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US DOJ approves Anheuser-Busch’s acquisition of SABMiller By DBR Staff Writer
Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) clearing the way for approval of its $107bn acquisition of SABMiller.
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Beer Institute announces new guidelines to promote consumer choice and transparency By DBR Staff Writer
The Beer Institute announced a new initiative that encourages its member companies to display specific consumer information on products, packaging or websites.
Markets & Regulations > Regulatory & Safety > News South Africa clears AB InBev's acquisition of SABMiller with condition By DBR Staff Writer
South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) acquisition of SABMiller clearing another hurdle in the $100bn plus deal.
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Texas Association of Business files suit in Federal Court against Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
By DBR Staff Writer
The Texas Association of Business filed a lawsuit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) in federal court to force the TABC to apply the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code in a fair, consistent and legal manner.
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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board opens enrollment for online order portal to retail licensees
By DBR Staff Writer
The Licensee Online Order Portal (LOOP), an Internet-based system developed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) that allows licensees to order wine and spirits at any time from home or office, is now available for 15,000 retail licensees to use.
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California Assembly GO Committee passes SB 819 bill to ban powdered alcohol
By DBR Staff Writer
Alcohol Justice and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) are reporting that the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee has unanimously passed SB 819.
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Warrenton and Wort Hog team up to land state-backed support for new brew-pub
By DBR Staff Writer
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced state-backed support for four economic development projects, including Wort Hog Brewing Company’s plan to build a microbrewery in Old Town Warrenton.
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UK plans to introduce tax on sugary drinks to tackle obesity
The UK government has confirmed that tax on sugary drinks is being considered as part of the government's anti-obesity strategy.
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Mother Dairy milk samples found tainted in India
By DBR Staff Writer
Mother Dairy's full cream and toned milk samples were found to contain detergent and frozen fat, according to Ghaziabad Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
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Australia calls for restrictions on Vegemite sales to tackle illegal alcohol making
By DBR Staff Writer
The government of Australia is calling on certain communities to limit the sale of Vegemite, which is being used in illegally making home-made alcohol.
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China probes distillers over tainted alcohol
By DBR Staff Writer
China has launched investigation into distillers following the reports of addition of viagra in alcohol bottles.
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Welsh government brings in draft bill to set minimum alcohol price
By DBR Staff Writer
Welsh government has unveiled plans for a new legislation that will mandate a minimum alcohol price, preventing liquor to be sold for less than 50p per unit.
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New Zealand rejects calls for tax on sugary drinks
By DBR Staff Writer
The government of New Zealand is rejecting calls for a 20% tax on fizzy soft drinks as it does not consider imposing taxes to be a feasible solution for reducing consumption.
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