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Osborne announces UK sugar tax on soft drinks

As expected, the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that the UK Government is to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2018 has been met with mixed reactions. The new soft drinks industry levy will be targeted at producers and importers of soft drinks to encourage them to reformulate by reducing the amount of […]

March 16, 2016 Continue Reading
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Supermarkets “breaking ranks” with soft drinks giants on sugar tax

Britain’s leading supermarkets could be about to break ranks with the soft drinks giants on government plans to tackle the obesity crisis, reports The Times. With the government expected soon to announce tough new plans to tackle the national childhood obesity epidemic, the British Retail Consortium has warned that voluntary a approach to pricing and […]

February 8, 2016 Continue Reading
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Sugar tax won’t work claims FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised Jamie Oliver’s recent proposal to add a 10p sugar tax on all sweet drinks at his restaurants in protest at the UK Government’s refusal to introduce one, claiming that such measures won’t work. In a statement, Ian Wright, director general of the FDF said: “We strongly support Jamie Oliver’s […]

July 10, 2015 Continue Reading
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Remove fruit juice from five-a-day guideline says government adviser

Fruit juice should no longer be included in official five-a-day guidance an adviser to the government has told The Sunday Times. Susan Jebb, head of diet and obesity research at the Medical Research Council’s Human Nutrition Research unit in Cambridge, told the newpaper: “Fruit juice isn’t the same as intact fruit and it has got […]

January 12, 2014 Continue Reading
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