Health & Fitness

Junk food: Ministers to delay ban on multi-buy deals

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Posted: 14/05/22 - 10:11
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The government is to delay a ban on multi-buy deals for junk food and pre-watershed TV advertising.

The Department of Health said the plans would be deferred for a year while officials assessed the impact on household finances as families struggle with the increasing cost of living.

It said curbs on junk food placement in stores would still go ahead in October.

But health campaigners have accused the PM of "playing politics" with children's health.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the planned ban on "buy one get one free" (Bogof) deals for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) as well as free refills for soft drinks, would be put on hold for 12 months, until October 2023.

I Call True: A great move if it can help keep families fed for less

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10 days
2 upvotes
If it helps my weekly shop I am not going to complain
12 days
4 upvotes
Anything to help the struggle is welcomed
13 days
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There's no way they could do anything other than delay the ban.
13 days
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The more competition the better IMO and although there is the question of the wider public health those of us who use these deals wisely should not be being punished