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Keith Nuthall

Articles by Keith Nuthall

China Huiyuan Juice Group hives off troublesome units 2 July 2015

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.


The DG of the World Health Organization has recommended a regulatory approach to full-sugar soft drinksWorld Health Organization calls for full-sugar soft drinks regulations 24 June 2015

The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accused the marketing of full-sugar non-alcoholic beverages of being one of the main contributors to rising child obesity around the world, especially in developing countries.


The Cuban government has restated its plea for Havana Club to be sold in the USCuban government makes Havana Club plea to US 22 June 2015

The Cuban government has called on the United States to allow the Franco-Cuban Havana Club Holding to sell its product into America, claiming that the import ban continues to breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.


Canada plans surtax on US wine imports 11 June 2015

The Canadian government has released plans to impose a 100% surtax on American wine imports in retaliation to US measures on meat and livestock.


The European Food Safety Authority handed down the caffeine recommendation last weekEFSA sets safe standards for caffeine consumption 1 June 2015

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that single doses of caffeine of up to 200mg from all sources, including from energy drinks and cola, do not raise concerns for human health.


OECD report calls for increased prices in battle against alcohol abuse 14 May 2015

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) has said that increasing alcohol prices through taxes and minimum prices may help "tackle the heavy cost of harmful drinking".


Health ministers from European Union member states met in Riga earlier this weekEuropean Union readies new alcohol harm reduction policy 24 April 2015

European Union health ministers have agreed the development of a new policy for reducing alcohol-related harm.


Could all alcohol sold in the European Union soon carry calorie-count information?European committee calls for calorie labels on alcohol products 7 April 2015

All alcohol containers sold in the European Union should display calorie information, according to a parliamentary committee in the politico-economic bloc.


Small cider producers in the UK would be affected by the moveEC aims to clamp down on UK cider tax exemption 3 March 2015

The European Commission has threatened legal action against the UK government, demanding that it scraps rules exempting from excise duty the sale of cider and perry made by small producers.


Spanish liqueur Pacharan faces new EU marketing rules 13 February 2015

The European Commission has amended European Union (EU) marketing rules for Spanish sloe-flavoured liqueur Pacharán by insisting that a generic description is used when the product is made outside of Spain.


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