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UK: Ofcom proposes sweeping ad restrictions to protect under-16s

UK: Ofcom proposes sweeping ad restrictions to protect under-16s

Ofcom today (17 November) called for a total ban on junk food advertising during children’s programming, broadcast at any time of the day or night. This proposal is designed to significantly reduce the exposure of uner-16s to advertising of food and drink products that are high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).

US: Industry applauds voluntary advertising guidelines

US: Industry applauds voluntary advertising guidelines

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has welcomed two voluntary initiatives that, it said, will strengthen the existing self-regulatory framework governing the advertising of food and drink to children, as well as increasing the amount of advertising dedicated to promoting healthy products.

Is self-regulation the key to children’s food advertising?

Is self-regulation the key to children’s food advertising?

‘Voluntary’ and ‘self-regulated’ are terms that exasperate advocates of tougher laws on marketing food to children. Yet self-regulatory initiatives can only gain credibility over time, and Ben Cooper argues that they can only be slated as ineffective once they have proven to be so.

US: CARU reviewing child advertising guidelines

The US Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) is reviewing its self-regulatory guidelines following an Institute of Medicine report criticising how food companies advertise and market products to kids. Administered by…