The food network has today announced the launch of a new pledge on saturated fat reduction. The pledge commits companies to support and enable people to consume less saturated fat through actions such as product/menu reformulation, reviewing portion sizes, education and information and incentivising consumers to choose healthier options.
Reducing saturated fat intakes from 12.7% to within the recommended maximum level of 11% of food energy would prevent approximately 2,600 premature deaths each year.
Reducing saturated fat intakes can lower blood cholesterol which in turn can reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
The food industry has been working voluntarily to reduce saturated fat levels in food for a number of years. The saturated fat reduction pledge provides a mechanism for the food and drink industry to make and record on-going contributions to helping the population meet the recommended maximum intake target.
The following 13 companies are leading the way, representing quick service restaurants, supermarkets, manufacturers and contract caterers.
- Aldi Stores
- Burton’s Biscuits
- Cricketer Farm
- Mondelez International
Read the DH press release.