Ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers have been invited to submit ideas for sugar-alternatives that will help food companies achieve the ‘20% sugar reduction by 2020 target’ laid out in the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. 

‘Food businesses target sugar alternatives to improve public health’ links to ‘Sugar Reduction Technical Solutions Survey’ which has been published online by the British Retail Consortium and the Food and Drink Federation to enable potential suppliers to submit brief details of ingredients and products that may help companies reformulate their products to reduce sugar, while maintaining quality, taste, safety and shelf life.

The two trade organisations will use feedback from the survey to create a database to support manufacturers and retailers in their sugar reduction efforts.