‘It Will Just Escalate and Never Go Away.’ ‘We’re Actually Coming Around to the Notion.’
August 9, 2019
Plastic packaging waste may now pose the single-biggest risk to profitability for the global beverage industry. Some US industry leaders have suggested behind the scenes that a national per-package fee could help fund solutions faster. But would such a proposal ever fly among some of those who will be most affected – independent US Coca-Cola and PepsiCo bottlers? To find out, BD asked...
On May 31, the US Food & Drug Administration held its first public hearing on the regulation of cannabidiol, known more commonly as CBD. The ingredient is at the center of a burgeoning functional beverage category in the US and abroad. Here are the key takeaways from the FDA hearing...
Last month, Freedom Leaf Health, a publicly-traded developer of hemp-based CBD products and ingredients, announced a new water-soluble hemp extract for beverages under its IrieCBD brand. This Q&A with Garrett Wood, IrieCBD's product development and sales manager, will take the mystery out of CBD for beverages.
California Lawmakers Also Seek Host of Restrictions for Beverage Makers
March 1, 2019
A group of California lawmakers have proposed a statewide excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to help fund affordable healthcare initiatives. The move has been interpreted as retaliation for the industry’s successful maneuver last year
Plus, Reed’s Poised to Test New CBD Ginger Beer as FDA Plans New Rules
March 1, 2019
Sales of CBD-infused drinks reached $86 million in 2018 and will grow to more than $1.4 billion in 2023, Zenith Global and Beverage Digest have concluded in a joint report. Favorable federal regulation in the U.S. would...
The Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax championed by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016 has figured into a 116-count federal indictment against a local union boss and a city councilman, among others. According to the indictment unveiled on Jan. 30, John Dougherty, who ran the Local 98 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, allegedly used