Introduction of fat tax in U.K. could cripple some of nation's food and drink firms, food law expert says

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

Nov 29, 2011 – Industry Intelligence

LOS ANGELES , November 29, 2011 () – A food law expert said the introduction of a fat tax in the U.K. could cripple some of the nation’s food and drink firms, FoodManufacture.co.uk reported Nov. 25.

The European Heart Network recently called for a fat tax, claiming that such a move is long overdue and stressing the need for decisive action to curb the risk of coronary heart disease brought about by obesity.

But the introduction of such a tax could lead to serious problems for the industry, said Nina Best, food law expert at law firm Browne Jacobson. She said the introduction of such a tax on foods would cripple certain producers.

The primary source of this article is FoodManufacture.co.uk, Montpellier, France, on Nov. 25, 2011.

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