Mars, Nestle and Orkla are among 10 firms pledging to cut salt, sugar and fat in products in Lithuania, as part of a voluntary agreement overseen by the Ministry of Health which has shelved plans for a sugar tax.
Seattle has introduced its tax on sugar sweetened beverages this month, while researchers from the University of Washington have been tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the measure over the next four years.
Sugar taxes have continued to gain momentum in 2017, but the introduction of new legislation is rarely straight-forward. We take a look at countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been making headlines this year.
Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to a decrease in obesity and overweight prevalence in three major US cities, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggested.
Despite industry efforts to reformulate energy drinks, the levels of sugar and caffeine per serving exceed a child’s maximum daily recommendation for sugar intake, according to findings by Action on Sugar.
Soft drinks company Britvic says the introduction of sugar taxes in the UK and Ireland will bring ‘a high level of uncertainty’, but believes it is well prepared thanks to innovations in low and no calorie beverages.
The upcoming sugar tax in the UK – along with consumers’ concerns over sugar – have encouraged sports and energy drinks brands to step up low- and no-sugar product development. In fact, these varieties accounted for 26% of launches in 2016, according...
Slashing the energy content of sugary drinks by a third could save more than 150,000 Australian lives that come to a premature end and $8 billion in health costs, said a new report by The George Institute for Global Health.
A levy on sugar-sweetened drinks in Jamie’s Italian restaurants in the UK is likely to have contributed to a ‘significant decline in SSB sales’, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.