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Legal Requirements on salt and sugar content?

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HopHopALady Thu 05-Nov-09 12:44:14

Someone once told me that it's illegal for baby food products to contain added salt and sugar. Is this true? If so, why is one of the top ingredients in baby fromage frais sugar?

Seona1973 Thu 05-Nov-09 20:00:14

I dont think you can add salt to baby foods - dont think it applies to sugar though.

Seona1973 Thu 05-Nov-09 20:02:36

from food standards agency:

Baby foods aren’t allowed to contain added salt. But any foods you buy that aren’t aimed at babies, especially sauces and ready-made porridge, can often be high in salt, so also limit how much of these you let your baby eat and remember to check the label

giggleloop Thu 05-Nov-09 20:07:48

think sugar is reccomended, not law

I think artificial sweeteners are banned in foods targeted at under 3s.

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