Soft Drinks: Sugar

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to encourage soft drinks companies to reduce the amount of sugar in their products.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government announced a soft drinks industry levy, which will be paid by the producers and importers of added sugar soft drinks to encourage them to remove added sugar from their products. Any drinks that remain out of scope of the levy will be included in Public Health England’s sugar reduction programme.

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