Salt in the diet is still too high

Today the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) released a report on its annual salt monitoring programme. This programme is in place since 2003 and encourages the food industry to gradually and voluntarily reduce the salt content of processed foods.

As part of the programme 530 samples were tested for their salt content in 2015. These included items from four food categories; processed meats, breads, breakfast cereals and spreadable fats. Since introduction of the programme in 2003 the FSAI have reported significant reductions in the salt content of foods.

While these results are encouraging salt intake in Irish adults is still exceeding the recommendations. It is important to read food labels as the majority of salt the population consumes comes from processed foods.

 

Posted: 04/11/2016 10:25:49 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Diet, Nutrition, Salt


 

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