Caterforce supports customers to meet new salt and sugar guides

Caterforce is improving the recipes of its own brand Chefs’ Selections products to ensure they meet Public Health England’s salt reduction targets for 2024

Chefs’ Selections sauces have all been reformatted to bring them in line with the UK salt guidelines, ahead of its introduction in 2024. The sauces, which include the 2.27l mint sauce, sticky bbq sauce, French dressing, salad cream, Caesar dressing, Thai sweet chilli, horseradish and premium tomato ketchup, all now have reduced salt and sugar.

Chefs’ Selection Tomato Paste now also has reduced salt. In making these changes, Caterforce has removed 19 tonnes of sugar and 13 tonnes of salt across the range.

“We’re supporting our customers by reformatting our recipes to ensure that they meet these important new targets ahead of the 2024 deadline,” said Joanna Halucha, Group Own Brand Buying and Technical Manager, Caterforce.

“By creating these delicious, high-quality sauces with reduced salt and sugar ahead of time, our customers can relax, knowing that the sauce element of their menu meets the new target while still delivering great flavour and fantastic value.”

The new salt targets cover 84 specific food groups across with different targets for retail and foodservice products from pizza, pasta and cheese to meat, bakery and condiments. Businesses are also expected to reduce levels of sugar and calories to meet additional guidelines.

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