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Diageo, United Spirits deal under OFT scanner
By DBR Staff Writer
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the UK competition regulator, is to carry out a consultation process ‘invitation to comment’ to ascertain that the deal between Diageo and United Spirits does not violate any competition rules and to find out the impact of deal on spirits market.
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UK to shelve minimum pricing for alcohol
By DBR Staff Writer
The UK government is likely to scrap the plan to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in England and Wales, and instead target loss-leader deals.
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Hong Kong likely to lift baby milk powder exports limit in October
By DBR Staff Writer
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government is likely to lift restrictions imposed on the exports of baby milk powder in October 2013.
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FDA proposes new arsenic level for apple juice
By DBR Staff Writer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed an action level of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic, a carcinogen, in apple juice, in response to pressure from consumer groups worried about the contaminant’s effects on children.
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Nevada court protects wine suppliers from illegal gray-market merchandise
By DBR Staff Writer
An eight member Clark County District Court jury of Nevada has helped wine suppliers by upholding the state’s strict liquor laws and penalizing two Los Angeles-based import companies for illegal gray-market merchandise.
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Defra introduces Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap in UK
By DBR Staff Writer
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), in conjunction with the soft drinks industry, trade associations and WRAP, has launched Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap (SDSR).
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Canada to create new standard for Icewine
By DBR Staff Writer
The Government of Canada is planning to come up with new regulatory amendments for Icewine production.
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Mavis Bank Coffee Factory gets FDA approval
By DBR Staff Writer
Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (MBCF), a Jamaica-based coffee processor, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue to export its Blue Mountain Coffee to the US.
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India to lower customs duties on wines, spirits from European Union
By DBR Staff Writer
India is considering to lower customs duties on wines and spirits bought from the European Union to 40% from the current 150% under a bilateral free trade agreement being negotiated between the two.
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China recognizes Champagne geographical indication
By DBR Staff Writer
China has officially recognized the geographical origin (AOC) of Champagne, following a request from the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).
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ACS asks UK government to build future alcohol strategy on partnership
By DBR Staff Writer
Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), an England-based company that represents over 33,500 convenience stores, has asked government, local authorities, non-government organizations and industry to focus on partnership for future alcohol strategy.
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FDA warns against Juices Incorporated drinks consumption
By DBR Staff Writer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to avoid juice products or other beverages from New York-based Juices Incorporated due to the presence of Clostridium botulinum.
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SWA to appeal against Scotland court decision on alcohol MUP
By DBR Staff Writer
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which represents the Scotch whiskey industry, is to appeal against the Scotland Court of Session for rejecting their petition to review the Scotland government’s plan to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in the country.
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Wines, spirits tax hike to wipe out benefits for pubs, bars: WSTA
By DBR Staff Writer
The increase in wines and spirits tax is set to wipe out the benefits of pubs and bars from the beer tax cut and affect women, who prefer wines and spirits over beer, according to a new analysis by UK-based organization for the wine and spirit industry - Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).
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Synutra gets Chinese approval for $118m powdered milk plant construction in France
By DBR Staff Writer
Synutra International, a US-based firm that operates infant formula business in China, has obtained approvals from China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and its Ministry of Commerce (MC) to establish a $118m new drying facility in Carhaix, France.
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