According to a study, many finished products such as breakfast cereals and sweetened soft drinks still contain a lot of sugar - especially foods made especially for children. For example, breakfast cereals for children contained an average of 17 grams of sugar per 100 grams, as the federal Max Rubner Institute reported on Tuesday after an evaluation for 2022 - the average of all breakfast cereals was 14.7 grams of sugar per 100 grams. Despite reductions in With certain foods, the salt and fat levels in soups, stews and instant meals are still high.
Federal Food Minister Cem Özdemir said: "Convenience products for children and adults must become healthier." Eating a lot of it increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or obesity. "It's up to the companies themselves to improve recipes," the Greens politician warned. He again campaigned for the planned ban on advertising unhealthier foods to children.
The Rubner Institute examined around 7,000 products for their fat, sugar and salt content. With regular monitoring, promises made by manufacturers to change ingredients for healthier foods are to be checked. The background is a strategy launched by the previous federal government, according to which sectors commit themselves to reduction targets for sugar, fat and salt by 2025.