Press releases

26 September 2017

McDonald’s backs campaign to clean up Scotland’s roads

McDonald’s has offered its support to a national campaign to clean up Scotland’s roads. Led by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, the initiative urges road users to take personal responsibility for their litter, encourag...

26 September 2017

BSDA invites discussion on the future of recycling at Labour Conference

The future of recycling was the topic of discussion at Monday evening’s Labour Party Fringe (25th September), hosted by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) and the New Statesman.  The British Soft Drinks Association detail...

05 September 2017

BSDA respond to DRS announcement in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon today has unveiled her legislative programme for the coming year, in which the First Minister confirmed the introduction of a deposit return scheme in Scotland for bottles and cans. Under such schemes, customers pay a surcha...

18 August 2017

Childhood Obesity Plan: One Year On

Today marks a year since the launch of the Government’s Childhood obesity: a plan for action, and the announcement of a Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Coming into effect from April 2018, the levy targets the only category in the food and dr...

07 August 2017

Damaging Free Radicals: the hidden dangers of exercise and the possible remedy that’s already in your fridge

Exercising generates highly unstable molecules called free radicals which attack essential lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in our body’s cells Vitamin C, found in pure orange juice, contributes to the protection of cells from oxidativ...

27 July 2017

British Dietetic Association dismiss claims that sugar consumption is linked to depression

A recent study by University Colleague London (UCL) has claimed that British men could be making themselves anxious and depressed by consuming too much sugar. The research found that men who consumed more than 67 grams of sugar per day incr...

17 July 2017

New study on sweeteners ignores existing scientific research

This week, the University of Manitoba, Canada, released a study claiming that artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. In reference to...

03 July 2017

Soft drinks industry gets behind ban on advertising to children

New rules banning ads for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in children’s non-broadcast media came into effect on Saturday 1 July. The rules apply to media targeted at under-16s and encompass online, social media, adve...

01 June 2017

Fruit juice drinkers have a lower BMI and waist circumference than non-consumers

Today, the British Fruit Juice Association announces the findings of its largest ever independent study into fruit juice. The UK Fruit Juice Health and Diet Quality Study examined six years’ worth of existing National Diet and Nutriti...

21 April 2017

It makes sense to promote sales of healthier options in hospitals but not to focus on soft drinks

Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said:  “It makes sense to promote sales of healthier options in hospitals but not to focus on soft drinks, the only food and drink category which has seen a significant reduction in consum...