APAC public health experts say they are optimistic that the UK’s recent moves to ban TV ‘junk food’ ads before 9pm will encourage governments in the region to adopt similar measures – but also want more comprehensive restrictions that cover digital media.
A ban on all junk food advertising before 9pm has been recommended in Malaysia, with an obesity prevention experts claiming it will complement the health effects of the country’s recently-implemented sugar tax.
Singapore is set to introduce mandatory colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition label and ban advertising for pre-packaged sugar sweetened beverages (SSB), a move that has caused the industry to voice doubts, while health policy experts have welcomed the...
Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has launched a new campaign encouraging Australians to switch to zero-alcohol beer options by highlighting its low sugar benefits, but critics have deemed the move ‘irresponsible’.
A Chinese coconut milk company is being investigated by local authorities for its alleged ‘vulgar’ advertisements and marketing insinuations – not least that consumption can lead to a curvy appearance and larger breasts.
Advertising Business Group (ABG) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the GCC Food and Beverage Alliance (GCC FBA) to make “responsible marketing to children” an industry standard in the gulf region.
Food and supplement companies are firmly in the sights of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), which is demanding a fresh clampdown on illegal advertising for food, drugs and wellness products.
A controversial TV advert featuring religious god Ganesha has been banned by Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau after admitting it made “substantial flaws” in failing to see the lamb ads’ “discriminatory” nature.
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.
The Australian infant nutrition sector has modified its marketing practices to minimize the sales and profit impact of the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, an Australian advertising study has...
Kellogg has pulled LCMs and Coco Pops television adverts in Australia after the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) upheld a complaint from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) that the marketing irresponsibly promoted high sugar products to children.
Food and beverage companies have made significant changes in the way to they market their products to children as a result of industry-wide self-regulatory initiatives, according to new research from Australia.
The top watchdogs in the food and advertising sectors respectively have decided to join hands to regulate the advertising of food and beverages in India, starting with issuing new guidelines to food companies.