Mars is giving its Dolmio Stir-in range a healthy makeover with improved recipes and is also adding new variants to its Uncle Ben's Express rice menu.

The Dolmio Stir-in range, which is being rolled out now, has had salt and fat levels "significantly reduced" to meet FSA guidelines, the company said, with the non-meat varieties now containing 100% natural ingredients.

The packaging had been updated and now featured brighter colours, as well as GDA information to "mark Dolmio's commitment to transparent labelling", said Wendy Wing, customer marketing manager at Mars Food UK, which is backing the changes with a £1m marketing campaign.

It follows last month's improvements to Dolmio's Sauce for Lasagne range.

Mars is also extending its microwaveable Uncle Ben's Express menu with tandoori and mixed pepper flavours (rsp: £1.55), available from August.