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Food Commission press releases

This page provides an archive of press releases from the Food Commission and The Food Magazine, 1998 to 2008. Many of the stories from our independent research and scrutiny of the food industry and its effect on our health and on the environment have made national and sometimes international news headlines.

Year: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Ten tips for healthier eating and shopping

To help people find out more about what is in their food, two new poster guides to food labelling and food additives have been published by the Food Commission (10/10/2004)

Kids' restaurant meals 'worse than school dinners'

Children's meals served in restaurants, cafés and other high street outlets are failing to meet basic nutrition guidelines recommended for schools. (26/07/2004)

Obesity: time for the industry to act

The Food Commission welcomes the House of Commons Select Committee obesity report and urges the food and advertising industry to accept their responsibility for adding to children's bad eating. practices (25/05/2004)

Parents beware: Juice in juice drinks costs up to £34 per litre!

Parents are unwittingly paying up to £34 a litre for fruit juice when they buy it in the form of ‘juice drinks’, according to a survey published today in the Food Magazine. (29/04/2004)

Food Commission publishes new guide to children’s food

Children deserve the best food and drink we can provide, but research shows that most children are eating a dangerously unbalanced diet, high in saturated fats, sugar and salt, and low in fruit and vegetables. (27/04/2004)

Food Commission welcomes BBC promise to cease Tweenies abuse

The Food Commission welcomes BBC Worldwide’s announcement that they will introduce nutrition standards when licensing their Tweenies, Fimbles, Bill & Ben and Teletubbies characters to food manufacturers. (04/04/2004)

“The Food Magazine is packed with great research, intelligent comment and the facts that anyone interested in the fast changing world of food and agriculture needs. For me it is invaluable.” Sheila Dillon, Presenter BBC Radio 4, The Food Programme

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