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Take voluntary deals with a pinch of salt

Did someone say it was job done on salt reduction? “The UK is among the world leaders in reducing salt. More than 70% of the retail market and 65% of big high-street restaurants and contract caterers have committed to cutting levels, and we have seen average daily salt intake cut by 15% over the last…
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RIP Responsibility Deal?

THE GOVERNMENT’S public health responsibility deal is being wound down, according to a report in the Sunday Times. Sources told the paper that the industry continues to work on the voluntary pledges, but there have been no meetings since the election.   The website also clearly states that the content was “published under the 2010…
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Is Britain lagging behind when it comes to sustainable diets?

A growing number of countries are thinking green when it comes to their dietary guidelines, and Britain needs to follow their lead. As world leaders prepare for vitally important climate change negotiations in Paris at the end of the year, it’s good to see countries increasingly recognising the huge impact that our eating habits have for…
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Weighty problems

CONSUMERS ARE confused about what makes them fat so it’s no surprise a third don’t consider health when they’re eating out. That means businesses have to, but is the Responsibility Deal enough to make a difference?                   In the past decade sugar consumption has fallen 12%. In…
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Minister’s viewpoint

IN THE past year, barely a week has gone by without lively debate over the potential impact that salt, fat, and in particular sugar can have on our bodies.                            As public health minister, I welcome the fact that many businesses are responding…
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Public Health Minister Guest Editor for Footprint Magazine

PUBLIC HEALTH Minister, Jane Ellison, is guest editing the November issue of Footprint magazine.                   Featuring an exclusive thought leadership article on the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal, the special edition will cover crucial issues around foodservice sustainability.   Ellison was first appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State…
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Sodexo pledges to reduce salt

SODEXO IS one of 30 UK companies to have signed up to the Responsibility Deal Food Network’s latest salt reduction pledges.                           The targets – F9 Salt Reduction and F10 Out of Home Salt Reduction – were launched in March. The first (F9) challenges…
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Sugar tax could tackle rising obesity

DAME SALLY DAVIES, Chief Medical Officer for England, has said that a sugar tax may have to be introduced to help reduce the rising obesity figures.                             Davies told the Health Select Committee she believed research would show sugar to be addictive…
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Thousands of tonnes of saturated fat removed from UK’s diet

MORE THAN one and a half Olympic size swimming pools of saturated fat will be removed from the nation’s diet over the next year as part of a drive to cut the amount of saturated fat in our food.   Almost half of the food manufacturing and retail industry has signed up to the Responsibility…
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