TV junk food ads escape crackdownCampaigners say the failure to ban commercials before 9pm will harm the fight against obesity
Denis Campbell and Gaby Hinsliff
Sunday October 29, 2006
Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, is finalising a series of recommendations, which it will present to the government, on how to limit the number of adverts seen by children for products that contain unhealthy high levels of fat, salt and sugar.
But campaign groups such as the National Heart Forum, National Children's Bureau and food lobby group Sustain hit out yesterday at Ofcom's expected decision to reject widespread calls for all junk food commercials to be banned before the 9pm children's viewing 'watershed'.
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