In recent statements, Majority Leader for the United States Senate Chuck Schumer has urged the FDA to investigate Prime drinks for their “absurd caffeine content”.
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New Food hears from the British Soft Drinks Association's Director General, Gavin Partington, as he defends the use of aspartame following criticism from two food safety experts last week.
Many newspapers reporting on the shortage highlighted the bad timing of the crisis, a season when lager and soft drink consumption is peaking due to weather conditions and a major international sporting tournament.
According to one politician, British teenagers consume nearly a bathtub of sugary drinks every year, or 234 cans using slightly more rational units. But will ramping up the cost of high-sugar drinks put fizz in the fight against childhood obesity, or will it fall flat?
11 August 2016 | By Roy Manuell
Macroeconomic and industrial forecasting experts Oxford Economics predict that the UK may put 4,000 jobs at risk in the introduction of a new sugar tax.