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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.
Markets & Regulations > Regulatory & Safety > News 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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Maternal Science recalls healthy mama Boost It Up! Drink over mislabeling
By DBR Staff Writer
Maternal Science is voluntarily recalling healthy mama Boost It Up! Drink in the US as it contains whey protein isolate (milk) that is not mentioned on the packaging.
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Postobon receives consent to produce Heineken beer in Colombia
By DBR Staff Writer
Soft drinks company Postobon has received approval from Colombia's financial regulator to produce and sell Heineken beer in the country, under a partnership with Heineken's Chilean affiliate Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU).
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Beer Institute supports bipartisan bill, urges vote
By DBR Staff Writer
The American beer industry welcomed bipartisan legislation introduced today to comprehensively reform the federal beer tax imposed on brewers and beer importers.
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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.
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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
By DBR Staff Writer
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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