Obesity charity: We need regulation on fat levels

The government should consider “proper regulation” to tackle high levels of saturated fat, say campaigners.

Tam Fry, trustee of the National Obesity Forum, added: "This latest piece of hype from the Department of Health will still mean over 50% of food will still have extreme levels of saturated fat.

"The much vaunted voluntary Responsibility Deal will never succeed until the Government takes a grip and makes everybody sign up to it."

A leading cardiologist said recently that eating saturated fat can actually be good for you and can help protect against heart disease.

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Saturated fat warning

Over four in five adults have no idea how much saturated fat they should eat ever day, a new poll has warned. Several supermarkets have committed to reducing levels of saturated fat in their products.