COVID-19 guidance

  • Businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible
  • If someone becomes unwell in the workplace with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they should be sent home and advised to follow the advice to stay at home

EU address requirements

Please follow this link for a factsheet focused on the specific requirement for FBOs to have either an EU or Northern Ireland establishment address on their packaging labels following the end of the Brexit transition period.

Low & no calorie sweeteners Q&A

All you need to know about low & no calorie sweeteners Find out more

Industry Initiatives

Helping consumers reduce their sugar and calorie intake

Improving the dietary health of a nation is a shared responsibility. As an industry we have demonstrated our support for positive initiatives that encourage and improve the choices on offer to consumers.

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Training specific to the needs of the industry

We ensure that our training programme remains relevant to the needs and interests of our members. Many companies use our training initiatives as part of their learning and development programmes.  Discounted rates are available for BSDA members, saving up to 50% on the non-member fee.

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Fruit Juice Guidance

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This guidance gives direction on current European & UK legislation, together with information on vegetable juices, quality, authenticity and industry terms.




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Energy Drinks

Did you know there is no more caffeine in most energy drinks than in a typical cup of coffee? 

More information about energy drinks


Planning to set up a bottled water plant?

Here's a Factsheet listing what you need to know.

Dispense update

Dispense Hygiene

BSDA hygiene poster


CSCS cards no longer required for non-construction-related occupations

As part of an overall revamp of the CSCS system, the occupations Dispense Equipment Installer and Vending Machine Installer are not required to be covered by the CSCS scheme. Should you be asked to present or get a CSCS card, we advise you to direct the client to the CSCS website.

Further information for members



The British Soft Drinks Association is the national trade association representing the collective interests of producers and manufacturers of soft drinks including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters.

BSDA relies on the input of its members small, medium and large.  Members’ views and concerns are the drivers behind the work we do. So, if you want to influence the direction and policy of your industry body, stamping your mark on the legislation governing the future of your business join us now.

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