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Table 5 Percentages of food products classed as ‘High’ – Least healthy, based on the FSA (2016)

From: An assessment of nutrition information on front of pack labels and healthiness of foods in the United Kingdom retail market

 Food category Fat Saturated fat Sugar Salt
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Cereals 16 20.5 18 16.8 35 49.3 5 17.2
Dairy 36 46.2 40 37.4 10 14.1 12 41.4
Beverages 3 3.8 6 5.6 11 15.5 0 0.0
Meats 16 20.5 38 35.5 0 0.0 12 41.4
Fruits and vegetables 7 9.0 5 4.7 15 21.1 0 0.0
Total 78 100.0 107 100.0 71 100.0 29 100.0
Overall % 500 15.6 500 21.4 500 14.2 500 5.8