Latest developments Food


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The Institute for Public Policy Research calls for sweets, crisps and sugary drinks to be taxed, their adverts banned from daytime TV and for supermarkets to fund healthy cooking classes for customer.

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To make sweets, snacks and sugary drinks less appealing a leading think tank has suggested to wrap them in plain packaging.

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The UK government is proposing to sell sweets, crisps and carbonated drinks under cigarette-style plain packaging.

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An ad showing strawberries and creams was banned by Transport for London, as it violates new rules introduced in February.

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Transport for London (TfL) rejected an advertise because it contained bacon, eggs and jam. Foods found to be high in fat, sugar and salt are now not allowed to feature in ads on public transport.

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A future Labor government is considering mandating food reformulation targets, this means food companies could be forced to adjust the content of their products.

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Cancer Research UK criticised for latest campaign comparing obesity to smoking.

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Scotland will become the first part of the UK to set maximum limits for consumption of red processed meat over the course of the school week, which will also reduce exposure to harmful nitrites.

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A Labor government would consider forcing food companies to make products healthier, but Scott Morrison says the party shouldn’t interfere in people’s lives.