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A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable to consumers, industry lobby the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has said.

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'Very little appetite' amongst consumers for post-Brexit food regulation changes

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Smartphone app FoodSwitch shows UK industry is lagging on salt targets

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