Is sugar tax doing its work already?

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There are more signs that the heavily contested proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is starting to effect change as the soft drink industry fights it tooth and nail.

Coca-Cola Beverages SA this week presented its various imminent reformulations and product size reductions at a hearing before Parliament’s standing committee on finance.

By the end of the year, 330ml cans will be displaced by 300ml versions and 500ml bottles by 440ml ones, while sizes above 2 litres will disappear.

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