THE MP for Clwyd South has welcomed a recently-announced calorie cap on products made in a Chirk factory.

Susan Elan Jones MP is in favour of plans by Mondelez International, who own the Cadbury’s site in Chirk, to make all of its Cadbury chocolate and biscuit products under 100 calories by the end of 2020.

She said: “I am delighted that Mondelēz has decided to take this important step. The ticking time bomb of childhood obesity is of great concern to me and I welcome any initiative that helps tackle it. It is high time that this matter was properly acknowledged and addressed.”

“It is a problem that places a huge strain on our NHS, with billions of pounds a year spent on treating conditions relating to obesity. I believe that it is also vital the UK government addresses the inequalities that are associated with this issue."