Responsibility Deal

Health minister Anna Soubry: 'I'm not a food fascist … I’m never going to say to anybody ‘you should not eat this’

Health minister urges food industry action to avoid regulation

By Rick Pendrous

Health minister Anna Soubry has put the food and drink industry on notice that the government would be prepared to regulate on food’s salt, fat and sugar content if further progress is not made to stem the growing obesity epidemic afflicting the UK, which...

The Responsibility Deal is working, Hunt told PHRD partners in a letter today

Public Health Responsibility Deal DOES work: health secretary

By Mike Stones

The Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) − which seeks to enlist food manufacturers and others in improving the national diet − is working well on a voluntary basis, health secretary Jeremy Hunt told PHRD partners in a letter today.

Many manufacturers have signed up to Andrew Lansley's plan to reduce obesity in the UK

Premier Foods joins manufacturers’ calorie pledge

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods, Unilever and Nestlé were among some of the UK’s biggest food and drink manufacturers to throw their weight behind the government’s new Responsibility Deal calorie reduction pledge.

If nudging people towards healthier lifestyles fails, it should be replaced by legislaton, warns a cross-party group of MPs

Public Health Responsibility Deal ‘no silver bullet’

By Mike Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed comments from the Health Select Committee about the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal describing the plan as “no silver bullet” to tackle obesity.

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