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The Mediterranean diet is gone, says WHO chief

By Niamh Michail

With Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus showing the highest levels of childhood obesity in Europe, the Mediterranean diet is gone, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief João Breda. “Those who are close to the Mediterranean diet are the Swedish...

Milkshakes and fruit juices are exempt from the UK's sugar tax - but can still contain high amounts of sugar. Pic: getty/mindstyle

UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption...

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France looks set to ban titanium dioxide

By Niamh Michail

As France looks poised to ban titanium dioxide by the end of 2018, the government has praised “pioneering” manufacturers for voluntarily removing the colouring from food products.

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French food pricing legislation could be contrary to EU Law

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman

The government of President Emmanuel Macron is proposing new legislation further restricting resale at loss. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, warns this legislation might be contrary to EU Directive and to the jurisprudence of the European...

Ireland's sugar tax uses the same structure as the UK's levy. Pic:getty/elenchaykina

Ireland sugar tax comes into effect

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland has introduced its tax on sugar-sweetened drinks this week, with legislation coming into effect on May 1.

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