Press releases

16 March 2016

Response to the proposed Soft Drinks Levy

NEWS RELEASE Gavin Partington, Director General, BSDA comments: “We are extremely disappointed by the Government’s decision to hit the only category in the food and drink sector which has consistently reduced sugar intake i...

20 February 2016

The sugar content of all soft drinks is clearly stated on the label

BSDA responds to the Local Government Association’s call for teaspoon labels on carbonated soft drinks Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “Full nutritional labelling, including sugar content, is on the pack of al...

19 February 2016

This hypothetical study ignores real-world evidence

BSDA responds to Cancer Research UK and UK Health Forum’s modelling study on a soft drinks tax. Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “The hypothetical claims made in this modelling study run contrary to real-world...