Reducing saturated fat in the UK
In the UK, government health guidelines recommend that no more than 11% of our food energy should come from saturated fat. To support this recommendation, our business in the UK has signed up to the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal, in which influential companies commit to improving public health through a series of pledges.
We are one of only 19 signatories that have pledged to reduce saturated fat. This pledge commits us to reformulating our products to reduce fat, as well as reviewing our portion sizes and encouraging our consumers (and our own employees) to choose healthier options. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey will monitor our progress in fat reduction, and we will report on this annually.
Some of our key achievements under this pledge include:
• reducing the saturated fat level across all Kit Kat products produced in the UK by 3,300 tonnes.
• developing lower saturated fat recipes, with smaller portions and using healthier ingredients.
• reducing the saturated fat in our Lion, Kit Kat Chunky, Drifter and Yorkie bars by a total of 482 tonnes.
• removing 7.95 tonnes of saturated fat from our fab ice-cream in 2015 (2).
• launching new confectionery products with a smaller portion size.
• offering all employees nutrition training, including on reducing saturated fat in diets.