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08 August 2016

Oxford Economics: Cost of saving only 5 kcals per day risks over 4,000 jobs

New report shows we will barely reduce calorie intake from soft drinks tax but will risk thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment New data by global forecasting experts, Oxford Economics, shows the soft drinks tax proposed by...

09 May 2016

Sugar intake from soft drinks is falling year on year

BSDA responds to public health campaign in Liverpool Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “If this were a genuine education campaign to reduce sugar intake then surely it would look at all sources of sugar consumption and no...

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...