National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

National Agreement to Improve Product Composition 2014-2020

The purpose of the National Agreement To Improve Product Composition is to reduce the salt, unsaturated fat and calorie content (sugar and fat) of products. This will result in a healthier range of products.

The agreement has been signed by the following parties:

  • Dutch Food Retail Organisation (CBL)
  • Federation  of the Dutch Food Industry (FNLI)
  • Royal Dutch Hotel and Catering Association (KHN)
  • Dutch Catering Association (Veneca)
  • Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)

In the National Agreement To Improve Product Composition these parties state how they will jointly, each on the basis of their own responsibility, set about achieving the objectives up to and including 2020. The scope of the agreement aims in particular at salt, saturated fat and calories (sugar and fat), although it also has the wider ambition of making the range of products as a whole healthier.


This website provides information about the agreements concluded by the five parties with the aim of improving the range of products and about the progress made.


Information about food and healthy food choices can be found on the Netherlands Nutrition Centre website.

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