Health

Ban eating on buses and trains, urges obesity report

Calorie caps on all out-of-home food and a ban on eating on public transport are among a series of suggestions by the former Chief Medical Officer to reduce childhood obesity.

Fall in sugar levels in cakes, biscuits and morning goods

Suppliers have reduced the average sugar content across many baked goods categories, according to new figures from government agency Public Health England (PHE).

Study adds weight to 'sugar tax' on cake and biscuits

A tax on biscuits, cakes and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar-sweetened drinks, latest research suggests.

Study calls for mandatory vitamin D flour fortification

Fortifying flour with vitamin D would save the UK £65m a year, according to a new study.

One in four savoury picnic foods are high in salt, according to Action on Salt

Quarter of savoury picnic foods high in salt, says AOS

One in four savoury picnic foods, such as sausage rolls, pasties and quiches, are high in salt, according to research from campaign group Action on Salt (AOS).

Bakeries targeted in new HSE dust inspection drive

Bakeries are among businesses to be targeted in a new crackdown on dust control by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Coeliac UK announce £180k gluten-free research fund

Bakery businesses are being urged to apply for a slice of a new research fund worth £180,000 from Coeliac UK and Innovate UK.

Coeliac UK appoints food waste expert as CEO

Coeliac UK has appointed Hilary Croft as its new CEO.

Pret acquires Eat to drive veggie store expansion

Pret A Manger is to buy food and drink retailer Eat – and plans to convert the brand’s shops to vegetarian Veggie Prets.

Help for Heroes reveals UK forces’ favourite cakes

Lemon drizzle is the UK’s favourite baked good – a view supported by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (RAF), according to new research from charity Help for Heroes.

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