Regulation & Safety

Sales of sugar-containing sports drinks facing a ban in some of Australia's leisure centres

The YMCA is now focussing on removing sugar-containing sports drinks from its establishments. ©iStock

Stopping sales of 'unhealthy soft drinks' in Australian sports centres leads to increases in purchases of healthier beverages and the same level of total dollar transactions, claims new research, with sugar-containing sports drinks now facing a ban too.

Last month the UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks was passed by parliament, and many European countries are watching developments closely as they mull over similar approaches to tackle obesity. ©iStock/SIPhotography

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

Researchers suggest caution in allowing the consumption of energy drinks in young patients with LQTS.  ©iStock

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

The consumer recall applies to only certain plastic bottles of the original PepsiCola soda. ©iStock/choness

PepsiCo issues soda recall in Michigan due to metal contamination from equipment malfunction

Mike Bradley, head of sales, Mettler-Toledo Safeline.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, has rejected plans for a soda tax. Pic: iStock

Santa Fe rejects soda tax

Minebea Intec launches Dymond Bulk X-ray inspection system. Picture: Minebea Intec.

Minebea Intec continues to expand foreign body detection products

Knauer's K-7400S Semi-Micro Osmometer

Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Although the cardiovascular safety profile of caffeine has been relatively well established, there is little published literature on the physical changes linked with multi‐ingredient energy drinks.©iStock

Energy drinks trigger ‘life threatening’ heart activity, study suggests

Counterfeit alcohol topped seizure list followed by meat and seafood. Picture: INTERPOL

Operation Opson: Counterfeit alcohol tops list

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