Josie Appleton writes for The Daily Telegraph
Josie writes how the government, through Public Health England, is setting targets on salt, sugar and calories. The consequences of the programme will require most items to reduce sugar and calories by 20%.
“The programme covers not just “unhealthy” foods like crisps and chocolates, but also foods that people would consider healthy, such as boxed salads, nut butters, or olive ciabatta. Very few items escape their grasp. Officials even made recommendations for the amount of milk that should be in tea, and are monitoring the sugar content of whole fruit juice.”
“There are a baffling number of targets: 220 targets since 2017, soon to rise to 299 once the “calorie reduction programme” is rolled out in the autumn.”
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