The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare has signed 20 agreements with 398 food and beverage companies, distribution or catering, including Valencian Mercadona and Consum, to reduce, on average, 10% of sugar, saturated fat and salt in your products by 2020.

Commitments encompass more than 4,000 foods and beverages from 13 different groups: soft drinks, pastries, breakfast cereals, creams, meat products, cookies, ice cream, fruit nectars, special packaged bread, ready meals, dairy products and sauces .

The objective is to reduce salt by 16%, 5% in trans fats and 10% of meat products, such as cooked ham, turkey breast, sausage or sausage. Also, it is intended to reduce the amount of salt in chips, salty snacks or dishes prepared in more than 10%.

In saturated fats, the 398 signatories agree to reduce their content by 10% in chips, microwave popcorn or nuggets; and 5% in cookies and donuts and buns. Finally, in added sugar, a reduction of 18% in mayonnaises, 10% in dairy products such as yoghurts and smoothies, and 5% in croissants, ketchup or sliced ​​bread stands out.

In total, there are five large sectors of companies adhering to the agreements of the plan: manufacturing, distribution, collective catering, modern catering and automatic distribution (vending). Sign the company companies like Kellog’s, Coca Cola, Pepsico, Grefusa, Campofrío, El Pozo, Nueva Pescanova, Findus, Danone or Bimbo. In distribution, there are the main groups: Mercadona, Carrefour, Eroski, Lidl, Supercor, El Corte Inglés, Dia, Consum or Covirán. Within the modern restoration, there is Telepizza, Grupo Vips, La Tagliatella, Knee, McDonald’s, Five Guys or KFC.

Source: .levante-emv