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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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San Francisco votes in favor of health warnings on sugary drinks ads By DBR Staff Writer
San Francisco supervisors have voted in favor of a package of ordinances which will require health warnings on ads for sugary sodas.
Markets & Regulations > Regulatory & Safety > News Over 20 health organisations resign from EU Alcohol and Health Forum By DBR Staff Writer
Over 20 public health bodies have resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum as the European Commission refused to establish a new EU Alcohol Strategy.
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Alcohol sales banned at Miami Beach after 2am
By DBR Staff Writer
Miami Beach commissioners have approved a ban on the sale of alcohol at late night sidewalk cafes from 2am to 8am.
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Health Canada considers removal of fruit juices from nutrition guide
By DBR Staff Writer
Health Canada is contemplating to remove fruit juices from the category of healthy dietary choices under Canada's Food Guide as juices increasingly come under the scanner for promoting obesity.
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Wine Institute appeals Congress to act regarding COOL retaliation
By DBR Staff Writer
In the wake of WTO claim, Wine Institute, along with the wine industry, has urged the Congress to act to prevent COOL retaliation.
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California rejects soda tax
By DBR Staff Writer
In a latest loss of face for public health advocates, California lawmakers have rejected a proposed tax on sodas and other sugary beverages.
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Massachusetts regulator accuses Craft Beer Guild over pay-to-play probe
By DBR Staff Writer
Massachusetts regulator Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has charged craft wholesaler Craft Beer Guild over pay-to-play probe.
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European Parliament to consider sticking calorie labels on alcohol
By DBR Staff Writer
The European Parliament is pondering over mandatory calorie labeling on all alcoholic drinks.
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Lactalis gets Brazilian regulators’ approval to buy BRF's dairy units
By DBR Staff Writer
French dairy group Lactalis has got approval from Brazilian antitrust authority to purchase the dairy units of food processor BRF SA in a deal worth $594m.
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French National Assembly votes for ban on unlimited refills of soft drinks
By DBR Staff Writer
The French National Assembly has voted in favor of a ban on unlimited refills of sugary drinks at fast food chains and stores, as part of its efforts to tackle growing obesity levels.
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UK Chancellor reduces cider and spirits duty by 2% and freezes wine duty
By DBR Staff Writer
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has cut duty on spirits and cider by 2% and froze duty on wine and slashed the price of beer by a penny a pint for the third year now.
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House of Lords urges EU to effectively combat alcohol-related harm
By DBR Staff Writer
A House of Lords committee has urged the European Union (EU) to implement tighter regulations on taxation and labeling in order to combat alcohol-related harm.
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