BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Budweiser has vowed to appeal a U.S. court ruling that barred it from claiming Bud Light was not made from corn syrup.
Millercoors, the U.S. subsidiary of rival Molson Coors, filed a lawsuit in March after Bafta advertised during the Super Bowl criticizing Millerconson for using corn syrup in beer production.
disagreement began with three ads from Bud Light, Budweiser's beer brand, during the Super Bowl.
the ad uses the brand's witty medieval theme to highlight Miller's use of corn syrup under its brands Miller Lite and Coors Light, with the final slogan "Bud Light, corn syrup-free."
corn syrup can be added during the brewing process to raise the level of fermentable sugar.
Miller Kangsheng reiterated that it uses corn syrup instead of high fructose corn syrup, which is associated with health problems such as type 2 diabetes.
millerconsheng filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of Wisconsin, noting the difference between high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup, adding that Budweiser also uses corn syrup in some of its own products, such as Busch Light, Busch and Stella Artois Cidre.
, according to CNBC, federal judge William J. Kearney this week issued an injunction against Berwick InBose for claiming that its beer does not contain corn syrup and for using any language in its packaging that implies this.
"Given the limited sales in the light beer market, Bud Light, Miller Lite and Coors Light account for almost 100 percent of sales in the light beer market, and the same jury will find that a large portion of consumers will infer that Bud Light's main competitors contain corn syrup, especially after $100 million in television and print advertising advertising," the federal judge said in his ruling.
a spokesman for Berwick InBose, said: "Broadway Light Beer does not contain corn syrup and the brewing process is straightforward.
we look forward to defending our right to inform consumers of this fact in trials and appeals.
" Miller Coulth is resisting consumer demands for transparency in beer ingredients, but those demands will continue.
continue to lead the movement in the beer industry.
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pressure from big brewers to maintain market share as sales of mainstream U.S. beer begin to decline.
last year, spirits continued to grab market share in beer and wine, with spirits' share of the overall alcohol market rising 0.7 per cent to 37.4 per cent, according to recent figures from the Distilled Spirits Council.
the association said beer's market share in the US had fallen from 56 per cent to 45.5 per cent over the past 20 years, while that of spirits and wines had increased, from 28.2 per cent to 37.3 per cent and 15.8 per cent to 17.2 per cent, respectively.