July 23, 2020 / 5:05 PM / 12 days ago

UK to announce plans to curb how unhealthy food is sold as soon as next week - FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce restrictions on how unhealthy foods are sold in Britain as soon as next week, in a bid to tackle high levels of obesity, the Financial Times reported on Thursday,

The plans could include a ban on online and pre-watershed TV advertising of unhealthy foods, the FT said, citing executives briefed on the plans, adding that details of the proposals were still being discussed by ministers.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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