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Packaged foods contain too much fat, sugar and salt, finds Commission study

Joint Research Centre assessed foods against two leading standards, the industry-wide EU Pledge and the World Health Organisation Europe’s nutrient profiles, ready for advertising restrictions under the audiovisual media services directive

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A large number of products sold in the EU contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not enough fibre, according to a study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) assessing packaged foods against marketing-related nutrition standards developed by the World Health Organisation Europe and the food industry.

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