Salt

Professor Buttriss: ‘Concern has existed about the risk for people with undiagnosed kidney disease’

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Why potassium benefits outweigh the risks

By Judy Buttriss

Recommendations from government advisors on the use of potassium salts in place of sodium chloride (salt) was published in November.

Dispute: previously published figures showed average daily salt consumption to be lower

Salt campaign group calls for new nutrition agency

By Noli Dinkovski

A leading campaign group has called on the government to set up an independent agency responsible for nutrition, after it emerged that previously published National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) figures on salt had been adjusted.

Cutting salt intake was accompanied by a fall in blood pressure in adults

Children help cut parents’ salt intake

By Rod Addy

Parents’ salt intake was slashed through the intervention of their children in a joint UK and China study funded by the Medical Research Council.

Consumers are more concerned with calories and fat than salt

Slash the salt

By Michelle Knott

Yeast extracts are helping food firms slash the salt, reports Michelle Knott

Salt of the Earth’s low-sodium sea salt is targeted at the children's market

Sea salt targets new low-sodium for kids

By Lorraine Mullaney

Salt of the Earth’s low-sodium sea salt is designed to help food manufacturers meet low-sodium targets for children, according to the firm.

Flavour manufacturer joins forces with salt producer

Low-salt product launched for processed meat

Vacuum salt producer AkzoNobel Salt Specialties has joined forces with flavour manufacturer Givaudan to design a low-sodium ingredient to replace salt in processed meat.

Salty survey: Jamie Oliver’s Italian had the highest level of salt of the celebrity chef restaurants surveyed

Public Health Responsibility Deal to target caterers

By Rick Pendrous

Caterers will be the focus of the government’s new salt reduction strategy to be published during National Salt Awareness Week, which starts today (March 11), as part of the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network.

Salt reduction is approaching its limits, confirms Leatherhead Food Research

Salt cuts ARE ‘reaching limit’: Leatherhead Food Research

By Mike Stones

Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) has confirmed salt reduction in food is reaching its limits, while rejecting claims that the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) had misrepresented its views.

‘Shocking’ salt claims anger sausage makers

‘Shocking’ salt claims anger sausage makers

By Graham Holter

Sausage manufacturers have hit back after a report accused them of producing products with dangerously high salt levels, and say that the results are misleading, while 2012 reduction targets risk going too far.

Fat that got the cream

Fat that got the cream

By Rick Pendrous

Reformulating foods to reduce levels of fat, salt and sugar is key to reducing the UK’s spiralling
obesity epidemic. But it’s
no mean feat.

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