Ketchup has been banned in student cafeterias in France within the framework of the propaganda of healthy diet. Cafeterias may now serve ketchup only with French fries and only once a week. The new rules also stipulate the increase of vegetable dishes on the menu and the decrease of the content of fat in the food.
“Canteens have a public health mission, but also an educative mission,” National Association of Directors of Collective Restaurants chairman Christophe Hebert said in an interview with the Daily Mail. “We have to ensure children become familiar with French recipes so that they can hand them down to the following generation.”
However, mayonnaise is still on the menu.
The authorities of Denmark have recently introduced a tax on fatty foodstuffs, such as butter and vegetable oil, milk, cheese, pizza and meat with the content of over 3.2 percent of sat fats. Thus, one kilo of butter has become $1.5 more expensive.
A new law was put in effect in Hungary in September. The law taxed the food abundant with salt and sugar.
The British authorities put forward an idea to tax high-calorie food. In Britain, the number of people suffering from obesity is one of the largest in the world.
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