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Correspondance with food/beverage industry regarding reformulation

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

I am writing, in accordance with Freedom of Information legislation, to request the release of the following:

(1) Correspondence (electronic & hard copy/written) between senior officials within your Department and food/beverage corporations or trade bodies/associations on the topic of reformulation (i.e. salt, sugar and/or calorie reduction) and PHE's refromulation programme, since January 2016.

(2) Minutes and attendee lists of meetings between senior officials within your Department and food/beverage corporations or trade bodies/associations on the topic of reformulation (i.e. salt, sugar and/or calorie reduction) and PHE's refromulation programme, since January 2016.

If you feel that you can't answer my request on a reasonable timeframe, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could contact me immediately and provide assistance as to how I could narrow down my request.

If you have already released any of this information in response to another FOI request it would be helpful if you could share this too.

Many thanks for your time and attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Mhairi Brown

Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ms Brown,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1319946 ).

Yours sincerely, 

Dorothy Crowe
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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