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Premium soft drinks is a particularly attractive opportunity, says Britvic Pic:getty/romanlsaykov

Christmas soft drink demand is set to soar, predicts Britvic

By Rachel Arthur

As people aim to reduce their alcohol consumption, almost half of UK consumers are planning to buy more soft drinks this Christmas, according to Britvic, which is advising operators to prepare for a boom in soft drinks.

Slovenia wants to limit trans fat levels in packaged foods ©iStock

Slovenia plans action on trans fats

By Katy Askew

Slovenia became the latest European country to move against trans fats in processed foods when it introduced a decree that aims to provide maximum levels for trans fatty acids (TFAs).

France plans sliding scale for sugar tax ©piotr_malczyk/iStock

Industry hits out at ‘scapegoating’ as France amends sugar tax

By Katy Askew

Sugar industry body CEDUS Le Sucre has attacked what it described as “unacceptable” and “damaging” moves from the French government to “scapegoat” the sugar industry as legislators put in place moves to amend the country’s sugar tax.

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