Deputy director of the Food and Drink Federation, Martin Paterson, said: “The industry works with food regulators and parents to ensure that its products are safe, wholesome and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.”
The CA has warned that children whose diet regularly featured ‘kids' foods’ could face a range of problems in the future, including diabetes and cancer.
The report said some manufacturers confused consumers over the salt content in their foods and that a number of tinned products for children were higher in sugar and salt than their adult equivalents.
Paterson stressed: “Over 80% of UK-produced, pre-packed manufactured foods now routinely provide nutritional labelling to help consumers' purchasing decisions."
Labour MP Debra Shipley has called for adverts for ‘junk food’ to be banned from pre-school children's television.