Fewer drinks meeting sugar levy thresholds

A new study measures the impact of the United Kingdom Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) on price, product size, number of soft drinks on the marketplace, and the proportion of drinks over the lower levy threshold of 5g sugar per 100ml.

18/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Chile's package of policies: A before and after study

New research looking at sugar-sweetened beverage purchases pre and post implementation of new food labelling and advertising laws in Chile to tackle obesity. These laws include marketing restrictions, banned sales in schools, and the first national mandatory front-of-package (FOP) warning-label system.

13/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Less sugar sold from soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018

The amount of sugar from soft drinks being sold has reduced by 30% or 4.6g per person per day between 2015 and 2018 according to a new study from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University.

28/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Pre-mixed spirits and cocktails high in sugar and calories

Action on Sugar highlighted this week that pre-mixed spirits and cocktails:

  • Can contain up to 9 teaspoons of sugar in a single 250ml can
  • Have been exempt from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy
  • Nine out of 10 of them have no on-pack nutritional information

21/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Sugar sweetened drinks tax comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland

Today, 01 May 2018, the sugar sweetened drinks tax came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. The tax is one of a number of measures being implemented under ‘‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025’’ to reduce levels of obesity.

01/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

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