Public Health England has today published the first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme.
Responding to the report, Andrew Opie, Director of Food Policy at the British Retail Consortium said:
“Retailers are fully committed to helping improve the health of their customers and have led the way in reducing sugar in their products. Thousands of tonnes of sugar have been removed from retailers’ own product ranges to date and continuing work will result in even greater reductions over the next few years. Retailers have shown that reducing sugar levels across a wide range of products is possible but all food businesses must follow suit if we are to see significant reductions in the level of sugar in the nation’s diet.”