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Scotland wants advertising powers following “disappointing” UK obesity strategy

23rd August 2016

Scotland wants advertising powers following “disappointing” UK obesity strategy

Scotland’s health minister could push for advertising laws to be devolved unless the UK government implements tighter restrictions on junk food.

Obesity strategy is badly ‘flawed’ claim critics

19th August 2016

Obesity strategy is badly ‘flawed’ claim critics

The government’s much delayed childhood obesity strategy, published by the Department of Health, has received a mixed response from health lobby groups and the food industry alike, with neither side feeling it provides a truly holistic solution to the growing obesity crisis in children.

New strategy: Scotland weighs up food taxes and ad bans

18th August 2016

New strategy: Scotland weighs up food taxes and ad bans

Scotland’s new food authority is prepared to take the hard-line on tackling obesity, with a junk food tax and advertising bans under consideration.

UK sugar tax: Government unveils plans and consultation

18th August 2016

UK sugar tax: Government unveils plans and consultation

The UK government has confirmed details of its plans for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, launching a consultation on the levy along with its long-awaited childhood obesity strategy.

Don’t compare: UK watchdog cans ‘twice-as-fast’ electrolyte gel claims

18th August 2016

Don’t compare: UK watchdog cans ‘twice-as-fast’ electrolyte gel claims

Comparing one sports nutrition product to another is not permitted unless a specific EU-approved health claim exists to back the comparison, the UK advertising watchdog has said. In a republished ruling from late 2015 due to a misclassification error, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) told UK supplements manufacturer Science in Sport (SiS) to cease claims its electrolyte gel worked twice as fast as other sports gels.

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Abbe Wilcox - Kerry Foods
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