Outgoing CMO calls time to solve childhood obesity: The Department for Health and Social care has published a detailed report by the outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Sally Davies on tackling childhood obesity. The Report explores the issue in depth and calls amongst other things on Government to ‘Rebalance the food and drinks sold to favour healthy options, through regulation’ and to allow children to grow up free from marketing, signals and incentives to consume unhealthy food and drinks. View >
The report which appears likely to be taken up enthusiastically by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State at the Department for Health and Social Care has produced comment from the following organisations. Food Standards Scotland > Action on Salt > Sustain > Food and Drink Federation > British Heart Foundation >
The OECD has also published a report on the heavy burden of obesity and the economics of prevention. View >
Advertising rulings against L’Oreal and Virgin wine on-line: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint re a Garnier 5* sun protection claim on the basis that some older stock on the market only offered a 3* level of protection. A complaint was upheld in respect of Virgin Wine on-line for extending offer closing dates. View > View >
Consultation on the safety assessment of sweeteners: The European Food Safety Authority has launched a consultation on a drafted protocol for the safety assessment of sweeteners as part of its review of additive categories. The consultation closes on 22nd November. View >
Small Business Commissioner replaced: The Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppall has been replaced with immediate effect by the Deputy Pub Code Adjudicator. No reasons for the move have been given by the Cabinet Office. View > Federation of Small Businesses >
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