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Monitoring of Sodium and Potasssium in Processed Foods Period: Sep 2003 to Nov 2016

Authors/ source/ publisher
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Date added to library 08 November 2016
Year published
2016
Abstract
The Food Safety Authority (FSAI) has today (03/11/2016) published an update of its annual salt monitoring programme. As part of this ongoing programme of monitoring which has been in place since 2003, the FSAI examined 530 samples of processed food in 2015 across four food product categories including: processed meats, breads, breakfast cereals and spreadable fats. Significant reductions in salt content was observed across a variety of products, but most notably in processed meats such as rashers, cooked ham and sausages.