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NZ: Minister’s speech to the food industry

In his speech to the Food Industry Group, Health Minister Pete Hodgson asked members to go back to the actions highlighted in the Healthy Eating Healty Action Implementation Plan and make real progress on them.

He added a slight warning:

I am not averse to considering regulation in the area of food marketing and supply. If you look at my work in previous portfolios you will see that I am not afraid to use legislation where necessary. But I also recognise the place of industry self-regulation. I would like to think that regulation is a last resort and so I ask you to rise to the challenge you have set yourselves in the Food Industry Accord and assist with making healthy food choices the easy choices for all New Zealanders.

 Read more: NZ Government speech, 20 April 2006

Published on April 20, 2006 in New Zealand news