Coca-Cola in the news

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by

In light of Gustavus’s decision to renew our beverage contract with the Coca-Cola company last spring, here are a couple short news updates on their activities, some good, some not so good, from The Food Institute (


Industry News

“Coca Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper will post calorie counts on vending machines ahead regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year. The American Beverage Association announced the new Calories Count Vending Program, which will be launched in municipal buildings in the cities of Chicago and San Antonio in 2013 and then made available nationwide. The Calories Count Vending Program will provide calorie information on vending machines and encourage lower-calorie beverage choices.”


Washington News

“The biggest donors against California’s measure that would require labels for genetically engineered ingredients include Monsanto, PepsiCo, Nestle, Coca-Cola and ConAgra. While some of these firms market natural or organic food brands, “large food companies have gone to great lengths to disassociate their natural/organic brands from their owners,” claimed a food-industry consultant, reported Advertising Age.”


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