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Government urges food industry to cut 20% of sugar and reduce portion sizes

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 03 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5348
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Food retailers and restaurant chains in England will be expected to remove 20% of the sugar from food they sell and reduce portion sizes as part of government led efforts to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. Companies will also be publicly named and shamed if they fail to commit themselves to the reduction and reformulation programme, which was outlined in the government’s childhood obesity plan …

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