Spain to ‘slim’ down food

Government has signed agreement which will see huge sugar, fat and salt cuts in food and drink products

Restaurants vending machine operators and canteen kitcheens are amongst 500 businesses who have signed up to the accord. Photo EFE

THE government and leaders in the food and beverages sector have signed an agreement which will see large reductions in added sugars, saturated fats and salt over the next three years.  Minister of Health, Dolors Montserrat, said the object is to the reduce high rates of overweight and obesity in the Spanish population, especially amongst children. She stressed that excessive consumption of sugar or salt can lead to conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and cancers.

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