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 company has launched an Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola and Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. The products will be fully available by the end of the month, the company said. Packaging will include the red disc and colored neck band that is part of Coke’s global “One Brand” design strategy
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