About: fat tax

Alcohol 19-06-2017

Retailers fear tobacco-style restrictions on food and drinks

Governments across Europe have applied ever-more restrictive measures to the sale of food and drinks as a way of fighting obesity – a regulatory proliferation that is making retailers worried about new barriers to the EU’s single market.
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Health 06-02-2015

Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’

The European Commission suspects that Denmark's so-called 'fat tax', introduced in 2011 but scrapped a year later, could be considered illegal state aid.
Agrifood 14-11-2012

Denmark scraps its infamous fat tax after only one year

Denmark has decided to abolish its fat tax after barely a year, citing too many negative side effects hitting businesses. A proposed sugar tax that was meant to be introduced in 2013 has also been scrapped.