ONGOING: The Indian state of Gujarat, as a result of the decision in Kerala, is now also considering implementing its own taxation.
ONGOING: As of December 2018, Ministry of Health is considering measures to restrict citizens’ intake of sugar, by considering the introduction of a sugar tax.
ADOPTED: Vending machines were banned in schools in 2005. In 2011, the government imposed a ban on ketchup in school cafeterias, whilst chips were only allowed on the menu once a week.
ONGOING: Considering a sugar tax, health ministers were unsure it would make it through Parliament. As of April 2018, these plans are on hold in light of a voluntary reformulation plan undertaken by ten firms.
ONGOING: In May 2017, Brazil committed to reducing the amount of salt and sugars in processed foods by 2019. In November 2018, the Brazilian Health Ministry announced a deal with 68 companies to reduce sugar levels in 1,147 products. Since then the amount of sodium in industrialized foods has dropped by approximately 17,000 tons.
Montreal Mayor announced that her administration planned to phase out sugar drinks being sold in city buildings, arenas and pools. In March 2018, following the death of a teenager, authorities in Quebec made provisions to ban the sale of high-alcohol energy and sugar drinks from small convenience stores.
New South Wales and Tasmania phase out the sale of sugary drinks and fast junk food at health facilities.
In December 2018, plans to restrict junk food advertising and tax sugar drinks were rejected after only two of the seven committee members supported the proposals.
In January 2019, representatives from the Food and Drink Federation claimed that the consultation’s restrictions on the promotion of food and drinks products would be highly detrimental to Scottish small businesses. A response to the consultation has yet to be released by the Scottish Government.