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Three changes food industry must make to boost health

By Laurence Gibbons contact

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Related tags: Nutrition

Food and drink manufacturers must make three changes across their businesses to help boost the health of consumers, according to consumer group Which?

The food industry should take a similar approach to reduce sugar in products used for salt, adopt the traffic light labelling scheme across all businesses and reduce promotions and marketing for children of unhealthy products.

That’s the view of Which?’s chief policy advisor Sue Davies in this exclusive video for FoodManufacture.co.uk filmed following her presentation at Food Matters Live this week (November 17).

‘Range of different actions’

“There’s a whole range of different actions that are needed to make it easier for people to eat healthily,”​ she said.

“The research we’ve done shows that a lot of people know what they should be eating but for various reasons they find it hard to put into practice.”

Watch this video to find out how Davies said the positive action taken to reduce salt levels in food should be transferred to sugar.

She also singled out Kellogg, Unilever and Mondelēz for not adopting the traffic light labelling scheme, which she said needed to be on all products to be effective.

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