Boots UK Ltd
F2. Salt Reduction (pledge now closed)
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 19 December, 2011
Within Alliance Boots, Boots UK is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer selling an extensive boots branded range of lunchtime food, drink and snacking products.Boots recognises its responsibility to support healthy eating and has implemented an ongoing programme to limit the salt content of shapers and delicious foods since 2003. This programme ensures wherever possible that all Boots products are developed in accordance with strict nutritional criteria and maximum limits for salt.Boots salt limits have reflected the original food standards agency (FSA) 2010 voluntary salt reduction targets, the revised 2010 targets, the FSA 2012 targets and now the salt targets agreed by the Responsibility Deal.In signing up to the Responsibility Deal we acknowledged that the targets may not be achievable for certain product categories. We are working with our product suppliers, other retailers and food manufacturers to explore potential technical developments of these products.We remain committed to supporting customers' healthy diet and lifestyle. We are confident that with sustained effort, our approach to fully integrate the Responsibility Deal salt targets within our own product nutritional criteria will enable us to make good progress.We will report on our achievements for all participating product categories in due course.