Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Regulations and standards are of growing importance for the booming non-alcoholic beverage industry. We offer the following systems to assist your Research, Development and Marketing:




There is now a new topic in gComply, “Beverage standards Profiles”.

What is a beverage standard profile (BSP)?

A beverage standard profile or BSP, is a summary document which lists the 12 key categories of non-alcoholic beverages and the associated regulatory citations associated with them.  The listed citations are live links to the source documents in gComply.

What are the 12 categories covered by the BSP?

  • Coffees – This includes subtopics such as decaffeinated coffees and Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Coffees
  • Dairy-Based Beverages – Includes also fermented milk beverages and non-fermented milk beverages
  • Energy Drinks
  • Sports Drinks – includes electrolyte drinks as well.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Juice-Based Beverages – also includes fruit juices and nectars and vegetable juices.
  • Plant-Based Beverages – Includes cereal based, nuts and seeds based, legume-based beverages
  • Tea and Herbal Beverages
  • Enhanced waters
  • Water-Based Flavored Beverages – carbonated and non-carbonated water-based flavored beverages
  • Kombucha
  • Low-alcoholic Flavored Beverages (Hard Seltzer)
  • Packaged Waters


Which countries have a BSP?

There are approximately 32 countries currently covered by a BSP.  Another 28 countries are expected to be added in the coming months.


Australia Bangladesh Belgium China Egypt EU
France Germany India Indonesia Italy Japan
Kazakhstan Kenya Malaysia Morocco Netherlands New Zealand
Nigeria Pakistan Philippines Poland Romania Russia
Saudi Arabia Singapore South Africa Spain Thailand Turkey
U.K. Vietnam



gComply Plus                                 

We recently added a new module to gComply Plus: “Standards of Identity Non-Alcoholic Beverages”.      

 In this module you will be able to compare the Standard of Identity (SOI) across multiple countries by beverage category.   This is useful when conducting a “lift and shift” analysis where you may wish to export a current formula/product to a new market.

Currently this new module is available only in the landscape tab to enable users to review and compare the requirements for a particular beverage standard.  We currently cover approximately 60 countries in this module.


The categories included are very similar to those found in gComply and include:

  • Coffees
  • Dairy Based Beverages
  • Energy Drinks
  • Enhanced Water
  • Fruit and Vegetable Juice Based Beverages
  • Kombucha
  • Low-Alcoholic Flavored Beverage (Hard Seltzer)
  • Plant-Based beverages
  • Sports Drinks and Electrolyte Drinks
  • Tea and Herbal Beverages
  • Water-Based Flavored Beverages (including carbonated and non-carbonated)


To conduct a query such as: “What are the standards of identity for fermented milk beverages” you would set the following scope:

  • Select the module: Standards of Identity Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Choose your countries of interest
  • Select your usage from the above listed categories in this case choose from the drop-down menu – dairy based beverages and select “fermented milk beverages”.
  • Under the Category Group, select “Dairy-Based Beverages”.


When you click on “Run Analysis” you will see the list of substances/ingredients referenced in each of the countries you selected along with a result indicator such as “required”, “restricted”, or “permitted at GMP”.   This module works very much the same as other modules you may have used.


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