Salt is no secret, says FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has refuted allegations that manufacturers conceal salt in food.

“Claims that the industry hides salt in food are inaccurate, misleading and unhelpful to consumers, said FDF deputy director general Martin Paterson.

“The food manufacturing industry is committed to continuing to reduce levels of salt in products and providing lower salt options where technologically possible, safe and acceptable to consumers. Significant reductions have already been achieved in foods regularly eaten by children such as breakfast cereals, bread, and soups, and the industry has been praised by the Food Standards Agency for this success.

“We will continue to work with the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health to help achieve sodium reductions in our diets and to increase consumer choice.

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