Obesity Debate

McMahon: ‘We aim to provide a formula as naturally close to breastmilk as possible’

McMahon: ‘conspiracy of silence’ over baby feeding

By Noli Dinkovski

Correct feeding from birth should be subject to a full government inquiry as part of its drive to tackle child obesity, the boss of the UK’s only producer of infant feed formula has claimed.

Manufacturers must now pay at least 18p extra per unit for soft drinks containing 5g or more of added sugar

MPs back sugar tax hike as obesity plan unfolds

By Rod Addy

Political appetite to increase ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and extend the levy to other products is growing, a Populus survey seen exclusively by Food Manufacture has revealed.

The impact of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy may have far reaching consequences

sugar tax

Sugar tax fallout: is the industry ready?

By Aidan Fortune

With the Soft Drinks Industry Levy coming into effect today, manufacturers have been forced to either reformulate their products or face paying tax on drinks with a higher sugar content.

Food in focus: burgers and potato products are listed among the target categories

Food firms urged to act as calorie reduction target set

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers are being urged to start reformulating “everyday” products without delay after Public Health England (PHE) set a 20% calorie reduction target in food consumed across 13 product categories by 2024.

Scotland is still facing an obesity crisis

Scotland still facing obesity challenge

By Michelle Perrett

Two out of three adults and almost a third of children living in Scotland remain overweight or obese, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has claimed.

While advertising had a big influence, there were other more important factors at play: Hilary Ross

TV ad ban would be a ‘sticking plaster’

By Noli Dinkovski

Focusing on advertising alone in the battle against obesity would act as a “sticking plaster”, a leading lawyer has claimed, following the publication of a new report from Cancer Research, which found teenagers who watch more than three hours of TV a...

Professor Buttriss: ‘Concern has existed about the risk for people with undiagnosed kidney disease’

OPINION

Why potassium benefits outweigh the risks

By Judy Buttriss

Recommendations from government advisors on the use of potassium salts in place of sodium chloride (salt) was published in November.

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