Press releases

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 dismisses claims that sugar consumption is linked to depression

A recent study by University College 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 increa...

17 July 2017

New study on sweeteners ignores existing scientific research

This week, the University of Manitoba, Canada, released a study claiming 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 the...

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 1 July. The rules apply to media targeted at under 16s and encompass online, social media, advergames an...

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...

11 April 2017

Soft drinks industry welcomes National Litter Strategy

Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “We welcome the Government’s National Litter Strategy. "As an industry we want to work with the Government to deliver it, which is why we are currently reviewing what steps the...

08 March 2017

BSDA responds to Spring Budget 2017

Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “Given current increases in cost of goods, we're surprised the Treasury wishes to put more pressure on businesses and raise prices for hard-pressed consumers. “It's also ironic...

01 December 2016

BSDA pledges to 'Keep Scotland Beautiful'

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has launched its national campaign to clean up Scotland’s roadsides – Give Your Litter a Lift – with the full support of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). With 88% of...

09 September 2016

Latest Government data shows 8% reduction in sugar intake from soft drinks

BSDA’s response to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey by Public Health England published today. Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “We are pleased that the latest NDNS data shows a decline of over...

17 August 2016

BSDA's response to the Soft Drinks Tax Consultation and the Childhood Obesity Strategy

BSDA’s response to the Government’s Soft Drinks Tax Consultation and the Childhood Obesity Strategy Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “Given the economic uncertainty our country now faces we’re disa...