Public health watchdog to focus on hospitality in sugar reduction programme

Public health watchdog Public Health England is set to turn its focus to the hospitality sector in the next phase of its sugar reduction programme, as it revealed the progress it has made so far in its bid to reduce sugars in food by 20% by 2020.

The average sugar content (based on a simple average per 100g) of products purchased in the out of home sector fell by 4.9% in 2018 as compared to the baseline year of 2017, according to a new report by Public Health England.