The Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) has said a blanket advertising ban on sweets, like the one proposed by Green politician Kirsten Kappert-Gonther, could be counter-productive in the fight against the country’s obesity...
New Zealand's advertising regulator has clashed with academics over a study that concluded advertising rules are ineffective in protecting children from exposure to unhealthy food marketing on television.
Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including print, cinema and online social media.
Children should be taught how to defend themselves against marketing tactics used in online 'advergames' for unhealthy food, says one researcher - but policy changes to restrict online advertising would be the most effective way to protect children.
The UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) will begin a public consultation on new rules for marketing junk food to children in early 2016 amid growing concerns over children's diet, it has announced.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several YouTube adverts for Oreos following a BBC Newsround investigation, ruling that their commercial nature was not immediately clear to viewers.
Over 20 major food firms have signed up to health and wellness pledges on advertisement to children, consistent product information, open access to formulation policies and employee wellbeing as part of their commitment to Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) targets.
“We believe that the sugar confectionery category and our brands within it are the 'most honest' category in store": Chewits owner
The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) has stepped up its assault on food industry advertising, vowing to press on with complaints against Nestlé after winning a challenge against UK confectionery firm Swizzels Matlow.
Consumers are increasingly engaged in online conversations about food and beverage products, and there could be enormous benefits for manufacturers that get involved, according to a social media expert from The Nielsen Company.
The UK's advertising watchdog ASA has ruled in favour of Swiss confectionery giant Nestle following a complaint from Sustain, an alliance for better food and farming, for irresponsible product placement.
Raising the benchmark for the confectionery sector regarding nutrition claims, a UK watchdog has concluded a Maltesers advert from confectionery giant Mars misled the public by implying they were a low calorie snack.
News that Cadbury may be on the verge of selling off its beverages
arm has prompted rumours of multiple acquisitions for its chocolate
half - in what would be a huge shake-up of the global confectionery
A series of adverts for Cadbury's best-selling gum brand, Trident,
have been pulled from UK television after viewers found them
'offensive and racist' - leading to a flurry of negative
publicity over the gum's...
Instead of trying to hide confectionery from children by
restricting advertising, chocolate-makers should be encouraging
them to make the same health-conscious choices as adults when it
comes to confectionery they're sure to...
The owner of Mars and Snickers chocolate brands, Masterfoods, has
pledged to stop marketing its products to children younger than 12
- a move that is sure to increase consumer confidence in the brand
and appease advertising regulators.
Tough European legislation on junk food advertising to children
could become a reality, if the food industry fails to produce an
effective self-regulatory framework to help society deal with
increasing obesity in children.