Row over target for sugar in drinks
The nation's drinks lobby says the industry is on track to meet a voluntary 10% reduction in the amount of sugar in drinks by 2020, but has dismissed calls by the AMA for a sugar tax.
The Australian Beverages Council released a report from KPMG in Canberra, which showed a 7% reduction in the amount of sugar in drinks between 2015 and 2018.
CEO Geoff Parker said the reduction meant the sector was on target for a 20% reduction by 2025.
The industry pledge was made mid last year to reduce total grams of sugar per 100ml sold from 2015.
But the reduction only applies to the