Kiwi drink SOS needs more sugar, says Government

A Government department has told the manufacturer of a hydration drink consumed by some of New Zealand’s top athletes that it must add more sugar.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has given SOS, a powdered drink that mixes with water, until the end of August to add five times as much sugar to its formula to comply with the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Otherwise it says SOS must remove any reference to the product hydrating or being an electrolyte drink.

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