Thousands of tonnes of saturated fat to be taken out of the nation's diet

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Almost half of the food manufacturing and retail industry has signed up to the Responsibility Deal ‘Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge’ by agreeing to reduce the amount of saturated fat in our food and change their products to make them healthier.

Cutting the amount of saturated fat we eat by just 15 per cent could prevent around 2,600 premature deaths every year from conditions such as cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke.

Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison said:

‘One in six male deaths and one in nine female deaths are from coronary heart disease – this is why it’s critical that we challenge the way we eat and that we all make changes where we can.

‘It’s hugely encouraging that companies providing almost half of the food available on the UK market have committed to this new Responsibility Deal pledge and they are leadin

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