Taiwan Bans Junk Food Marketing To Kids

China Topix
Date: Jan 31, 2016
By: Mia Ren

Promoting junk foods in Taiwan is no longer allowed, the Food and

Authorities in Taiwan are limiting the advertisement of junk foods during children shows to cut down the rate of obesity among children in the country.(Photo : Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images) Read more: http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/75899/20160131/taiwan-bans-junk-food-marketing-to-kids.htm#ixzz3ysnLevW1

Authorities in Taiwan are limiting the advertisement of junk foods during children shows to cut down the rate of obesity among children in the country.(Photo : Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images)
Read more: http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/75899/20160131/taiwan-bans-junk-food-marketing-to-kids.htm#ixzz3ysnLevW1

Drug Administration said.

The Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation says that snacks, candies, beverages, frozen treats, and fast-food with trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, or added sugar that exceed regulation standards will be covered.

Trans fat should not be more than 30 percent of the total daily calorie intake, saturated fat should not exceed 10 percent, sodium not more than 400mg per serving, and added sugar should not be more than 10 percent.

Effective on January 1, advertisements on children’s channels, including those that offer free toys, are prohibited to broadcast between 5 pm to 9 pm.

“Advertising of food products considered unhealthy for children are allowed to be aired in time slots when children are less likely to be watching television or on other channels, such as news channels, less often watched by children alone,” said FDA spokesperson Chih Lan-hui.     [FULL  STORY]

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