Action on Salt claims the salt content of some plant-based foods is too high and is urging UK Government to mandate levels.
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The salt content of processed foods remains high, though some countries ranked considerably worse than others in the BMJ Open study.
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Replacing salt with a low-sodium alternative reduced the chance of stroke and other major cardiovascular events among participating communities in China.
Action on Salt has issued a warning over the salt levels in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks and has urged the UK Government to name a successor to Public Health England to lead the salt reduction campaign.
Researchers from Queen Mary University claim salt reduction targets have prevented heart disease, but that the programme is stalling.
The timeframe for the consultation has been called "frankly astounding" by the FDF, which has called for more detail in the proposal to ban advertising of unhealthy foods, as well as a meeting at Number 10 to discuss the way forward.
Researchers in Melbourne and Auckland say health star rating system should be compulsory, as they believe this will have a more significant effect in improving the nutrition of Australians and New Zealanders.
IRI analysis shows that £3 billion is at risk if Government ban on promotions of food and drink products high in sugar, salt and fat proceeds.
Following evidence that being overweight can increase the health risks from COVID-19, the British Government has published new voluntary calorie and salt reduction guidelines for the food industry and is encouraging businesses to implement them.