Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator for Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, outlines Action on Salt's response to Public Health England's proposed (and fifth wave) 2023 salt reduction targets.
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The Board has stressed its commitment to supporting food businesses to keep consumers safe, and to develop a greater understanding of food allergens through further research, which would make a significant improvement to people’s lives in this area.
In her parting report, the CMO has called for action against junk food, including a ban on eating and drinking on public transport, in a bid to tackle obesity.
Findings suggest a consumer shift towards zero or lower sugar products, with sugar purchased from soft drinks decreasing in all socio-economic groups.
Researchers have analysed C. perfringens foodborne and non-foodborne outbreaks using whole genome sequencing.
Action on Salt has discovered that a range of sauces and marinades contain high levels of salt, some up to 10 times the salt concentration of sea water.
Healthy multipack snacks for children are available in a major supermarket and aim to inform children on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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With the clean-label drive showing no evidence of slowing down, confection and chocolate manufacturers are adapting to a changing market. Environmental concerns, health concerns and sustainability may be priorities for today’s consumers, but flavour and innovation have never been more important. Divakar Kolhe from Future Market Insights reports on the…
Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday, according to Public Health England (PHE), with figures based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two.
Growing consumer awareness and increasingly stringent regulatory demands have resulted in renewed emphasis on the quality of water and selection of disinfectants used for the washing and preparation of vegetables, salads and other fresh produce. Giovanna Cossali explains why she believes ozone is worth considering as a sanitiser.
A recent report has shown how the vast majority of the public support the government in tackling the high content of sugar and calories in foods...
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