Self-regulation

LATVIA: Confectionery and crisps banned in schools

Latvia has become the first European Union (EU) country to ban the sale of confectionery, including chewing gum, and potato…

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…

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…

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…

US: New guidelines on children’s advertising introduced

The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and the National Advertising Review Council (NARC) has announced two significant developments in…

FRANCE: New advertising legislation highlights health issues

Food manufacturers advertising their products in France from next February will be required to add a health message, such as…

US: Government calls for self-regulation of food advertising for kids

The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Trade Commission have jointly issued a report calling on…

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…