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December 31, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Tully's draws 7 bidders including Starbucks
    Starbucks was one of seven entities that submitted bids last week for the assets of bankrupt Seattle-based Tully's Coffee, although the coffee giant's offer would reportedly be for only half the chain's 47 stores. The bidders will go public with their offers at a bankruptcy auction on Thursday. The Seattle Times (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New beverage line keeps flavors under its hat
    AhhMIGO natural drinks store their active ingredients in the cap until the top is pushed down, piercing the foil and releasing one of three mixes into the bottle of spring water below. The new line of drinks, which come in three flavors, can be stored for up to two years but must be consumed within 24 hours after mixing, the company says. (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health and Nutrition 
  • The science behind lactose intolerance
    Nobody knows for certain why some humans remained lactose intolerant while others evolved with a genetic mutation that allows them to digest dairy products, says evolutionary geneticist Mark Thomas. His theory centers on the idea that farmers who migrated from the Fertile Crescent to Northern Europe turned to milk for nourishment during famines, and those healthy enough to handle it eventually developed the mutation. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What's on tap for dieters in 2013?
    Low-carb and low-fat diets will give way to gluten-free eating and simpler, less processed foods this year, say registered dietitians in a recent survey from Pollock Communications. The group also agreed that adding more fruits and vegetables would be the biggest step Americans could take to improve their health. United Press International (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • Holiday food safety tips from the FDA
    The Food and Drug Administration is offering four holiday food safety tips for families and party hosts. These include separating food to avoid cross-contamination, refrigerating food after no longer than two hours, serving only pasteurized dairy products and heating liquids in recipes that use uncooked eggs to 165 degrees F to kill bacteria. Food Poisoning Bulletin (12/30) 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
  Editor's Note 
  • SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of New Year's Day, SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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