Heart Foundation drops takeaway Tick

The National Heart Foundation is ending its Tick licensing program in the takeaway food industry.
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  • Updated:22 Sep 2011

01.Changes to the Heart Foundation Tick


The National Heart Foundation is scrapping its Tick Licensing Program for takeaway food.

Takeaway meals with the tick have been available since 2006, and National Heart Foundation CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts, said the organisation's work has led to improvements throughout takeaway and catering food outlets, such as bringing about the use of healthier oils.

But she said it was time for the National Heart Foundation to broaden its work across the takeaway sector.

"We're announcing plans to undertake special investigations into the food available when eating out, because we think you have the right to know how much saturated fat is in your morning muffin and how much hidden salt is in your sandwich," said Dr Roberts.

"We will make this information publicly available through quarterly audits on the foods Australians eat most often. We'll turn the spotlight onto those establishments that promote themselves as providing healthy food to help keep them accountable to the community."

The National Heart Foundation will also be calling on takeaway food chains to reduce the salt in the bread used in their meals.

The Foundation maintains that the Tick retail program will remain unchanged. 



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