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The firm behind Dolmio pasta sauces and Uncle Ben's rice says some products should only be consumed once a week due to high salt, sugar or fat content.
Mars Food said it would distinguish between "everyday" and "occasional" items on packs and website.
The company said some foods were higher in salt, sugar or fat to maintain the "authentic" taste of products.
The advice is part of its Health and Wellbeing Ambition to "create and promote healthier food choices".
Mars told the BBC that just 5% of its products would be labelled "occasional".
These include Dolmio lasagne sauces, pesto, and carbonara and macaroni oven kits.
'More work to do'
Mars said its website would be updated over the next few months with a list of "occasional" products to be eaten not more than once a week, and "everyday" ones.
Those products, including Uncle Ben's oriental sauces, are to be reformulated over the next five years to cut salt, sugar or fat.
Shoppers will see the new guidance appearing on websites in the coming months.
Nutritionist Laura De La Harpe told BBC Radio 5 live it should not be difficult to reduce the sugar content of products.
"The tomatoes are quite sweet anyway," she said. "I think they need to trial it I suppose, and just bring it right down to a natural level. I think what would concern me would be in they start adding sweeteners, artificial sweeteners to replace the sugar."
Mars said its "nutrition criteria" has been developed based on recommendations from leading public health authorities such as the World Health Organization.
Fiona Dawson, a global president of Mars, 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 food industry has already made great strides in reducing sodium, but we have more work to do to help consumers reduce sodium intake.
"We support release of the US FDA's draft sodium reduction guidance, because we believe it's important to begin a stakeholder dialogue about the role industry can play in this critical part of consumers' diets."
The move comes after Chancellor George Osborne announced a sugar tax, with the aim of tackling childhood obesity, in his recent Budget.


I'm more worried that some people think that people treat an advertising slogan as a diet guideline.

Just fucking make your own pasta sauce anyway. It's not hard.

The little Uncle Ben/Dolmio microwave rice/pasta pots are decent lunches at work though.
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This is why you make your own sauces hmu

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I sure hope Ben & Jerry's is still fine to eat regularly
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You won't BELIEVE what they put in their chocolate bars!
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There's a Mars production plant in the city I grew up near
It makes pet food
And they dump the rotten unusable meat out early in the mornings
Right when I was driving past for school...
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Sort of a metaphor for your life really isn't it Pasta?
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Don't people read what's in the shit they buy? You don't have to be a fucking genius to google RDI for whatever is in it. Or do people simply not care?
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There's a Mars production plant in the city I grew up near
It makes pet food
And they dump the rotten unusable meat out early in the mornings
Right when I was driving past for school...


It's like that one song

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Don't people read what's in the shit they buy? You don't have to be a fucking genius to google RDI for whatever is in it. Or do people simply not care?


The sort of people who need to buy premade bolognese are not the sort of people to research what's in it.
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I sure hope Ben & Jerry's is still fine to eat regularly


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You won't BELIEVE what they put in their chocolate bars!


It's bugs isn't it

The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect bits
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It's bugs isn't it

The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect bits

well i mean in some cultures they eat incests anyway
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Reminds me when Coca Cola said that nobody should believe that VitaminWater is good for their health

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It's bugs isn't it

The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect bits


It'd actually make the food healthier and more nutritious if it had bugs in it instead of sugar/salt/etc.

I don't think I'll ever eat a bug with its bug shape (just like I wouldn't eat a chicken's head with its shape or stuff like that). We just need to create a paste of bug meat and make hot dogs and stuff. I mean, there is a lot of shit in hot dogs, with the usual "you'll vomit when you find out what's in a hot dog", so making it with bugs wouldn't make a difference
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the shocking admission is that their food is made from electric eels
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
#24
I don't know why these pasta sauces are so popular. They are basically tinned tomatoes with a few herbs and garlic chucked in. So simple to make your own and far less unhealthy.
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#25
i used to eat those Uncle Ben's microwavable pouches and then i realized they're gross.
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Had the same thought, Heh.
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whoever eats this garbage constantly deserves whatever misery that is coming.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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