FOB Statement on the National Food Strategy

“The Federation of Bakers welcomes the second part of the National Food Strategy and supports its contribution to the debate on the future of the food industry in the UK.

We are supportive of the need to combat obesity and improve the overall health of the nation. However, we do not believe that proposed taxes on salt and sugar are the way forward. This is a very broad issue and food is not the only solution; improving education around food and diet is vital, as well as tackling poor housing and poverty, which are very much contributing factors.

As the National Food Strategy is just one contribution to the government’s thinking, we look forward to the forthcoming white paper, in which it plans to set out its priorities for the food system.”


Gordon Polson

Chief Executive – FOB Ltd.