It has come to our attention that there is an entity that has been responding to some of our articles reporting on the contents and poisons that are in sodas and other beverages. This entity, the American Beverage Association, is a lobby organization funded by beverage companies. Its charter seems to be to promote their member’s products regardless of whether the “studies” they cite are sound or not. The responses appear to be canned and amount to spam from a paid shill for the company. Although they have a “.ORG” web address, they are by no means to the benefit of the public, but are a company paid by their members to promote products and product safety, and to lobby our representatives by bribing them in any quasi-legal manner to obtain their end results – to quell opinion and decision that might hurt their corporate profits. I have warned the shill posting comments from this company, and if their spamming continues, we will ban them. Here is a list of their “members”:
ABARTA Beverage Group
Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Acadiana Bottling Company, Inc.
Admiral Beverage Corporation
Ale-8-One of America, Inc.
All Market, Inc./Vita Coco
Allen Beverages, Inc.
Aquarain Drinks, Inc.
Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Bernick’s Beverages & Vending
Beverage Distribution Center Inc.
Big Geyser, Inc. (NIDA)
Big Red, Inc.
Big Springs, Inc.
Bink’s Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Bremerton Bottling Co., Inc.
Britvic North America LLC
Brood Soda LLC
Buffalo Rock Company
CPF/Northeast Hot Fill Co-Ops
Carolina Beverage Corporation
Carolina Beverage Group
Cawy Bottling Company, Inc.
Clark Beverage Group, Inc.
Clinton’s Ditch Cooperative Company, Inc.
Coastal Beverage Company
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Columbus, IN, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Fort Smith
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Glasgow
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of International Falls
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hot Springs, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Kokomo, Indiana, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Minden, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Pottsville
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Winona
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Yakima & Tri-Cities
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola of Southern Utah
Cooper Tea Company
Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc.
Corwin Beverage Company
The Dad’s Root Beer Co., LLC
Davis Beverage Group
Double-Cola Co. – USA
Dr Pepper – 7UP Bottling Co. of The West
Dr Pepper-Royal Crown Bottling Company
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Drink Blocks LLC
Dublin Bottling Works, Inc.
Durango Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Epic Enterprises, Inc.
Fitzgerald Brothers Beverages, Inc.
G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.
Geneva Club Beverage Co., Inc.
The Gillette Group, Inc.
Glendive Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc.
Green Bay Seven-Up Bottling Company, Inc.
Gulf States Canners, Inc.
Harbor Pacific Bottling Company, Inc.
Honest Tea, Inc.
Hydrive Energy Company LLC
ITO EN (North America) INC.
Idaho Beverages, Inc.
Jefferson City Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Kalil Bottling Co.
Kingston-Miami Trading Company
L & E Bottling Company, Inc.
Lakeside Bottling Company
Long Island Brand Beverages LLC
Love Bottling Company
The Made-Rite CompanyManhattan Special Btlg. Corp.
Magnolia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc.
Manhattan Special Bottling Corporation
Marvelus Beverage Group, LLC
Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Mid-Continent Coca-Cola Bottling Group, Inc.
Mid-Wisconsin Beverage, Inc.
Middle Tennessee Dr Pepper Bottling Company, Inc.
Middlesboro Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc.
Monster Beverage Corporation
Nackard Bottling Company
National Fruit Flavor Co., Inc.
Nehi Bottling Company of Cleveland
Nei Bottling, Inc.
Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
Newberry Bottling Company, Inc.
The Odom Corporation
O.N.E. World Enterprises
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC
Pepsi Northwest Beverages, LLC
PepsiCo Americas Beverages
Pepsi-Cola Bottlers of Logansport
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Billings
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Brookfield, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Corbin, Kentucky, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Davenport
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Decatur, Alabama, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Hastings, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Hickory, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of McAlester
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Marysville
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Pipestone
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Roxboro, NC, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Yakima
Pepsi-Cola Bottlers of Logansport
Pepsi-Cola of Florence LLC
Pepsi-Cola of Greenville
Pepsi-Cola, Dr Pepper Bottling Company, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Memphis Bottling Company, Inc.
Portland Bottling Company
Quail Mountain, Inc.dba Pepsi-Cola-Klamath Falls
Red Bull North America, Inc.
Refreshment Services, Inc.
Rock Hill Coca-Cola Btlg. Co.
Royal Crown Bottling Corp.
Rudisa Beverages and Juices N.V.
SBI Pepsi/Stueber’s Beverages, Inc.
Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc.
Sanford Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc.
Savia USA, LLC
Seneca Wholesale Company, Inc.
Seven-Up Bottling Company of Watertown, Inc.
Seven-Up Bottling Company of West Bend, WI
Sprecher Brewing Co., Inc.
Streva Distributing Company of New Iberia, Inc.
Sun Drop Bottling Co., Inc.
Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
Swire Coca-Cola, USA
Tampico Beverages Inc.
Temple Bottling Company, Ltd.
Tipp Distributors, Inc. dba Novamex
Turbo Energy Drink, LLC
Tyler Beverages, Inc.
Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC
Varni Brothers Corporation
Varsity Beverage Company
Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Walton Beverage Company
Weinstein Beverage Co., Inc.
XL Energy Drink Corp.
ZICO Beverages LLC