Tag Archives: United Kingdom

UK Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Claims Food Labels Showing How Much Exercise is Needed to Burn off Food May Help Combat Obesity

The Royal Society for Public Health UK (Royal Society), an independent, multi-disciplinary charity dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and wellbeing, claims that most consumers do not understand the meaning of calorie intake in the context of energy expenditure.  Royal Society states that “physical activity calorie equivalent or expenditure” labeling (“PACE labeling”), which … Continue Reading

As War Over Plant-Based Food Labeling Wages On In The US, UK Sub-Committee Concludes Consumers Not Misled By Vegetarian “Burgers”

On July 25, 2019, a United Kingdom parliamentary sub-committee found that words like “burger,” “sausage,” and “steak” to describe plant-based foods are not misleading to consumers. Indeed, the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee have raised concerns that a ban on the use of such descriptors for plant-based foods would actually reduce consumer … Continue Reading

United Kingdom’s Sugar Tax on Beverages Takes Effect

On April 6, 2018, the United Kingdom’s sugar tax on sodas and soft drinks took effect. As previously reported on this blog, several cities in the United States already tax soft drinks, as do countries like Mexico, France, and Portugal. The Soft Drinks Industry Levy applies to non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., under 1.2% ABV) with added … Continue Reading
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