Sugar taxes have continued to gain momentum in 2017, but the introduction of new legislation is rarely straight-forward. We take a look at countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been making headlines this year.
Despite industry efforts to reformulate energy drinks, the levels of sugar and caffeine per serving exceed a child’s maximum daily recommendation for sugar intake, according to findings by Action on Sugar.
Israel-based Salt of the Earth expanding distribution of its Mediterranean Umami flavouring, a product that the company says can help companies in their reformulation efforts by “heightening” taste perceptions of salt – and possibly even sugar.
Soft drinks company Britvic says the introduction of sugar taxes in the UK and Ireland will bring ‘a high level of uncertainty’, but believes it is well prepared thanks to innovations in low and no calorie beverages.
The demand for healthy and natural products has led to the adoption of plant-based sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit, with these natural sweeteners offering 200 to 300 times the sweetening power of processed sugar. In this guest article, Ravi Chawat...
Birch water start-up TAPPED is expanding its business in the UK with the support of PepsiCo’s innovation programme, the Nutrition Greenhouse. TAPPED founder Paul Lederer speaks to us about how he plans to drive the company – and category – forward.
Imposing taxes on high fat and sugar foods will improve children's diets, the British Psychological Society (BPS) said this week, highlighting the need for government intervention in food reformulation and education.