Labour criticises government's saturated fat plan

Luciana Berger
Luciana Berger has attacked the government's public health plans. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Labour public health spokeswoman Luciana Berger says the government’s attempts to reduce saturated fat in supermarket food has little chance of succeeding.

She said: "A few company names on a non-binding plan with no timescale stands little chance of delivering the fundamental change needed to improve our national diet.

"Labour has put forward bold ideas to set legal limits on our food's fat, sugar and salt content and achieve a cross-party ambition for a more physically-active nation."

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