this year's most important capital goods exhibition for the beverage industry worldwide.

American Beverage Association Statement on NCHS Data Brief

August 31, 2011

Contrary to what may be implied by the introductory statement of this data brief that reaches back 30 years, sugar-sweetened beverages are not driving health issues like obesity and diabetes.

American Beverage Association Statement on CSPI Campaign

August 31, 2011

CSPI's campaign against sugar-sweetened beverages ignores the latest scientific evidence showing that sugar-sweetened beverages play a small and declining role in the American diet, even as obesity is increasing.

Amy E. Hancock Joins the American Beverage Association as Deputy General Counsel

August 11, 2011

Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today announced the appointment of Amy E. Hancock as Deputy General Counsel for the organization.

American Beverage Association Statement on Diet Soda Abstracts

June 29, 2011

Numerous peer-reviewed published studies have shown that diet sodas are proven to be an effective tool for weight loss and weight maintenance.

American Beverage Association Responds to New England Journal of Medicine Article

June 22, 2011

Like almost all foods, sugar-sweetened beverages are a source of calories. But when it comes to weight gain, there is nothing unique about those calories, which account for only about 7 percent of the calories in the average American's diet according to a National Cancer Institute analysis of government data.

American Beverage Association Responds to AAP Clinical Report

May 30, 2011

In response to "Clinical Report-Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Children and Adolescents: Are They Appropriate?," a study to be published in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics, Dr. Maureen Storey, senior vice president of science policy for the American Beverage Association, issued the following statement:

American Beverage Association Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

May 12, 2011

The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are: Kirk Tyler, president, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Matthew Dent, president and chief operating officer, Buffalo Rock Company.