Russia to produce less harmful products

26.04.2017 Russia to produce less harmful products

As part of the Healthy Lifestyle Strategy, the Ministry of Healthcare has toughened the standards of sugar, salt, trans fats and saturated fats levels in food products.

As a result, fast food, sweets, sausages and fizzy drinks mostly do not comply with the new standards. Additional excise taxes may be introduced for these types of products. Authors also offer to forbid the advertising of harmful products. Moreover, restrictions might touch not only television but all platforms.

The initiative provoked the outrage of food manufacturers as such strict restrictions would drastically influence their revenues.

As part of the program, the Ministry of Healthcare is planning to open special cafeterias to hand out healthy food.

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