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, saturated fat, and salt, while levels of fibres are too low, which may contribute to poor diets that lead to obesity and other severe health issues, […]
The Mexican government will soon present new rules which require processed foods containing high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories to display warning labels. As obesity problems are severe in Mexico, especially among young individuals, three UN agencies urged Mexico to adopt such measure to tackle the issue of obesity. Previously, the government […]
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 obesity run rampant in Singapore, it is of the utmost importance that consumers are able to make informed choice in the interest of their own health. We […]
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delayed the release of its opinion concerning added sugar until 2021. As obesity, type 2 diabete, tooth decay or cardiovascular diseases diseases run rampant, firm & quick decisions must be taken at EU level to protect consumers. Read it in details here.
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 July 2019. SAFE took part in the launching event of these studies to share consumers’ concerns about excessive sugar in commercial products. […]
This recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund International provides guidance about designing, defending and implementing a robust SSB tax, drawing lessons from countries and local jurisdictions around the world who have successfully passed and implemented a sugar tax. Read the full report here.
Germany’s Savanna Ingredients has developed a process to produce allulose – “real sugar without calories” – on a mass scale. The group expects to achieve European foodstuffs approval within the next two years. Read the full article on Food Navigator here.
Resistere allo zucchero sarebbe davvero una gran brutta vita, ma gli studi dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità, dell’Agenzia Internazionale della ricerca sul cancro e delle più prestigiose riviste scientifiche hanno accertato che il consumo eccessivo è causa di numerosi problemi. Ma quando è «eccessivo»? Leggi l’articolo su Il Corriere della Sera qui.
Taxes levied on sweetened drinks and snack foods are of most benefit to the poor in helping to make long-term healthy lifestyle changes, a Lancet study concludes. Read more on Food Navigator here.
According to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal, taxing products such as soda, alcohol and tobacco can steer consumers toward healthier choices and avert a ruinous tumble in which obesity fuels disease and medical costs push people further into poverty. Read the full article here.