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New Salt Targets (by 2017)

The Department of Health has published new salt targets for 2017.   The targets for bought in sandwiches are now 10% lower than they were.

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New Salt Targets Ahead

The Department of Health has started discussions with the industry on new salt targets for a variety of foods, including sandwiches. The British Sandwich Association is currently liaising with members over the viability of their proposals which would add maximums to the current targets.

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Catering Salt Pledges

Catering Salt Pledges

There are additional elements in relation to the salt pledge for the foodservice sector:

"We recognise that achieving the public health goal of consuming no more than 6g of salt per person per day will necessitate further action across the whole industry, Government, NGOs and individuals.

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Salt Reduction Pledge

Salt Reduction Pledge

Major reductions have been made in salt levels in packaged sandwiches and the foodservice sector is now working to achieve similar reductions that will help it meet targets set by the Department of Health under its Responsibility Deal pledge.

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Salt Reduction in Packaged Sandwiches - Letter to Dr Jebb

Salt Reduction in Packaged Sandwiches - Letter to Dr Jebb

This is a letter sent to Dr. Susan Jebb from the Obesity and Food Policy Branch concerning proposed new salt targets.

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Salt Targets for Bought Sandwiches

Salt Targets for Bought Sandwiches

As part of the Government’s anti-obesity campaign, the Department of Health has established targets for salt in bought sandwiches. The current targets are set out below.

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Potassium-based Salt Replacements

Potassium-based Salt Replacements

The Department of Health is considering the risks and benefits around the use of potassium-based salt replacers.

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