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Softer Foods Range Update (IDDSI)

Added 152 days ago. 21 February 2019

We’d like to make you aware of some changes to our Softer Foods range from March 2019.

Why have we made some updates?

The NHS has changed its criteria for categorising different diet textures for people with swallowing difficulties and we have updated our range in line with this latest advice. This includes new names and requirements for food textures.

So what are the changes?

You will see some product improvements as well as new range names within the Softer Foods selection in our brochures, website and on the meal labels:
  • We have changed the names and improved the meals in line with the latest guidance from healthcare professionals within two of our ranges (Formerly Categories C & D).
  • We have introduced a brand-new range to replace our former Category E dishes.

Example of a new Softer Foods label:

How does this affect me?

​Level 4 Purée Meals

Formerly named Category C Purée Meals

If you have been eating a Category C Purée diet and your requirements have not changed, we recommend this
range for you.

The main change to this range is the updated name alongside some associated meal improvements.

​Level 5 Minced Meals

Formerly named Category D Soft Meals

If you have been eating a Category D Soft diet and your requirements have not changed, we recommend this
range.

The main change is the updated name alongside some associated meal improvements.

​Introducing Level 6 Soft & Bite-Sized Meals

Replacing Category E Extra Tender (Fork Mashable) Meals

We have introduced a brand new range for people with swallowing difficulties. This range has been created in
line with latest guidance from healthcare professionals for those who previously required a Category E
(Fork Mashable) diet.

If you have been eating a Category E Extra Tender (Fork Mashable) diet and your requirements have not changed, we recommend this new range for you.

The Extra Tender range remains in our range but will no longer be suitable for those with swallowing difficulties.

​We’re here to help

Our Softer Foods meals are still safe and nutritious dishes that people with swallowing difficulties can enjoy every day. These changes simply ensure we are up to date with the latest guidance from healthcare professionals.

If your dietary requirements or level of swallowing difficulties change at any time, we recommend seeking the advice of your healthcare professional as to which range and texture is right for you.
 

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