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Soft drinks companies made big sugar reduction strides pre-levy

A new Oxford University claims that sustained pressure on business, including using fiscal measures, led to a striking reduction in the sugar content of soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018.

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Level 3 in HACCP for Food Manufacturing

22-23 January, 2020

This two-day workshop gives practical guidance on the implementation of HACCP principles as they should be applied to the manufacture of soft drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters in a factory environment as well as in general food manufacture.  

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Low & no calorie sweeteners Q&A

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Industry Initiatives

Helping consumers reduce their sugar and calorie intake

Improving the dietary health of a nation is a shared responsibility and as an industry we are already demonstrating our support for positive initiatives that encourage and improve the choices ... 

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Training specific to the needs of the industry

We ensure that our training programme remains relevant to the needs and interests of our members. Many companies use our training initiatives as part of their learning and development programmes.  Discounted rates for BSDA members, saving up to 50% on the non-member fee...

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Facts & Figures

Read the latest publications from the BSDA

Download the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Report.

Fruit Juice Guidance

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This guidance gives direction on current European & UK legislation, together with information on vegetable juices, quality, authenticity and industry terms.




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Energy Drinks

Did you know there is no more caffeine in most energy drinks than in a typical cup of coffee? 

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Planning to set up a Bottled Water plant?
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Dispense update:

Dispense Hygiene - Not optional - Essential

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CSCS cards no longer required for non construction related occupations

As part of an overall revamp of the CSCS system the occupations: Dispense Equipment Installer and Vending Machine Installer are not required to be covered by the CSCS scheme. Should you be asked to present or get a CSCS card, we advise you to direct the client to the CSCS website 

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Fruit Juice

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100% fruit juice provides essential vitamins and nutrients which is why it counts as one of your 5 a day.

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The British Soft Drinks Association is the national trade association representing the collective interests of producers and manufacturers of soft drinks including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters.

BSDA relies on the input of its members small, medium and large.  Members’ views and concerns are the drivers behind the work we do. So if you want to influence the direction and policy of your industry body, stamping your mark on the legislation governing the future of your business join us now.

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Job Board

The British Soft Drinks Association’s Job Board is where jobseekers can find the best jobs in the soft drinks and related industries.

Candidates can browse current vacancies, post an anonymous CV or create new vacancy alerts. Employers can post a vacancy or browse the CV bank to find the ideal candidate.

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