American Beverage Association – Paid Shills?

sweetmiseryIt 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.

BigFoot Beverages

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

(Pepsi-Cola Bottlers)

Carolina Beverage Corporation

Carolina Beverage Group

Cawy Bottling Company, Inc.

Celsius, Inc.

Chesterman Company

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 Enterprises

Coca-Cola Americas

Coca-Cola of Southern Utah

Cooper Tea Company

Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc.

Corwin Beverage Company

Cott Corporation

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.

FreshForward Beverages

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.

Halmor Corporation

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

Jugular, Inc.

Kalil Bottling Co.

Kingston-Miami Trading Company

Kraft Foods

L & E Bottling Company, Inc.

Lakeside Bottling Company

Lehrkind’s Inc.

LinPepCo Partnership

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

McDaid’s Beverages

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.

NaughTeas, LLC

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

PepsiCo Foodservice

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.

Polar Beverages

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.

ROCKSTAR, Inc.

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.

Wilson Corporation

Wis-Pak, Inc.

XL Energy Drink Corp.

ZICO Beverages LLC

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