survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recognised
steps taken by the food manufacturing industry to reduce
salt in a number of products.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) announced that it
was encouraged by the results and said it would consult
members over the possibility of achieving new targets.
FSA findings included the reduction of salt levels in
bread by 30 per cent, while the content of potato crisps
dropped 25 per cent.
Director of communications for FDF Julian Hunt said:
"This survey confirms that the leadership shown by the
food industry over many years on salt reduction is
making a real difference to the diets of UK consumers."
He added that shoppers saved the equivalent of 2,000
tonnes in purchases last year, citing TNS research.
Last week the FDF announced its own findings that 82 per
cent of food and packaging waste produced by the
industry in 2006 was recycled or recovered.