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FDA Rejects Petition to Change Name of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted by Ray Latif at 2:51 PM on May 31, 2012

FDA Rejects Petition to Change Name of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Corn refiners suffered a defeat yesterday as the FDA rejected an industry petition to rename high-fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” on nutritional labels. The Corn Refiners Association (CRA), sought the name change as part of an effort to reverse years of controversy and negative publicity about the health effects of the sweetener. However, the FDA decided that “corn sugar” does not “accurately identify or describe the basic nature of the food or its characterizing properties.”



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Review: Q Kola

Posted by BevNET.com Staff at 1:03 PM on May 31, 2012

Review: Q Kola

Q Kola, which is from the makers of Q Tonic, is a super premium cola that comes in a beautiful looking 8 ounce glass bottle. Q Kola is made with top notch flavors and it’s definitely the company’s best tasting product to date.…



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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Enacts Soda Ban; ABA Promises “Full Court Press”

Posted by Jeffrey Klineman at 1:00 PM on May 31, 2012 | 1 comments

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Enacts Soda Ban; ABA Promises “Full Court Press”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially proposed the ban during a City Hall briefing this morning, but word leaked out last night, at which time the ABA sent an e-mail to members stating it would “challenge this latest example of government overreach.”



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BevNET Live: Live Video Stream Announced; Event to Feature Audience Voting

Posted by John Craven at 10:13 AM on May 31, 2012

BevNET Live: Live Video Stream Announced; Event to Feature Audience Voting

BevNET will be returning to New York City for its seventh sold out BevNET Live Conference on June 4 & 5 and will once again be offering a free live video stream of the event. Video will be broadcast from the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan between 8:30am EST and 5:30PM EST on both Monday & Tuesday and can be accessed by visiting the BevNET.com web site on the day of the event. In addition, viewers will have the opportunity to vote on brands participating in the New Beverage Showdown 3 Wildcard Round on Monday afternoon.



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