Heavy opposition to London's junk food ad ban uncovered

New research reveals how companies lobbied Transport for London to influence the Healthier Food Advertising Policy.

Coca Cola crowned top polluter of UK beaches

Surfers Against Sewage found that two thirds of all branded packaging found on beaches can be traced to 12 companies, with Coca Cola coming up at the top.

Most companies can switch to advertising healthier foods, research finds

Analysis from Cancer Research UK found that more than 80% of companies selling high fat, sugar and/or salt foods and drinks could advertise healthier products

Only a fraction of children's yogurts are low sugar, research finds

Only 1 in 20 yogurts with child-friendly packaging and health claims contain low levels of sugar, according to new research from Action on Sugar.

PHE's voluntary reformulation targets are not enough

Research finds companies have made limited changes to the healthiness of foods and drinks in response to Public Health England's voluntary reformulation targets.

Sustain responds as new Government restrictions on junk food promotions introduced in Parliament

The Government has published draft legislation and its response to the consultation on the enforcement of new restrictions on price and location promotions of foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

Government responds to 2019 consultation on Buying Standards Nutrition Update

Today the Government has published its response to the 2019 consultation on updating the nutrition standards in the government buying standards for food and catering services.

Transport for London declares junk food ad ban a success as revenues announced

London's transport network praises Healthier Food Advertising Policy and cites Covid as cause of £100m advertising losses in 2020.

Government releases its plans to curb junk food advertising - Sustain responds

The Department of Health and Social Care has published their response to their consultation on advertising restrictions on products high in fat, salt or sugar as part of its drive towards a healthier food environment. The restrictions include a 9pm watershed on TV, restrictions on paid-for adverts online and are due to be introduced at the end of 2022.

Many food brands not meeting sugar reduction targets

New research from Nuffield Department of Population Health finds less that half of the leading food brands have significantly reduced sugar targets.