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First measure of industry progress to cut sugar unveiled

Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme, measuring how far the food industry has gone towards reducing the sugar children consume through everyday foods.

As part of the government’s plan to reduce childhood obesity, the food industry has been challenged to cut 20% of sugar from a range of products by 2020, with a 5% reduction in the first year. More....