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Cow & Gate ditches biscuit range amid fat claims

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Baby food manufacturer Cow & Gate is set to withdraw one of its biscuit ranges after it was found to contain hydrogenated fats.

baby feedingBaby food manufacturer Cow & Gate is set to withdraw one of its biscuit ranges after it was found to contain hydrogenated fats.

Cow & Gate’s Bear, Berry Bear, and Animal Friends biscuits would be discontinued from June following discussions with the Food Standards Agency, the company said.

The news follows an investigation by the Children's Food Campaign, which found more than 50 baby food products contained high levels of fat, salt and sugar.

The investigation claimed that 100g of Farley's Original Rusks, made by Heinz, contained 29g of sugar – more than some chocolate digestive biscuits.

Heinz Toddler's Own Mini Cheese Biscuits contained 7.3g of saturated fat per 100g – more than the 6.7g in an equal weight piece of a McDonald's cheeseburger.

"In discussion with the Food Standards Agency we have already taken the decision to discontinue our baby biscuits, when we became aware of presence of hydrogenated fat, which contains a very small amount of trans fats," a spokeswoman for Cow & Gate said.

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5th May 2009, 14:50
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