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Distillers back SWA's call to cut duty on alcohol in UK By DBR Staff Writer
Small distillers from across the UK are supporting the 'Drop the Duty!' campaign, which calls for a reduced duty on alcohol in order to facilitate the growth of the industry. This campaign is run by Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) and supported by the TaxPayers' Alliance.
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500ml cans of 9% ABV Skol Super breach alcohol responsibility rules By DBR Staff Writer
The packaging of 500ml cans of Skol Super, a 9% ABV beer produced by Carlsberg UK, have been found to encourage immoderate consumption after a ruling by the Independent Complaints Panel.
Markets & Regulations > Regulatory & Safety > News Australian scientists call for tougher regulation on use of caffeine in soft drinks By DBR Staff Writer
Australian scientists have disputed soft drink manufacturers' claim that the use of caffeine in soft drinks improves taste, and called for tigther control on its usage.
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Arran Brewery wins approval for sake brewery construction in Scotland
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Arran Brewery has secured approval from North Ayrshire Council for the construction of sake brewery in Dreghorn, which is considered to be the first of its type in Scotland.
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Putin calls for vodka price control amid falling rouble value in Russia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to control the rising prices of vodka to avoid consumption of spurious, cheaper liquor.
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European Commission to investigate proposed coffee joint venture between DEMB and Mondelez
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The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into a proposal by Douwe Egberts Master Blenders (DEMB) and Mondelēz International to merge their coffee businesses.
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Testing in China finds bacteria in purified drinking water
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The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has found that around a quarter of purified drinking water in the country is contaminated with excessive levels of bacteria.
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Danone refutes Russian minister's accusation on adulteration of dairy products
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French dairy major Danone has objected to Russian agriculture minister's charges of adulteration of its dairy products.
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New drug nalmefene approved in UK to control urge to consume alcohol
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The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has approved the use of nalmefene to help people cut down on alcohol consumption.
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Lebanon to close several dairy plants over food safety concerns
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Lebanon has announced plans to shut down several dairy factories in the country over food safety violations.
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US state of Ohio to ban sale of powdered alcohol
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The US state of Ohio has passed a bill that will impose a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol product, Palcohol, across the state as it may cause health risks on consumption.
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EU seeks easy access to Japanese beer market
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The European Union (EU) is planning to talk to Japan on opening the latter's beer market to the European countries prior to the signing of a free trade deal in 2015.
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New York signs new law for alcoholic beverage producers
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the craft beverage law to ease the restrictions imposed on alcoholic beverage producers.
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