Daily Management Review

UK to ban junk food


The UK may ban the sale of sodas and snacks at cash registers. According to the Guardian, the move is part of an effort to combat obesity.

In addition, racks of junk food will not be placed at the entrance to shops or at the end of aisles.

Above that, the UK authorities have decided to fight fast food on the Internet: since 2022 it will be prohibited to place hyperlinks to the sale of junk food on the home page and the page of ordering or paying. 

Restaurants will also no longer be able to offer free sugary drinks.

It is explained that 63% of adults in the UK are overweight or obese. Because of this the authorities want to toughen labelling requirements for food and drinks containing high levels of sugar or salt. 

The government is also considering a proposal to make it compulsory for large restaurants to indicate the calorie content of food on menus.

source: bbc.com