The campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) has stated that it will not be easy to achieve further reductions in salt in foods.
In a report, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) say that despite the fact that salt content needs to be cut down in most of the foods, there are not much chances of a significant cut down of salt as only small changes to individual products are expected.
When it comes to salt cut down, according to Andrea Martinez-Inchausti, deputy food director at the BRC, states that the UK is leading the world and it is reaching the limit of what is currently possible.
She said, “Producing foods with even less salt but which go off too quickly or lack flavour could simply result in consumers switching to higher salt products. That's no solution.”
It has however been stated by Cash that it is possible to cut down salt even further. There have been many products that are going well below the targets set for 2012.
According to the group's chairman, Professor Graham MacGregor, with many food companies in the UK, it is possible to reach the level of 6gms of salt daily.
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