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Consider tougher regulation in obesity fight - Labour

Labour has urged the government to consider introducing legal limits on sugar, salt and fat-content in food.

The party says the coalition's emphasis on voluntary agreements with industry is not working.

The Department of Health in England says its Responsibility Deal with food companies shows the voluntary approach can be successful.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham told the BBC that he felt the time had come for "new thinking" on the issue.

  • 05 Jan 2013
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