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Klöckner agree with industry on less fat, salt and sugar
The food industry is committed to food Minister Klöckner, according to self, to reduce salt, fat and sugar in finished products. Consumer advocates criticize the move and accuse the Minister to kowtow to the industry. the

the Federal food Minister Julia Klöckner has agreed with several sectors of the food industry to reduce sugar, salt and fat in ready-made products up to 2025. "The food industry has obliged for the first time and wants to get in your steps check, to reduce sugar, fat and salt in processed foods", said the CDU-Minister of the imagenewspaper.

this is a type of voluntary self-obligation, not a law. The objectives should be reviewed next fall for the first time, said Klöckner. Thus, for example, the Association of grain, mills is committed and the strength of the economy, to reduce sugar in children's Breakfast cereals to have at least 20 percent. The beverage industry wants to reduce the Sugar content of juices and soft drinks by 15 percent. This Wednesday

criticized The consumer organization food watch, Klöckner kusche in front of the food industry. Other countries have made Serious in the fight against obesity and limited, among other things, advertising to children, or taxed überzuckerte sodas. However, the Minister please ", the manufacturer-friendly, to tilt a little less sugar in their products - and leaves it to the company, whether you join or not," said food watch chief Executive Martin Rücker.

The Minister stressed that have committed to the industry for the first time, to reduce sugar, salt and fats and, in their steps, check. "If the economy doesn't cooperate, we will consider further measures," she said.

In Germany, according to the Ministry 47% of women, 62 per cent of men and 15 percent of children are considered overweight. Too much sugar, fat and salt increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes.

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