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PE01642: Sale and marketing of energy drinks to under sixteens

Health

Petitioner: Norma Austin Hart

Status:
Lodged

Date Lodged: 17 April 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children under sixteen years of age and to encourage the maximum use of existing powers by local authorities to restrict sale and marketing of energy drinks to children.

Petition History:

Summary:

11 May 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Cross-Party Group on Independent Convenience Stores, Community Food and Health (Scotland), Scottish Grocers Federation, University of Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Link to Official Report 11 May 2017 

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Every can of energy drink states that it is "not recommended for children" so why do shops and manufacturers of energy drinks market and sell them to children?

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