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European Parliament rejects high sugar content in baby foods

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i553 (Published 28 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i553
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

Members of the European Parliament are placing pressure on the European Commission to follow World Health Organization recommendations limiting the amount of sugar in baby foods. They voted by a majority of 393 votes to 305 to reject the commission’s proposal to maintain the current European Union permitted level. This is three times the WHO guidelines.

The British Green MEP Keith Taylor, who led the parliamentary opposition, said that the vote showed a determination to place the health of babies and children first. “The health …

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