Tag Archives: Jeremy Hunt

Could a sugar tax be on the cards?

THE CHILDHOOD obesity strategy: what can be inferred from three days of debates, seminars and presentations during Food Matters Live?                     Regulation rather than responsibility deal   THE GOVERNMENT’S deputy chief medical officer doesn’t think the voluntary agreements with industry are working. Dr Gina Radford noted the…
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Industry’s sugar stance is hard to swallow

LAST ISSUE all the talk was about cheat devices hidden in VW cars. That hasn’t gone away, but recently I spent three days at Food Matters Live hearing about another covert operation – hidden sugars.   You might have seen the odd press article of late lambasting the new anti- ambrosia. This is all building…
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Hunt in the firing line on sugar tax

THE SUGAR tax debate took another twist this week when the heath secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS officials were accused of suppressing the findings of a scientific review into the controversial policy.   Public Health England – the country’s independent public health agency – has studied the benefits of taxes on sugary drinks and sweets…
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Cameron reshuffles Conservative cabinet

DAVID CAMERON has announced his biggest reshuffle in the conservative office which sees Elizabeth Truss take over as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from Owen Patterson.                     The prime minister has made way for a more female and state-educated top team as…
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New food standards for hospitals

THE DEPARTMENT of Health has announced eight “principles” to encourage the improvement of hospital food.     The list includes the adoption of Government Buying Standards “as standard wherever possible”.   Hospitals should also “regularly evaluate their food service and act on feedback from patients”. Healthy diets should also be promoted to patients, staff and…
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