Softer Foods Range Update (IDDSI)
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
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
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
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
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