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 environment.

Food For AllEnjoyable food is one of life's great pleasures.

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 requirements.

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.

From providing 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