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Title Reformulating food products for health: context and key issues for moving forward in Europe
Author/organisation Jacqui Webster MA, Corinna Hawkes PhD
Abstract of the document The EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health was established in March 2005 by DG Sanco to bring together key stakeholders to discuss and report on commitments on nutrition and physical activity. One of its foci was product reformulation. In May 2007, in line with WHO recommendations, DG Sanco published its EU Strategy on Nutrition Overweight and Obesity. The Strategy highlighted its intention to facilitate increased food reformulation activity across Europe. Since that time, reformulation activity has increased in Europe by both governments and the industry. Industry commitments in this area were reviewed by the third monitoring report of the EU Platform (2008) which highlighted the need for better reporting in terms of reductions being made. A Working Paper on Product Reformulation and Portion Size prepared for DG Sanco in 2009 also found that a long list of initiatives are in place, but it is difficult to get a clear picture of the extent of the action or assess the likely impact on health. [...]
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