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UK FSA Recommends Food Firms To Make Sweet Foods Healthier; Smaller Servings

March 26, 2010: 06:47 AM EST
UK-based Food Standards Agency wants food companies to cut saturated fat and added sugar in popular sweets and make smaller food servings accessible to help improve public health. The agency issued recommendations calling on the UK food industry to modify food ingredients and reduce portion sizes of foods to help deliver real public health benefits. It specially called for reduction of saturated fat levels in some chocolate confectionery (bars with fillings) by at least 10%; in plain sweet and savory biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%; and 5% in non-plain biscuits and cakes. It added that soft drinks containing added sugar should be made readily available in single portion sizes of 250ml. The agency said it will soon come out with recommendations on dairy and meat products, pastry and savory snacks.
"Agency makes recommendations on reducing saturated fat and added sugar in key sweet foods", Food Standards Agency, March 26, 2010, © Crown
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