Norway to ban unhealthy food adverts aimed at kids
13 Jun 2023
Norway’s government is to ban the advertising of food and beverage products deemed to be unhealthy targeted at the under 18 age group, reports Just Food. The move was approved by...
Recent study calls for the need to warn consumers on ultra-processed foods’ harmful effects
13 Jan 2022
Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are foods that have been chemically or physically transformed through industrial processing. While most modern foods are processed in some way (e.g. ...
Spain and US take measures against marketing of sweets and soft drinks to children
04 Nov 2021
The days of advertising sweets, junk food and sugary drinks to children are counted in Spain, and in the United States, too, it could soon have a fierce opponent: countermarketing....
European Commission releases study on children exposure to marketing of high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) foods
12 Jul 2021
On July 8th, 2021, DG SANTE released its final report on the exposure of children to linear, non-linear and online marketing of foods high in fat, salt or sugar. The goal of ...
Spain: Advertising contributes to rising childhood obesity, research shows
09 Mar 2021
A recent study conducted by the Open University of Catalonia found that advertising of food targeting children is an important factor leading to the increase of childhood obesity r...
Many food products analysed in the EU market may contribute to unhealthy diets
05 Nov 2019
A recent study of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) reveals that many packaged food products frequently sold in the EU market contain very high levels of sugar, s...
Singapore to ban adverts promoting drinks with high sugar content to tackle obesity and diabetes
24 Oct 2019
Singapore will soon become the first country to target aggressive marketing practices as promotion of drinks with high sugar content will be banned from adverts. As diabetes and ob...
WHO Europe highlights high sugar content in baby food and inappropriate industry marketing
15 Jul 2019
Up to 60% of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, according to a new study of the World Health Organisation (WHO) published on 15 ...