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The Food Magazine Issue 63 

October/December 2003

Food Magazine 63

Chuck snacks off the checkout
New Food Commission campaign to kick unhealthy snacks and sweets off supermarket checkouts.

FSA takes steps to cut salt 
The Food Standards Agency has challenged the food industry to make significant reductions in the salt added to food.

BBC back-tracks on fast food 
The BBC says that it has 'no further plans' to use children's characters such as The Teletubbies and Tweenies to promote fast food.

Fatty sausages - premium sausages are now fattier than ever, some are one third fat.

America requires trans-fat labelling - but UK consumers are still denied this information.

Krispy Kremes 'do nought' for health - America's latest export to the UK contains up to a quarter of your day's maximum fat intake in a single portion.

Nestlé Salt Awareness Campaign - Nestlé are running a salt awareness campaign with the British Heart Foundation, but undermine their own campaign with their high salt breakfast cereals.

Publishers target the tiniest tastebuds - educational books aimed at toddlers have been hi-jacked by sugary foods such as M&Ms and Cheerios. The heavily branded books incorporate sweets and sugared breakfast cereals into simple reading and counting exercises.

Milk... or sweets? - Food manufacturers are using the perceived goodness of milk to encourage sales of fatty, sugary sweets.

Are children getting less active? - The food industry argues that children are getting fatter because they are not getting enough exercise, not because of the food they eat. The Food Magazine examines the evidence.