In 2009, the Belgian federation of producers (FEVIA) and distributors (COMEOS) of food products in Belgium, together with the Belgian Government, made a joint commitment to reduce the amount of salt intake by 10% before the end of 2012.
Monitoring figures of FEVIA, communicated in September 2013, indicate a reduction of 16% to 36% in meat products, 22% in bread, 17% in powdered soup, 15% to 29% in ready meals and 7.5 to 20% in cheese.
Whereas the period of the Agreement with the Belgian Government was from 2009 till 2012, the actions of the food companies are still ongoing.
On the 13th of June 2016, a new action plan on product formulation was launched in Belgium by the minister of public health in collaboration with the food industry and the retailers. The action plan focusses on the reduction of energy intake and on the optimization of the nutritional composition of food products.