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Packaged food supply in Fiji: Nutrient levels, compliance with sodium targets and adherence to labelling regulations

Jun 03, 2021

To estimate the proportion of products meeting Fiji government labelling regulations, assess compliance with national sodium reformulation targets, and examine the sodium and total sugar levels in packaged foods sold in selected major supermarkets. We selected five major supermarkets in 2018 and collected the product information and nutritional content from the labels of all packaged foods sold. We organised 4,278 foods into 14 major food categories and 36 sub-categories and recorded the proportion of products labelled in accordance with the Fiji labelling regulations. We looked at the levels of sodium and total sugar in each food category and assessed how many products complied with the Fiji reformulation targets set for sodium. We also listed the companies responsible for each product.

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