Café chains join FSA drive for health

22 May, 2009
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Four more café chains have agreed to work with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to promote healthier eating through their shops.

Camden Food Co, John Lewis Partnership Cafés, Sainsbury's Cafés and Upper Crust have followed big chains, such as Greggs and Starbucks, in announcing healthy eating commitments in conjunction with the FSA. These focus on salt and saturated fat reduction, providing more nutritional information and promoting healthier options on menus.

Upper Crust, which is owned by travel food retail operator SSP, plans to develop a programme of recipe amendments on items that do not meet the FSA salt targets or which earn 'red' traffic lights by 2010. The firm will also investigate calorie-content labelling and better nutritional labelling.

All four café chains will report regularly to the FSA on their progress with the initiatives.





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