Food industry in Canada fail to meet salt reduction targets

Voluntary targets for sodium in various processed foods were introduced by the federal government (Health Canada) in Canada four years ago. These targets focused on 94 food categories within processed foods, aiming to reduce average sodium intake to 2,300mg in a two year period, yet in an evaluation of 10,000 products within the 94 food […]

Know your numbers – World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension League is targeting hypertension awareness with World Hypertension Day on the 17th of May. The theme of Know Your Numbers is aiming to increase awareness of high blood pressure. This campaign ties in with May Measurement Month, through the International Society of Hypertension, and is a global synchronised screening campaign setting up free […]

Salty Sausages a Health Risk on Australian BBQ’s

Research conducted by the George Institute for Global Health, in collaboration with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and the Heart Foundation Victoria, showed that the Australian BBQ favourite – sausages – contain on average over a quarter (28%) of recommended daily salt intake in one sausage alone. Data was analysed from 2010-2017, with data […]