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January 21, 2013
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  Industry News 
Financing and the latest industry trends
How much will consumer concerns about the overall economy continue to impact commodities? Is the USDA raising or lowering production estimates for 2013? Learn about these key developments, GE Capital's industry financing trends and more. Download GE's latest food & beverage Industry Research Update now.
  Health and Nutrition 
  • High-protein launches gain muscle
    The U.S. is the strongest market for high-protein products, accounting for 19% of launches worldwide, according to Mintel. "Americans are looking for protein to aid in satiety, weight management and to boost muscle recovery and build muscle after a workout, making protein appeal to a broad audience in a great number of usage occasions," said Nirvana Chapman, an analyst for global food-science trends. Progressive Grocer (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Group looks at full-wrap recycling
    Eastman Chemical has convened a consortium of about 30 companies to look at the issue of how best to recycle PET bottles with full-wrap labels. "We thought it was time a group formed to collaboratively discuss the challenges and work toward holistic, win-win solutions for everyone, including those companies that process and recycle containers," said Holli Whitt of Eastman Chemical. Packaging World online (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Isopure ads star "real people"
    A campaign for sports drink Isopure features print and online ads showing how people who are not professional athletes have used the drinks to improve their lives. The six people, chosen through a nationwide casting call, include a female amateur boxer and a motivational speaker who talks about combating childhood obesity. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • ABA pushes back on energy drink report
    The ABA is condemning a report from the Drug Abuse Warning Network that says emergency room visits because of energy drinks have more than doubled since 2007, to 20,783 in 2011. "We don't know how many of these people had pre-existing conditions, or whether people who said they had just been drinking energy drinks had in fact also been taking other substances," said ABA public relations director Christopher Gindlesperger. Meanwhile, three lawmakers have sent letters to energy drink companies requesting information about the drinks’ ingredients. (1/17), FoodNavigator (1/16), CSP (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Editorial: Food safety rules deserve approval
    The food safety rules recently released for public comment would close holes in the current system but require payments from farms and food plants. The cost will likely be passed on to consumers, but the resulting improvements in food safety are worth the added expense, the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board writes. San Francisco Chronicle (1/18) 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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