Tag: Food Industry

30 Mar 2020

Savoury Snacks Report

For World Salt Awareness week, The George Institute, in partnership with Heart Foundation and VicHealth, released a report on the salt content of savoury snacks. The report analysed more than 1500 savoury snacks from 2013 to 2019 and found vege-based and legume-based snacks contain alarming amounts of salt. The saltiest vege-based snack, a kale chip, […]

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10 Apr 2019

Potential use of salt substitutes to reduce blood pressure

Farrand et al. published a commentary outlining the potential use of salt substitutes to complement existing salt reduction strategies. Salt substitutes offer an opportunity to further reduce population salt intake and also increase potassium intake, which will reduce population blood pressure and assist in preventing and managing hypertension. They recommend governments consider promoting and subsidising […]

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27 Mar 2018

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 [...]
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