Research organisation gives suggestions to food safety authority on draft regulations

Partly inconsistent findings from previous reviews have fueled discussions on the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on obesity development. The aim was to systematically review the recent evidence in children and adults. Methods: Data were retrieved from the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane library for the period January 2013 to October 2015. A systematic review of prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) relating SSBs to weight measures was conducted.

Move over, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Business Unity SA (Busa) and the South African Sugar Association (Sasa) have agreed that the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Large socio-economic disparities exist in US dietary habits and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. While economic incentives have demonstrated success in improving dietary choices, the quantitative impact of different dietary policies on CVD disparities is not well established. We aimed to quantify and compare the potential effects on total CVD mortality and disparities of specific dietary policies to increase fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and reduce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in the US.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of The Malt Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs Haryana State Pollution Control Board dated 19/04/2017 regarding directions passed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board for the inclusion of malting industry into entry 19 of the red list (industrial sectors having Pollution Index score of 60 and above) drawn up for the purpose of regulating the consent to establish and consent to operate, granted by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board on 7th March, 2014.

Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) meant to improve health and raise revenue are being adopted, yet evaluation is scarce. This study examines the association of the first penny per ounce SSB excise tax in the United States, in Berkeley, California, with beverage prices, sales, store revenue/consumer spending, and usual beverage intake.

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In a number of cases, the companies have either questioned the test procedure or have asked for re-analysis of the samples.

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan proposed a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages‚ as part of government’s efforts to tackle obesity.

Lagos — Ahead of the 2017 Drinktec, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry taking place in Munich Germany from September 11 to 25, it has been revealed that Nigeri

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