nike hypervenom cleats youth Health minister examining ‘sugar tax’

Health minister examining ‘sugar tax’

Soccer cleats sale nike hypervenom cleats youth 26/09/2011 13:18:03Health Minister James Reilly has said he is examining the possibility of imposing a ‘sugar tax’ on certain foods on sale in Ireland such as soft drinks.

Minister Reilly said he has been looking at similar models introduced in New York and in France, with the aim of reducing our intake of sugar in the hope of stopping the epidemic of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

However, there are concerns that a sugar tax will disproportionately hit those with low incomes, given that such processed foods are cheaper than healthier options.

Minister Reilly however said he believes the high sugar intake in Ireland must be tackled, and he has warned the food industry that self regulation as it stands will not be tolerated.

“I’d invite the food and beverage industry to come and talk to my department as soon as possible, he said.

“I deplore the current methodology (of industry selfregulation), he added.

“Those responsible need to get their act together or we will be coming with regulation and legislation to ensure that they behave in a responsible fashion,

Click to stay connected with more stories like this: Sign up here to receive news by email.

once per day, no spam.

More in this sectionMan charged with killing mother and daughter in KillorglinGarda appeal for witnesses to Co Clare collisionMan to appear in court in connection with nike hypervenom cleats youth Killorglin double murderApplications for refugee status fallGarda body vote to accept HaddingtonRosanna urges Coveney to end exports of live animals to LibyaFirefighters reject HaddingtonHealth insurance market set for shakeup

Most Read in IrelandIreland officially back in recessionThe Irish economy is officially back in recession, new figures have revealed.

Drumm: We need the moolah and you’re going to give it to usAnglo Irish Bank bosses were ordered to go down to the Central Bank with “arms swinging” to demand soccer cleats sale a multibillion euro taxpayer bailout, latest leaked tapes reveal.

Irish Euromillions winner claims 94m prizeThe Irish winner(s) of a 94m EuroMillions prize has made contact with National Lottery HQ in Dublin.

Earthquake measuring 2.8 on Richter scale hits Irish SeaAn earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale was recorded in the Irish sea last night, close to where a soccer cleats sale nike hypervenom cleats youth magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck at the end of May.

Bill to impose more penalty points for some driving offencesTransport Minister Leo Varadkar has published a new Bill which will see tougher penalty points introduced for three different road offences.

Merkel treating Anglo tapes nike hypervenom cleats youth with ‘contempt’The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has weighed in on the Anglo Irish Bank tapes controversy, saying such revelations are “damaging democracy,

Norris slams ‘Enda bloody Kenny’ for Seanad abolition attemptThe former Presidential candidate, Senator David Norris has launched a scathing attack on what he called “Enda bloody Kenny” for trying to abolish the Seanad nike hypervenom cleats youth.