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Parliamentary questions
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31 May 2018
E-002983-18
Question for written answer E-002983-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Louis Michel (ALDE)

 Subject:  Protecting consumers from obesity
 Answer in writing 

Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. This figure is steadily rising. Various factors are blamed: caloric data, high sugar consumption, lack of exercise and, especially, limited access to information for consumers.

Europe will be facing a gigantic obesity epidemic among the adult population by 2030. In order to make consumers and businesses aware of their rights and obligations, consumers should be better informed about the caloric data that certain foods and beverages such as alcohol may contain.

In this context and given this alarming state of affairs, what obligations will be introduced to improve the information available to consumers?

Original language of question: FR 
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