Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling: Experts Come Together to Discuss National, Regional and Global Challenges for Regulation

Photo by Penn State on Flickr In this post, Dr Nikhil Gokani (School of Law, University of Essex), an expert on regulating food labelling, writes about a major conference he organised with partner institutions. On September 9 and 10, 2021, the Health and Medical Humanities Hub at the University of Essex, the Law & Non-Communicable … Continue reading Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling: Experts Come Together to Discuss National, Regional and Global Challenges for Regulation

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the EU: proposals for a mandatory EU-wide label

Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex. The European Commission published its Farm-to-Fork Strategy on 20 May 2020. In this, the Commission declared that to ‘empower consumers to make informed, healthy and sustainable food choices’, the Commission will propose harmonised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FoPNL) by the fourth quarter of 2022. As part … Continue reading Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the EU: proposals for a mandatory EU-wide label

Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

Photo courtesy unsplash.com (Brett Jordan) Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has co-authored a new book chapter on human rights, childhood obesity and health inequalities with Dr Marine Friant-Perrot. The prevalence of childhood obesity, and its rapid increase, is not distributed equally across populations. Some groups of children are more likely to … Continue reading Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities