Government to tackle salt reduction issues

We already know too much salt can lead to conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

That is why we are taking action through the Responsibility Deal to help reduce the salt in peoples' diets.

And we are looking at clearer salt labelling on foods as part of our consultation on front of pack labelling.

We keep these findings under review alongside other emerging research in the field.

– A Department of Health spokesman

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