The shadow public health minister, Diane Abbott, has demanded the ordering of an inquiry into government actions to invite contributions from food chain biggies like McDonalds’, PepsiCo, Unilever and even Kellogg’s to write the health policy from the health select committee. These writings will include topics like alcohol misuse and even diet-related diseases in the country.
She also added that she was very taken aback with the reports released by the Guardian in which the health secretary Andrew Lansley said that he has put together five networks which are dominated by food, alcohol and even retail industries to assist them in writing responsibility deals between business and government to deal with the crises of public health.
She is even approaching the select committee and urging them to order a probe into the matter.
Other significant public health experts share Abbott’s worries regarding this new strategy by the government of inviting the industry to volunteer and suggest steps on public health rather than going ahead with compulsory action thus taking the lead into this matter.