A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during
Food processing can be as basic as:
Not all processed foods are unhealthy but some processed foods may contain
high levels of salt, sugar and fat.
What counts as processed food?
Examples of common processed foods include:
savoury snacks, such as crisps, sausage rolls, pies and pasties
meat products, such as bacon, sausage, ham, salami and paté
"convenience foods", such as microwave meals or ready meals
cakes and biscuits