Food Labelling

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor outline how he delivered on his commitments to reduce health inequalities in London, through his stated first step to work with government and food partners to influence emerging standards for the food industry as part of his commitment to Influence the food industry to provide clearer information and reduce unhealthy food content since 2010, as outlined in his statutory Health Inequalities strategy First Steps to Delivery 2012


Answer for Food Labelling

Answer for Food Labelling

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2011 I launched the Healthier Catering Commitment for London award scheme in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 20 London boroughs have signed up to deliver the scheme and further four are currently considering adopting it.

In November 2012 my London Food Board published guidance for local authorities on working with the independent fast food sector to make the food on offer on our high streets healthier. This guidance also outlined how London boroughs could work with schools and the planning system to restrict access to unhealthy food by some of London's more vulnerable groups - including children.