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January 28, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Coke CEO talks social media, taxes
    In an interview with Fox Business Network, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said he doesn't use Facebook, but he recognizes that consumers communicating through social media "is the key in how you actually shape motivation of consumers and how you shape your brand in a positive manner and how you succeed in this world today." He also spoke in favor of fiscal reform for the U.S., and said he has not yet seen any change from the payroll tax increase. FoodNavigator (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Champion taps Kyowa Hakko for functional ingredient
    Champion Nutrition is using a functional ingredient developed by Kyowa Hakko in its Invigorate sports drink, said to provide performance-improving hydration. The ingredient, Sustamine, "can improves the intake of nutrients in your GI tract" said Karen Todd, marketing director for the ingredients firm. FoodNavigator (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Study: Produce consumption can improve mood
    A study in the Journal of Health Psychology found that people reported feeling more calm, happy and energetic on the days they ate more fruits and vegetables. Lead researcher Dr. Tamlin Conner said young people can reap positive emotional effects by consuming seven or eight servings of fruits and vegetables per day. NutraIngredients (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Amcor moves bottle making to larger site
    Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its bottle-making operation, moving from a 168,000-square-foot location to a new 500,000-square-foot facility in Orlando, Fla. The larger site will add 29 jobs, eliminate the need for three off-site warehouses, and increase production of hot fill and cold fill PET bottles. DairyReporter.com (France) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kellogg executive talks "unsaleables"
    "Unsaleable" packages, which are shipped to retailers but then can't be sold, must be taken into account as part of waste reduction and sustainability, said Gary Piwko, Kellogg's director of remarketing and returns management. He said the company conducts week-long audits, which "provide data and measure performance relating to unsaleables, which gives us direction on where improvements are needed across Kellogg and our retail customer supply chains." Packaging Digest (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • FSA rule change: Fewer inspections for food-makers with good records
    Food-makers with good hygiene records will be subject to fewer inspections from local authorities, under new rules from the Food Standards Agency. "Smarter enforcement of regulation will spare firms from unnecessary red tape while ensuring that regulators will concentrate their efforts where they are most needed to protect consumers and drive up standards," said business and enterprise minister Michael Fallon. FoodNavigator (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ABA News 
  • The ABA tweets: Follow us on Twitter
    Now you can follow the ABA on Twitter! We keep you updated daily on the latest beverage industry news and bring you the information you need. Follow us today @Ameribev. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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