According to the report, Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation are calling for the adoption of more stringent rules.
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These could include pictures on food packaging of damage caused by obesity, similar to those on cigarette packets.
The Food and Drink Federation said the food industry was working to make healthy options for consumers.
They said global deaths due to obesity and being overweight rose from 2.6 million in 2005 to 3.4 million in 2010.
The new rules could include reducing the levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar in food, improving food served in hospitals and schools, imposing stricter advertising controls, and educating the public about healthy eating.
Artificial trans-fats should be removed from all food and drink products within five years, said the recommendations.
Advertising to children, during television programmes such as the X-Factor, must be restricted, said the organisations.