Following a new product survey highlighting the high sugar content of RTD spirits, Action on Sugar is calling on Government to make producers reformulate.
Snacking on public transport should be banned, according to the UK’s former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies.
The long-anticipated UK tax on sugar has come into force, making it compulsory from today onwards for manufacturers to a pay a levy on any high-sugar drinks they sell.
In a recent study, Public Health England has found that the average primary school child eats at least three sugary snacks a day, leading to a daily sugar consumption of three times the recommended upper limit.
Despite facing opposition from The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), The Irish Government remains undeterred in its plan to introduce a sugar tax in April 2018.
A new campaign is seeking a VAT cut on all foods and drinks with a reduced/low/free from added sugar/sugar free/low or no calorie claim.
Health experts have savaged the Government’s long-delayed national obesity plan, which was finally unveiled last week (18 August).
A new group has been formed to protect health-focused sports drinks from caught by the Government’s new ‘sugar levy’. Sports Drinks Britain says it will work to ensure that this levy – better known as the sugar tax – “does not raise the price of products including sports drinks, protein drinks and re-constituted drinks used […]
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 […]
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 […]
Within days of the UK Government officially rejecting proposals for a tax on sugary drinks, Brighton & Hove Council has launched a voluntary sugar tax as part of a wider ‘sugar smart city’ initiative. The council is calling on food and drink shops across the city to impose a 10p surcharge on all sugary soft […]
The UK Government says it has “no plans” to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Responding to the petition for a 7p tax on a can of fizzy drink set up by Jamie Oliver (now signed by over 145,000 people), the Government says it is “committed to a tax lock”, claiming that such a tax might […]
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 […]
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 […]
The COVID-19 masks threatening the lives of whales
July 8, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
Billions of masks and gloves are ending up in the sea during the pandemic, says Ocean Conservancy, warning we’re heading for a surge in ocean pollution.
OTB welcomes new general manager
Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB’s new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.
Urgent wake up call to Government to ‘fix the failings of food’
The Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has published a report questioning the affordability of the recommended healthy diet.
News in brief
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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