Obesity Debate

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

Swapping a higher-sugar breakfast cereal for a lower sugar variant is equal to 2.5 fewer cubes of sugar per bowl

Food firms back Change4Life sugar reduction drive

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have pledged their support to a new Change4Life campaign that encourages parents to tackle childhood obesity by swapping sugary foods with healthier alternatives.

The Government is planning ‘realistic but ambitious goals’ to achieve further salt reduction

‘Mixed progress’ on salt reduction targets: PHE

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry has achieved “mixed progress” in meeting the latest Government salt reduction targets, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) first assessment since the introduction of voluntary targets in 2006.

The British Soft Drinks Association said it was committed to supporting the responsible sale of energy drinks

Not enough evidence for energy drink ban: committee

By Noli Dinkovski

A ban on the sale of energy drinks to children could be justified on “societal concerns”, but not on statistical evidence alone, according to a Parliamentary Committee report.

HiE & Fi runs from 27–29 November at Messe Frankfurt

HiE & Ni preview

Consumer trust the focus at healthy ingredients show

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing consumer demand for trust and transparency in food is set to be the leading theme at next week’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows in Frankfurt.

Fortification can be a convenient way to help children consume the nutrients they might otherwise lack in their diets

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Nutrition: fortifying the future

By Nick Hughes

With child obesity very much in focus, food manufacturers are not only looking at what they can take out of foods, but what nutrients and fortification they can put back in to optimise healthy eating.

The FDF welcomed the Government’s more targeted approach to tackling health and obesity

Trade body welcomes Government approach to health issues

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the Government’s targeted approach to tackling health inequalities, covered in the policy paper published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Industry bodies have questioned revisions to rules on food advertising aimed at children

Industry bodies query proposed food advertising changes

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink industry groups have challenged several changes proposed under the revised Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM) used to control the advertising and promotion of ‘less healthy’ products to children.

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