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The European Snacks Association (ESA) has backed the final regulation on smoke flavorings that will become EU law tomorrow, after an exposure review found no health concerns.
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US analyst Bonnie Herzog predicts that diet soda sales declines could fuel a 15-20% drop in overall US carbonated soft drink sales by 2020 but believes Coke is best-positioned to ride out the storm.
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Mondelez International has launched its candy brand Sour Patch Kids as a gum product under its Stride portfolio – a deft move, according to an analyst.
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