Kenya Revenue Authority introduces new excise tax on non-alcoholic beverages

KENYA – Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will be introducing new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage which is expected to in turn increase the price of bottled water by an average sh.7 per litre. The […]

Kirin Beverages launches non-alcoholic beer with fat-reducing functions

JAPAN – Kirin Beverages, Japan’s second-largest brewer has launched the Kirin Karada Free, a non-alcoholic beer with a Food with Functional Claim (FFC) label. The Kirin Karada Free is part of the brewer’s functional beer offerings […]

Fluent Beverage plans commercial launch of CBD-infused beverages in Canada

CANADA – The joint venture company between AB InBev and Tilray, Fluent Beverage Company has unveiled that it will be commercializing non-alcoholic CBD- infused drinks in Canada. Fluent Beverage plans to have the beverages on […]

Nigeria’s regulator clears NBC’s Eva bottled water safe for drinking

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared Nigerian Bottling Company’s Eva bottled water safe for consumption. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches […]

AB InBev and SA Breweries to launch alcohol-free grain snack to support farmers

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries in partnership with the parent company AB InBev are piloting a savoury, alcohol-free grain snack, made from locally grown grain to support emerging farmers and community development initiatives, reports […]

Standards and tax bodies release Coca-Cola’s US$4.8m imports after stand-off

KENYA – Coca-Cola has received clearance from both the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs), allowing the entry of its imported raw materials into the country. A Business Daily report indicates […]