Beverage Digest

Bottle tops of Coca-Cola 8 oz. bottles are shown in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Coke to defend safety of aspartame in new ad

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners on Wednesday, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda. The […]

08/13/2013

Monster Khaos and Rockstar high-energy drinks

Monster changes label to qualify as ‘drink’

NEW YORK (AP) — Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal guidelines the drinks must follow.

02/13/2013

Gatorade

Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink in response to customer complaints.

01/25/2013

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ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young man stumbled into the emergency room late one night after a house party, saying his heart wouldn’t stop pounding and he could barely breathe after downing liquor mixed with energy drinks.

01/16/2013

US senators call on FDA to act on energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators on Friday again called on federal regulators to close what they say are loopholes that allow energy-drink makers to sell products with additives and high levels of caffeine […]

10/26/2012

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