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We’re committed to ensuring that everyone has access to food that is healthy, nutritious and safe to eat. With obesity and diet-related disease a major problem around the world, food is a critical public health issue which affects everyone. We’re determined to ensure consumers are protected against foods and food production processes which are hazardous to health or life.

We have been campaigning to help consumers choose healthier diets for over 20 years.  Measures that can help them to do this include placing restrictions on the marketing of unhealthy food to children, better nutrition information and reductions in the levels of fat, sugar and salt in food. As an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), we are working to make sure that consumers are represented in global health governance.

We are also calling for reductions in the use of antibiotics in farming through our #antibioticsoffthemenu campaign, and providing a consumer voice in the development of international food standards through our work with Codex Alimentarius (the international food standards body).

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Joint Statement: Consumers International calls for COVID-19 response to focus on global consumer protection and empowerment

Consumers International members in 100 countries are calling for a focus on the protection and empowerment of individuals in the marketplace based on consumer rights, and for coordinated strategies across nations and intergovernmental bodies to build fair, safe, resilient and sustainable economies through consumer protection.

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Sue Davies, Which?: Food, trade and future UK food policy

Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy at Which? (UK), offers a perspective on UK food policy and trade, highlighting the importance of putting consumers first and building on existing standards to ensure a safer, sustainable and more resilient food system.

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Can I Recycle This?: A Global Mapping and Assessment of Standards, Labels and Claims on Plastic Packaging

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