Mars to label savoury products ‘Eat occasionally’

Mars will add new labels to savoury products that do not meet their own nutrition criteria.

The label ‘Eat occasionally, once a week’ will be added to brands such as Uncle Ben’s, Seeds of Change, Dolmio, Miracoli and Masterfoods. This latest initiative is a part of the company’s Global Health and Wellbeing Ambition, which aims to increase the nutritional value of Mars products.

Some products which contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat – such as pestos and lasagnes from the Dolmio and Miracoli range – will not be reformulated so as not to compromise the authenticity of their recipes, according to the company.

However, the company has stated their commitment to reducing the salt, sugar and fat levels in their products, aiming to turn ‘occasional’ products into ‘every day’ products.

The food giant has also set itself the target of cutting sodium by 20 per cent by 2021, and reducing sugar in some sauces and light meals by 2018.

A list of occasional products will be available on the company’s website in the next few months, and the new labelling is due to be rolled out within the next year.

Red Rock Deli launches new range of Sweet Potato Crisps

Red Rock Deli, has released a new range of Sweet Potato Crisps. The new product joins Red Rock Deli’s existing range of Potato Crisps and Red Rock Deli Style Dips.

The new Red Rock Deli Sweet Potato Crisps are prepared using only the finest quality Australian sweet potatoes, according to the company.

Three flavour combinations are available – Roast Garlic, Rosemary & Thyme, Green Chilli & Coriander and Sea Salt.

“The success of Red Rock Deli has been built on providing unique tastes and textures with flavour combinations that capture our consumers’ imaginations. Our new Sweet Potato Crisps continue the brand’s journey of innovation and taste discovery,” said Robyn Quinn, Marketing Director, Red Rock Deli.

The company said that Red Rock Deli Sweet Potato Crisps are cooked in 100 per cent sunflower oil, and have no artificial flavours, preservatives or added MSG.