UK could ban junk food ads

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ November 15, 2004

In a desperate attempt to curb obesity, the UK is considering a ban on advertisements before 9pm for junk foods. In a related move, a rating system could be implemented:

bq. Reports suggest that Dr Reid [the Health Secretary] will also propose food labelling, perhaps a traffic-light system – branding products from green, as generally healthy, to red, for unhealthy.

Dr. Reid is also pushing for strong anti-smoking legislation.

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