Responses received to the draft calorie reduction targets

Currently waiting for a response from Public Health England, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Public Health England,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

In relation to the calorie reduction targets, released in September 2020 (Calorie reduction: guidelines for the food industry):

- could you please provide me with copies of all responses you received on the targets/guideline reductions in their draft form when released to stakeholders for consultation, from all those invited to respond, plus any additional responses?

Please provide the information in the form of electronic copies.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Mhairi Brown

FOI, Public Health England

Dear Mhairi Brown,

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