FSA Suggests Smaller Cans for Fizzy Pop

by Rajshri on  March 27, 2010 at 9:38 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
 FSA Suggests Smaller Cans for Fizzy Pop
The Food Standards Agency has said that fizzy pop must be sold in smaller cans and that fat must be cut in confectionery items to fight obesity in Britain.

The FSA has been involved in a consultation on how to fight obesity in the country and feels that selling fizzy pop in cans of 250 ml alongside the usual 330 ml cans can help.

"Food businesses regularly review their ingredients and processes, as well as portion sizes, and the aim of these recommendations is to encourage them to consider how they can play their part in improving public health by reducing saturated fat intakes, which are a factor in heart disease, and helping consumers to maintain a healthy weight," said Dr Clair Baynton, Head of Nutrition at the Food Standards Agency.

The Agency also said that saturated fat in sweets, biscuits, cakes and chocolate should be reduced by between five and ten per cent.

Julian Hunt, of the Food and Drink Federation, said that most manufacturers were already complying with these measures.

Source: Medindia

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