A report by Obesity Health Alliance and Food Active has revealed that some supermarkets in England are showing ‘a blatant disregard’ for government regulations and are still placing HFSS products (high in fat, salt or sugar) in prominent locations.
Plans by the UK government to ban buy-one-get-one-free (BOGOF) deals on foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) has been pushed back to 2025. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stressed the importance of consumer choice during a time of rising food prices. But...
Since kick-off in 2019, PeaTos has experienced explosive growth and received widespread acclaim thanks to its innovative approach to snacks – adding better-for-you nutrition to popular offerings – and marketing – debunking the junk and challenging the...
Four SKUs from the California better-for-you brand – renowned in snacking circles for challenging PepsiCo Frito-Lay’s category monopoly – have passed independent authentication to bear the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal.
PeaTos founder Nick Desai will take the podium at the upcoming America Food Innovate Summit to highlight the role of technology in promoting ‘junk’ food and controversially, fingering Frito-Lay’s monopoly for the alleged 'lack of progress' in...
New research reveals that 71% of UK sales at 16 of the largest food and beverage manufacturers are generated by unhealthy products. ShareAction warns that companies should expect increased investor activism on the topic.
APAC public health experts say they are optimistic that the UK’s recent moves to ban TV ‘junk food’ ads before 9pm will encourage governments in the region to adopt similar measures – but also want more comprehensive restrictions that cover digital media.
Sugar taxation has remained the most effective for of food taxation when it comes to reducing diet-related diseases as compared to taxes on salt, saturated fat and junk food, according to a recent New Zealand study.
Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including print, cinema and online social media.
Banning junk food near schools, one of India’s biggest and long-running public health issues, seems like it will continue some more after industry officials and health activists on a court–appointed panel were unable to forge a common direction.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the adoption of plain and highly graphic packaging last year by the Australian tobacco industry has led to a marked reduction in smoking, albeit in a very short time. And when you see some of the frightening images on...
Two of Australia's leading health bodies say the government should
introduce stronger regulation to restrict junk food advertising and
improve education about proper nutrition to fight the alarming rise
in childhood obesity.
British consumer watchdog Which? has branded the new junk food
advertising ban a "sham", saying broadcasting regulator Ofcom
wasted its opportunity to veto food industry commercials that
target young children.
The alleged link between the advertising of junk food and rising
levels of childhood obesity in the UK has never been completely
proven, but the growing body of evidence to support claims of a
direct correlation appears to have been...