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Food Reformulation Task Force: Nutritional Characteristics of Priority Food Categories for Reformulation in Ireland

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

In order to identify and select a list of priority food categories for reformulation in Ireland a review was undertaken.

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Food reformulation means improving the nutritional content of commonly consumed processed foods and drinks. This is achieved by reducing energy (calories) and target nutrients (saturated fat, sugar and salt) to ensure a healthier food supply. Specifically, the Roadmap sets targets for the reduction of energy (calories) and sugar by 20% and salt and saturated fat by 10% between 2015 and 2025.

The objective of this report was to establish the energy (calorie), saturated fat, sugar and salt content and recommended serving size of commonly eaten food products from forty priority food categories for reformulation in Ireland.