Food For All
The UK food and drink industry has been providing safe,
nutritious and great value food to customers for over 100
years. Food provides the energy and nutrients the body
needs to stay healthy and function properly.
But eating is not just like refuelling a car with
petrol. The way we eat can be defined by our
culture and lifestyle, by our emotions and our
Enjoyable food is one of life's
Our understanding of what constitutes a
healthy balanced diet, and our ability to
construct it in a way consistent with changing
lifestyles, has been a great journey of the
last century. Throughout, our members
have worked to meet changing tastes and
Our industry leads the world in
developing new products and reformulating old
favourites to cut salt, fat or energy or to boost
fibre or vitamin content, for example.
Over 8,500 products are launched each year
ranging from light options, to fortified foods,
to new product sizes, in order to meet specific
consumer or nutritional needs.
healthy convenience food for busy people,
to offering safe choices for people with food
allergies and intolerances, manufacturers
provide access to a broad range of foods that
can contribute to a balanced diet.
Nutrition science is constantly evolving, as
is the understanding of food preferences,
allergies and intolerances. Food manufacturers
provide consumers, including groups with very
specific needs, with positive food nutrition
solutions and great taste experiences.
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Last reviewed: 03 Jan 2013