Report on first year of sugar reduction programme: Public Health England has reported on the first year of its four year programme aimed at reducing sugar consumption by 20% in key categories. With the exception of the out of home sector where measurement has not been carried out progress has been made. View > View > View > British Retail Consortium > Food Standards Scotland > Food and Drink Federation > Sustain > Public Health England has also published guidance on sugar reduction in juice and milk based drinks. View > Food pressure group Sustain has renewed for a levy on energy dense confectionery, mandatory calorie labelling on menu’s and further restrictions on the marketing of foods high in saturates, sugar and salt. View >
Advertising rulings: The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint about Curry’s PC world concerning alleged non-availability of advertised stock on evidence being produced on estimation of demand and a list of locations where stock was available. View > The ASA has upheld a complaint re a Newsquest ‘Free Kindle’ offer on taking up a subscription on the basis that the papers could be bought more cheaply without taking up the offer. View >The ASA has also launched a further consultation on health claims for ‘e’ cigarettes – Closes 18th June. View
EU To commence trade talks with Australia and New Zealand: The EU Council has approved the negotiating mandate for the Commission to commence trade negotiations. DIT Minister Greg Hands has responded that UK welcomes the talks as an EU member and also that as with a game of cricket batting first doesn’t necessarily affect the outcome. View > View >
Support for EU membership across member states: The European parliament has published the results of a Eurobarometer study of the levels of support for continued EU membership across member states including the UK. View >
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