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March 2017

WHO: monitoring food and beverage marketing to children via television and internet

The WHO intoduced a tool that seeks to quantify the extent and nature of children’s exposure to marketing for HFSS foods (high in saturated fat, salt and/or free sugars) via television and the Internet.

The protocol, and accompanying coding forms, sets out a system by which Member States can catalogue marketing via either or both of these avenues, and includes both minimal and expanded versions to allow for different levels of complexity of data collection, depending on a country’s needs and the research capabilities of the team doing the work. Using this method will provide data on both exposure and power of marketing to children.

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EFSA: Recommended daily intake values for added sugar announed by mid 2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced to publish a scientifc opinion on how much added sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020.

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Glyphosat not classified as a carcinogen by ECHA

ECHA's Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.

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