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Thousands of tonnes of saturated fat to be taken out of the nation’s diet

 

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Thousands of tonnes of saturated fat to be taken out of the nation’s diet

Public health minister, Jane Ellison, launches the Responsibility Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge.

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 Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge by agreeing to reduce the amount of saturated fat in our food and change their products to make them healthier.

Cutting the amount of saturated fat we eat by just fifteen per cent could prevent around 2,600 premature deaths every year from conditions such as cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke. More .....