Salt Reduction

CASH’s calls for further salt reduction in ham could endanger consumer health, warns PTF

Salt reduction in ham threatens consumers’ lives: PTF

By Rick Pendrous

Salt reduction campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) has been slammed by ham producers for potentially putting people’s lives at risk by calling for immediate further reductions in the salt content of ham and other cured meat products...

United Biscuits has slashed its fat content

Fat fighters

By Lynda Searby

Industry's strides to slash fat and salt appear to have gone unnoticed. Reports Lynda Searby

Will low-salt products targeted at men start to emerge, given their 9.3g/ day consumption is well above the recommended maximum of 6g/day?

Food manufacturers seek smarter salt targets

By Rick Pendrous

A more 'results oriented' approach to cutting salt in people's diets is being sought by manufacturers, given the problems faced by some sectors of the industry in meeting the existing 2012 salt reduction targets

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.

Food firms are looking for ways to further reduce salt in food production

Food firms to begin new salt reduction project

By Dan Colombini

Food and drink manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to reduce the amount of salt used in food production as part of a new project with Leatherhead Food Research.

Department of Health to ditch tougher salt targets

Department of Health to ditch tougher salt targets

By Rick Pendrous

Further evidence has emerged that the Department of Health (DoH) will not implement tougher salt reduction targets after 2012, despite denials that it planned to “ditch” them entirely.

Manufacturers may struggle to reach 2012 health targets

Samworth says 2012 targets 'may be a step too far'

By Rick Pendrous

Chilled convenience manufacturer Samworth Brothers is working to cut the levels of salt and saturated fat in its food products, despite not making a pledge to do so under the government's Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD).

Responsibility Deal: signatories have pledged to meet the FSA's 2012 salt targets

Salt campaign group welcomes responsibility deal

By Rick Pendrous

Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), a leading UK health group which campaigns for reduced levels of salt in processed foods has welcomed the targets announced in the Public Health Responsibility Deal for food, published by health secretary Andrew...

Hard target

Hard target

What are the most promising strategies for reducing salt without alienating your customer base? Paul Gander finds out


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