Fast Food: Advertising

Department of Health written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on limiting the number of adverts aimed at children which promote the consumption of junk food.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Current advertising restrictions in the United Kingdom on high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) products are among the toughest in the world. Strict new rules came into effect on 1 July banning the advertising of HFSS food or drink products in children’s media. These restrictions apply across all non-broadcast media including in print, cinema, online and in social media.

Officials from the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport meet regularly to review these restrictions.

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