EU Council Bans Sale Of Fruit Juices With Added Sugar

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 10:30 PM EST) -- The Council of the European Union has voted to ban the marketing or sale of fruit juices that contain added sugar in EU member states in order to protect consumers' health and ensure fair trade practices, the council announced Thursday.

EU members will have 18 months from the time the directive becomes official, which is slated to be in June, to enact the new provisions as national law, according to a statement.

The Council noted in a statement that the directive incorporates the current industry practice...
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