Dolmio warn customers "don't eat our food more than once a week"
The makers of Dolmio lasagna meals have warned customers they shouldn't eat their food more than once a week.
Mars Food, who make Dolmio sauces, say that some of their sauces contain so much salt, sugar and fat they should only be eaten once a week for your own health.
The firm says they will now label certain products as "occasional" foods, and advise customers that they shouldn't be eaten more than once a week.
Products that will will be part of this new "no more than once a week" range include:
- Macaroni cheese sauce
- Creamy tomato sauce (that one hurts - it's delicious)
- Dolmio pesto
- Lasagna meal kits
- Lasagna sauces
- Dolmio oven bake kits
Eating these products more than once a week is unhealthy, due to the sugar, fats and salts contained within the meals.
Per portion a jar of creamy tomato sauce contains 1g of salt, but the whole jar is 500g. If you chug the whole jar, that's 4g of salt. Adults are recommended to only eat 6g of salt in a day.
No more chugging creamy tomato sauce from the jar every day for breakfast. Sad times.
"When's a your Dolmio day?" If your answer is "It's a all the days a" you might want to start worrying about your health.
Mars Food are also creating a healthy range that can be eaten every day, rather than just 52 times in a year. These new products will contain at least one serving of vegetables per jar, if they are tomato based.
Mars Food said the move is designed to give customers easier-to-understand nutritional information, and improve their range of healthy food.
Fiona Dawson, global president of Mars food said:
"Our nutrition criteria sets a very high standard for our products, and we also want to help our consumers understand the difference between 'everyday' and 'occasional' products within a balanced diet.”
The company has pledged to cut salt by 20% by 2021.