Monday, January 29, 2007

Shoppers given list of high-salt foods and urged to boycott them

The Guardian

By Rebecca Smithers, consumer affairs correspondent

Foods containing unnecessary and unhealthy amounts of salt are named and shamed today as Britain's shoppers are urged to boycott potentially dangerous processed foods.
The worst offenders include staple items such as bread, crumpets and cereals as well as the popular meat snack Peperami Sticks, which have about 4g of salt per 100g.
Consumers are being advised to go for widely available lower-salt alternatives, which are much better for their health, says a national campaign group.


No comments: