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Food: Sales Promotions

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4350, tabled on 23 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce new regulations to limit the use of promotional techniques on unhealthy food and drink product packaging.

Answered on

10 December 2021

In December 2020, we confirmed that we will legislate to restrict promotions by location and volume price of foods high in fat, salt and sugar in stores and online to improve people's diets and reduce children's sugar and calorie intakes. Restrictions will apply to medium and large businesses with 50 or more employees in England and include restrictions on volume price promotions on the packaging of food and drink. The regulations are set to come into force in October 2022.