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Non-alcoholic drinks industry leads the way in reducing sugar consumption

9 June 2021

WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021, SYDNEY: Australian producers of non-alcoholic drinks are leading the rest of the shopping trolley in giving consumers better choices to reduce consumption of sugar, and proposals to introduce a sugar tax to address obesity is a last century solution to a modern-day problem. “Calls today by the AMA for a tax […]

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Victoria Announces Container Deposit Scheme Model

14 April 2021

WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL 2021, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council [ABCL] welcomes today’s announcement and progress made in the design and development of Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). With the announcement today by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio of a split responsibility CDS model, the government moves closer to the implementation of […]

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Health Star Rating Lets Down Juice Industry

12 February 2021

Friday 12 February 2021, Sydney: The Australian Beverages Council is disappointed in the decision by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation today to ignore the value of juice with no added sugar in the Australian diet. The vote to award juice between 2.5 – 4 stars is likely to impact the […]

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Supporting a Balanced Health Star Rating

1 December 2020

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 09:00 AM, SYDNEY: The ABCL welcomes the announcement by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) to postpone a decision on altering juice with no added sugar’s Health Star Rating (HSR) and continue its review. The ABCL continues to support an evidence-based review approach as the Forum […]

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Water bottling industry found highly compliant by NRAR.

26 November 2020

The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has reported 92% compliance with NSW water laws across the water bottling industry. NRAR visited 53 approval holders this year with inspections spanning the Southern Highlands, Lithgow, Oberon, Hawkesbury, the Northern Rivers and the Central Coast. The findings have been positively received with NRAR’s Director of Regional Water Regulation […]

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Leading drinks companies cut sugar by 12% in second major progress report on industry sugar reduction pledge

30 October 2020

Non-alcoholic drinks industry announces progress toward 2025 sugar reduction target Friday, 30 October 2020, 09:00AM, SYDNEY: Australia’s largest beverage companies have marked a major milestone by announcing a 12 per cent reduction* in sugar, in the second progress report on the beverage industry’s flagship pledge. In June 2018, with the support of the Minister for […]

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