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

South Africa's planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they're grappling with are whether the country needs a tax and how effective it will be.

Dietary intake of added sugars has increased dramatically worldwide during the past few decades, coinciding with increases in obesity and noncommunicable diseases. About 75% of all processed foods and beverages contain added sugar in the United States.

Implementation of evidence-based interventions to control obesity is regarded as a public health priority. In this working paper, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evidence of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes, nutrition labeling, advertising bans on unhealthy food, and school-based interventions are reviewed.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Toxic Elements in Soft Drinks, 29/11/2016. Samples of food items are picked up for testing and analysis by the State/UT Food Safety Departments from time to time. Separate data about samples of soft drinks having been tested/found not conforming to specified standards, has not been compiled centrally.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Harmful Toxic Chemicals in Cold and Energy Drinks, 29/11/2016. Standards for carbonated beverages (non-alocoholic) have been prescribed in regulation 2.10.6 of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

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