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Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar, or salt: consultation analysis

Published: 13 Sep 2019

Independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on proposals to restrict the promotion and marketing of foods high in fat, sugar, or salt, and have little to no nutritional benefit.

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Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar, or salt: consultation analysis
Annex 1: Consultation Questions

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Annex 1: Consultation Questions

Question 1: To what degree do you agree or disagree that mandatory measures should be introduced to restrict the promotion and marketing of foods high in fat, sugar or salt to reduce health harms associated with their excessive consumption? 

☐ Strongly agree

☐ Agree

☐ Neither agree or disagree

☐ Disagree  

☐ Strongly disagree

Please explain your answer.

Question 2: Should this policy only target discretionary foods? [confectionery, sweet biscuits, crisps, savoury snacks, cakes, pastries, puddings and soft drinks with added sugar]

☐ Yes 

☐ No – there are additional categories that should also be targeted, please specify 

☐ No – fewer categories should be targeted, please specify what should not be targeted 

☐ No – no foods should be targeted

☐ Other – please specify 

☐ Don’t know 

Please explain your answer.

Question 3: Should this policy treat ice-cream and dairy desserts as discretionary foods? 

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

Please explain your answer. 

Question 4: Please comment on our approach to defining categories and exclusions of particular foods/products from those definitions (paragraphs 9-11)? 

Question 5: In relation to the foods being targeted, should this policy seek to:

Restrict multi-buys

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

Restrict sales of unlimited amounts for a fixed charge

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

Not restrict temporary price reductions

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

Not restrict multi-packs?

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

Other – please specify

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

Please explain your answers. 

Question 6: Please comment on the approach we are proposing to take to restricting forms of promotion and marketing outlined in section 5. 

Question 7: Should the restrictions apply to any place where targeted foods are sold to the public, except where they are not sold in the course of business (e.g. charity bake sales)? 

☐ Yes  

☐ No  

☐ Don’t know 

Please explain your answer. 

Question 8: Please comment on whether, and if so to what extent, restrictions should be applied online. 

Please explain your answer. 

Question 9: Should restrictions to displaying targeted foods at end of aisle, checkouts etc., not apply where there is no reasonable alternative to displaying them elsewhere? 

☐ Yes  

☐ No  

☐ Don’t know 

Please explain your answer. 

Question 10: Should food marked as discounted because it is close to expiry be exempt from:

Positioning restrictions (end of aisle, checkouts etc.)

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know 

‘Promotion of value’ restrictions?

☐ Yes 

☐ No 

☐ Don’t know

Please explain your answer.  

Question 11: Please list any other exemptions we should consider.   Please explain your answer.

Question 12: Please comment on our proposals for enforcement and implementation outlined in section 8. 

Question 13: Please comment on the proposed flexible approach outlined in section 9.

Question 14: If you sell, distribute or manufacture discretionary foods, please comment on how the restrictions in this consultation paper would impact you.     Please explain your answer.

Question 15: What support do sellers, distributors and manufacturers need to implement the restrictions effectively? Please explain your answer.

Question 16: How would the proposed restrictions impact on the people of Scotland with respect to age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socioeconomic disadvantage?     

Please consider both potentially positive and negative impacts, supported by evidence, and, if applicable, advise on any mitigating actions we should take.

Question 17: Please outline any other comments you wish to make.


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