European Parliament to vote New regulations on baby food marketing
See previous blog entry HERE
The EU Parliament's ENVI Committee yesterday voted unanimously for the new proposals for a Regulation on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes. This will now go forward for the final vote in the full EU Parliament in Strasbourg in June.
One of the things we have been lobbying for in these proposals is the issue of 'optional ingredients' and the pre-authorisation of all ingredients used in baby formulas and foods, so we are pleased that once this regulation is adopted these issues can be considered in the new delegated acts. Whatever happens, there will be more oversight from Parliament on all new ingredients.
Marketing junkfood to children : two familiar figures visit the World Health Assembly - Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger look for new jobs handing out their CVs to delegates attending the World Health Assembly. 20th May
Here I am being refused entry into the UN, apparently because I failed to meet the UN dress code. Later in the week I was given a much better reason for the refusal - that it was deceptive. Perhaps the corporations that use these disguises to befriend children could think about that!
CLICK HERE for PDF of Consumers International Press release
CLICK HERE for World Public Health Nutrition Weblink.
CLICK HERE: Kelloggs has to payout. 28th May: www.cerealsettlement.com
Here I am outside the headquarters of the World Health Organization taking a breather.