15:46 / 19.12.2018
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Uzbekistan intends to impose restrictions on the import and production of goods with a high content of sugar, salt and fats

Uzbekistan plans to impose restrictions on the import and production of goods with a high content of salt, sugar and fats, Kun.uz correspondent reports citing the presidential decree.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed the Ministry of Health, together with relevant ministries and departments, to develop and approve the procedure and criteria for classifying food products with a high content of fats, salt and sugar.

They should also make proposals to limit the import, production, sale and consumption of these types of foods.

Note that usually the list of foods high in salt, sugar or fat include bread, sausages, canned goods, cheeses, sweet yogurts, pastries, mayonnaise, ketchup and others.

The main sources of added sugars are sweet flour products, cakes and pastries, sweets, sweet dairy products and curd products, sweet soft drinks, nectars and juice drinks. 

In Russia, for example, they plan to introduce special red markings for products with a high content of fats, salt and sugar, as well as to limit their advertising.

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