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The obesity debate

Food industry’s school report: Can do better!

The food industry may feel aggrieved by the UK government’s tough stance on school food but it can hardly be surprised. Legislation like this has been coming for a while, writes Chris Brook-Carter, and rather...

EU: Food industry could face legal action over obesity

EU: Food industry could face legal action over obesity

Delegates to the Annual Obesity Europe conference, which will be held in Brussels next month, will be warned that they could face product liability claims unless they increase their efforts to educate consumers about health issues.

UK: Food industry reaction to school dinner decision mixed

UK: Food industry reaction to school dinner decision mixed

UK food industry body the Food and Drink Federation has responded to the Department of Education’s announcement on food standards in schools by offering support to the principle of educating children about healthy diets but expressing disappointment that certain foods have been banned from schools.

Industry calls for government action on obesity

Industry calls for government action on obesity

The food industry can help to address unhealthy diets, but the government must act to tackle the issue of inactive lifestyles, Unilever chairman Gavin Neath told the Annual Conference of the Federation of Bakers. Chris Lyddon reports.

Case for self-regulation still carries weight

While children’s advertising is one of the most politically charged issues facing the food industry, recent statements from regulatory authorities in both the US and the UK suggest continued official…

UK: Snack foods go healthy

According to new research from market intelligence providers Key Note, the snack food industry is working to prove that snacks can be part of a balanced diet by developing ‘healthy’…

UK: Unilever UK chairman notes government shift

Gavin Neath, chairman of Unilever UK, has voiced criticism of the UK Government over its approach to a planned joint industry and government public health campaign on healthy eating. Neath told…