New FDF Report 'Feeding Change' Claims Members Have Reduced Salt and Sugar Levels in Products
A new report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) 'Feeding Change' highlights the work FDF members have done to improving food quality, for example through reformulation. The report states that members have reduced the level of sugar in the average shopping basket by 12.1%, however there is very little mention of salt reduction.
The full report can be found here.
Sonia Pombo - Campaign Manager at Action on Salt says: "This report has very little mention of the more recent 2017 salt targets, or whether companies have been able to achieve them, which is very disappointing to see. This highlights more than ever the need for stricter monitoring and enforcement from Public Health England which we’ve been campaiging for. If companies are failing to continue in their salt reduction journey voluntarily then government must consider legislation."
Kawther Hashem - Nutritionist at Action on Sugar says: "Whilst it is encouraging to see that some progress has been made, it’s evident that more must be done by food and drink manufacturers to continue to reduce not only added sugars and salt, but also saturated fats in their products. We need robust and mandatary reduction targets with strict penalties for those companies who do not comply."
Coverage of our response to the report can be found here.