Two top beer producers agree to post ingredients online
Responding to an appeal to become more transparent, top beer producers Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors have announced that will start posting the ingredients for some of their beer products online.
The online petition to the American breweries was made a blogger known as the Food Babe (VaniHari). The petition garnered as many as 40,000 supporters with 24 hours.
In the petition, Hari claimed that some producers mix additives like high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavoring in their beers. She also alleged that some breweries mix unappetizing things, such as foaming ingredient propylene glycol, in various beers.
In response to the petition, Anheuser-Busch said that consumers could already get significant information about its various beer products through its consumer hotline (1-800-DIAL-BUD) as well as its tapintoyourbeer. com website. It added that had also started working to list ingredients of its flagship beer products online.
Terri Vogt, a spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch, said, "We are beginning immediately, having incorporated this information earlier today on www. tapintoyourbeer. com for our flagship brands, Budweiser and Bud Light, and will be listing this for our other brands in the coming days."
Following suit, MillerCoors also announced that it would also post ingredients for its most popular brands online to let consumers know what they are drinking.
MillerCoors' Peter Marino said the company valued transparency and was thus very happy to comply with the blogger's request for additional information. He claimed that MillerCoors was the first alcohol company to voluntarily place a nutritional label on its Miller64 brand earlier this year.
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