20th November 2018
Food companies can expect tougher measures if they do not speed up efforts to cut sugar from everyday foods, according to Public Health England (PHE).
It says it could publicly name companies that have missed sugar and calorie reduction targets for common foods like breakfast cereals, yogurts, pizzas and ready meals.
The warning was also extended to restaurants, takeaways and cafes with unhealthy, calorific menus.
It comes as a top PHE health official branded obesity "the pandemic of modern times".
Duncan Selbie, chief executive at PHE, said: "Customers are saying they want faster progress from the food industry and in particular those businesses that have taken little or no action.
"We will be publicly reporting on these during 2019."
According to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development figures, one in four adults in the UK is obese.
A new PHE survey reveals that nine out of 10 Brits feel obesity is a problem; the same number say the solution is a combination of help from the government and food industry as well as making better individual choices.
Source: Katerina Vittozzi, Sky News Reporter
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