Lithuanian government opts for reformulation rather than taxation

Lithuanian government opts for reformulation rather than taxation

At the end of January 2018, the Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga announced the country would not introduce a tax on sugar but will work with food producers to reduce sugar, salt and fat through voluntary pledges.

10 commitments have been taken by food producers and supported by the health ministry, including Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Mars, Orkla Foods, Malsena Plius, Ruta and Vilniaus Margarinas.