Last chance to weigh in on restrictions

ScotGov proposals could see retailers face big restrictions in their stores.

RETAILERS have until tomorrow (9 January) to have their say on controversial Scottish Government proposals aimed at tackling obesity in Scotland.

The proposals — which focus on foods high in fat, sugar and salt — include restricting where products can be placed in store, removing certain products from meal deals, banning shelf-edge displays and restricting multibuys.

ScotGov is seeking views on the following areas: which categories of food and drink should be targeted; which forms of promotion should be restricted; which outlets the restrictions should apply in and how the plans should be enforced and implemented.

Submissions can be made via the Scottish Government’s consultation portal.

The Scottish Government said consultation responses will be used to help shape the final version of its forthcoming obesity-tackling legislation.