FOOD giants face a tax on candy treats except they lower sugar ranges.

The risk comes after knowledge confirmed no discount in sugar in candies and biscuits.


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Well being bosses battling the weight problems disaster, need youngsters to eat 20 per cent much less sugar by 2020.

Merchandise focused embrace confectionery, biscuits and muffins.

Officers had demanded that standard candy meals makers lower sugar ranges by 5 per cent by final August.

However a report in Could confirmed a drop of two per cent.


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Two in three main manufacturers had ignored Authorities pleas.

Now officers say the business may face contemporary motion if no enchancment is seen by subsequent yr.

Duncan Selbie, chief government at Public Well being England, mentioned: “Clients need sooner progress, particularly companies which have taken little or no motion.

“We can be publicly reporting on these throughout 2019.”

A Authorities supply mentioned if business failed to fulfill the problem, a tax or shaming of non-compliant companies have been choices.

Critics mentioned targets had failed and consumers may face “shrink­flation” — the place merchandise get smaller, however costs keep the identical.

Christopher Snowdon, head of way of life economics on the Institute of Financial Affairs, mentioned: “In lots of circumstances, sugar discount will not be possible, so the one choice is shrinking the product.”


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