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U.K.’s “Action On Salt” Calls For Honest Labeling Of “Healthy” Snacks

March 9, 2021: 12:00 AM EST
A group of British scientists focusing on preventive medicine and the unhealthy effects of sodium over-consumption has released new data showing that some seemingly “healthy” snacks are in fact saltier than the concentration of seawater and could be sabotaging consumers’ health. A survey of new products in the U.K. found, for example, that one 45-gram serving of either Love Corn Salt Vinegar – advertised as vegan, gluten-free, Non GMO Project Verified, and kosher – or Love Corn Habanero Chilli contains more salt than 3.5 bags of Walkers Ready Salted crisps. Action on Salt, housed at Queen Mary University (London), said more than half of “healthy” snacks are considered a high fat, salt and/or sugar (HFSS) food, but the majority do not display color-coded labeling on the front of packages. The group calls for restrictions on the use of misleading nutrition claims on foods deemed high in fat, salt and sugar, and urges the British government to appoint a successor to Public Health England to help bring down salt levels across all foods.
"'Healthy' Snacks Could Be Sabotaging Our Health as Experts Call for Honest Food Labeling - says New Report", Responsesource, March 09, 2021, via M2 PressWIRE, © ResponseSource Ltd
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