New saturated fat guidelines from FSA

Chocolate makers selling products in the UK will have to cut the saturated fat in their filled bars by 10% by the end of 2012, as a result of new recommendations from food watchdog the Food Standards Agency.

The voluntary guidelines, unveiled after a public consultation with industry and health professionals last summer, also recommend the reduction of saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%, and 5% in non-plain biscuits and cakes.

The agency also wants to see smaller single-portion sizes.

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