Junk food ad rules widened - Guardian
"Restrictions on food and drink advertising to under-16-year-olds are to be widened to cover non-broadcast media, the Committee for Advertising Practice has confirmed.
Cap's new rules cover all food and drink products except fresh fruit and vegetables and extend advertising restrictions to media such as magazines, paid-for ad space on the internet, newspapers and billboards and cinema, as revealed by MediaGuardian.co.uk in February.
The restrictions, due to come into force from July 1, follow Ofcom's obesity reduction strategy, which applies only to TV ads.
Ofcom banned the advertising of junk food to children, introducing restrictions based on a nutrient profiling model developed by the Food Standards Agency to identify products high in fat, salt and sugar."
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